International Institute of New England (IINE) to be Housed at Lowell Community Health Center

2021-02-19T13:59:43+00:00February 19th, 2021|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 18, 2021Contacts:Diane Shohet, International Institute of New England,, 617-801-5255 orClare Gunther, Lowell Community Health Center,, 978-746-7891International Institute of New England (IINE) to be Housed at Lowell Community Health Center Move will enhance organizations’ ability to provide comprehensive social services, education and healthcare to Lowell’s refugee and immigrant communitiesLOWELL, MA -- [...]

A New Path Forward: Raising the Refugee Cap

2021-02-17T00:52:05+00:00February 17th, 2021|

Last week, President Biden announced he would expand the number of refugees admitted to the U.S. to 125,000 annually, with an immediate increase beginning soon. The 15,000-person cap set by the Trump administration was the lowest since the Refugee Act became law in 1980 with overwhelming bipartisan support. In the executive order, Mr. Biden [...]

“Safer, stronger, and more prosperous”

2021-02-17T00:54:08+00:00February 5th, 2021|

Two weeks into the Biden-Harris Administration, IINE is encouraged to see continued executive action aimed at halting and reversing immigration policies that disrupted millions of lives, businesses, and families in refugee and immigrant communities throughout the United States.   Following six executive actions on his first day in office that protected DACA recipients, overturned the Muslim Ban, and injected humanity into removal proceedings, President Biden signed three additional Executive Orders this week impacting immigration. Taken together, these orders underscore how “our country is safer, stronger, and [...]

The first week: Executive orders focused on immigration

2021-02-17T00:56:01+00:00January 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 [...]

Inauguration Day

2021-01-19T15:26:58+00:00January 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 [...]

The difference between two Mondays

2020-11-12T17:59:29+00:00November 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 [...]

IINE Statement on the Refugee Admissions Cap for FY21

2020-10-01T19:38:54+00:00October 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, [...]

Congratulations to our graduating class: Healthcare & Hospitality Training Program

2020-08-20T18:24:18+00:00August 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 [...]

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

2020-08-25T19:29:01+00:00August 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 [...]

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