Becoming a New American

2022-07-01T17:23:12-04:00July 4th, 2022|

The resettlement process doesn’t end once our clients safely relocate to their new communities. This is often just the beginning step on their path to building a new life in the United States.  In celebration of Independence Day, we’d like to recognize some of those whose journey has brought them to New [...]

IINE’s CEO Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization

2022-06-28T10:37:20-04:00June 28th, 2022|

Dear IINE Friends and Supporters:  On Friday, June 24th, the United States Supreme Court rescinded a 50-year-old constitutional right allowing women in all 50 states safe and legal access to abortion. The Court's decision means that in some states, women will have the right to make their own decisions about their reproductive health, while [...]

IINE’s Vice President Statement on Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade 

2022-06-27T14:43:56-04:00June 27th, 2022|

Through the 14 years I have participated professionally in supporting the lives of refugees and immigrants, what has centered my commitment is the promise of human dignity, found in opportunities for freedom from oppression and persecution. Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the federal constitutional right to abortion established in Roe [...]

IINE Statement on Passing of Massachusetts Work and Family Mobility Act

2022-06-09T17:57:06-04:00June 9th, 2022|

Imagine worrying every time you had to bring a loved one to the doctor, drive to the store to buy groceries, or drive to get your kids from school, you may be separated from your family. This was a daily reality for some immigrants living in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts until today. Today, thanks [...]

IINE Statement on Recent Mass Shootings

2022-05-26T15:11:40-04:00May 26th, 2022|

The International Institute of New England condemns the recent and horrific mass shootings in Buffalo, New York by a white teenager who intentionally targeted a Black neighborhood, and in Uvalde, Texas where 21 fourth graders and teachers were massacred. In these unspeakable acts, innocent children and adults lost their lives to unstable men—one motivated [...]

Job skills training at IINE: Building new careers with MNPAP

2022-04-27T11:40:55-04:00April 27th, 2022|

Job skills training programs at IINE are designed to empower newly arrived refugees to achieve independence and stability, and to help currently employed immigrants move into higher-paying careers. IINE’s goal is to remove as many barriers in their way as possible, and to provide both the tools and the guidance needed for success. A quick [...]

Ukrainian Refugees: Frequently Asked Questions: Updated April 8, 2022

2022-04-27T12:19:49-04:00April 8th, 2022|

Many have been fleeing Ukraine since March 1, 2022, due to the escalation of a conflict with Russia that has caused civilian casualties and the destruction of civilian infrastructure. Those leaving are seeking safety, protection, and assistance. The majority are Ukrainian women, children, and those over 65, as most able-bodied men are required by [...]

IINE applauds Biden administration for providing a pathway to U.S. protection for 100,000 Ukrainians

2022-03-24T14:33:35-04:00March 24th, 2022|

The International Institute of New England (IINE) welcomes the encouraging news that the Biden administration is planning to admit up to 100,000 refugees from Ukraine to the United States. Together with our partners in communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, we stand ready to support Ukrainians fleeing the invasion and to welcome and support them [...]

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