Since the U.S. refugee resettlement program began in 1980, the International Institute of New England has resettled more than 15,000 refugees in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. We have worked with local government, education and healthcare partners to provide initial supports for individuals and families from 70 countries. Over time, the refugees resettled by IINE reciprocate by creating businesses, raising families, buying homes, paying taxes, revitalizing neighborhoods, and contributing in profound ways to our economy and culture. It is critical that our country – a nation built by and for immigrants – continues to give safe harbor to refugees and immigrants whose vitality and energy is the foundation of the nation’s and our region’s growth.
We invite you to advocate with us by taking action below, and make certain refugees will always be welcome in the U.S. Thank you!