26 01, 2021

The first week: Executive orders focused on immigration

2021-02-17T00:56:01-05:00January 26th, 2021|

It has been a week since the inauguration of President Biden, and we are seeing positive signs of change in immigration policies. A subset of the new President’s executive orders began the effort to overturn more than 400 actions issued by the previous administration that undermined established pathways for legal immigration, naturalization, and humanitarian [...]

19 01, 2021

Inauguration Day

2021-01-19T15:26:58-05:00January 19th, 2021|

Tomorrow Joe Biden and Kamala Harris become President and Vice President of the United States. For the International Institute of New England, the change in administration is a welcome relief. At IINE, we look forward to working with the new administration in fulfilling its pledge of restoring America as “a nation of laws and [...]

12 11, 2020

The difference between two Mondays

2021-08-06T16:05:14-04:00November 12th, 2020|

After a momentous weekend, our staff returned to work—either virtually or in person—yesterday. Here’s what their Monday looked like: In Boston, a member of the Employment team helped an immigrant client file an application for unemployment. They had been working at a nearby hotel for a number of years before being furloughed and eventually [...]

1 10, 2020

IINE Statement on the Refugee Admissions Cap for FY21

2021-08-06T16:05:14-04:00October 1st, 2020|

The International Institute of New England (IINE) condemns the Trump Administration’s newly-announced plan to permit no more than 15,000 refugees to enter the United States during Fiscal Year 2021, which starts today (October 1). Our nation can and should do so much better. Today’s announcement means that many refugees already living in the US, [...]

20 08, 2020

Congratulations to our graduating class: Healthcare & Hospitality Training Program

2021-08-06T16:05:14-04:00August 20th, 2020|

The International Institute of New England’s Healthcare & Hospitality Training Program (HHTP) is a nine-week course designed to prepare immigrants for jobs in the hospitality and healthcare industries, and to equip them with the necessary skills to launch their careers. IINE has offered skills-training programs in-person and on-site at our office in Boston for [...]

20 08, 2020

Memory lane calling – IINE client comes full circle

2021-08-06T16:05:14-04:00August 20th, 2020|

By Sherry Spaulding, Education and Youth Program Manager I received a very special phone call today. It was Samuel Jordan, the 74-year-old patriarch of a Liberian family who was my very first job placement client when I started working at IINE’s Lowell office as an Employment Specialist in 2004. He was calling to tell [...]

14 08, 2020

Welcome to America. You are now in lockdown. – IINE resettles refugee family

2021-08-06T16:05:14-04:00August 14th, 2020|

This message comes from Rahmatullah Aka, IINE’s Community Services Manager in Boston. He shared this story as part of our All Together campaign, made possible by a generous $15k match offer from a family foundation and friend of IINE. This month, they will match every donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000 $30,000. You can help [...]

6 08, 2020

She was an asylee with COVID-19 and needed help – IINE responds

2021-08-06T16:05:14-04:00August 6th, 2020|

This message comes from Sabyne Denaud, IINE’s Community Services Manager in Lowell. She shared this story as part of our All Together campaign, made possible by a generous $15k match offer from a family foundation and friend of IINE. This month, they will match every donation, dollar-for-dollar, up to $15,000 $30,000. You can help us reach our goal by donating at iine.org/match-campaign.  [...]

29 06, 2020

A collaboration between local organizations has brought fresh produce each week to the kitchens of newcomer families in Lowell, Massachusetts.

2021-08-06T16:05:14-04:00June 29th, 2020|

The International Institute of New England officially suspended all its in-person services on March 13. Ever since, we have been working tirelessly and creatively to continue to support our immigrant and refugee communities. We had to adapt to these unprecedented circumstances and keep providing the critical employment, case management, and legal immigration services we have been providing for more than [...]

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