Organization Spotlight: MIRA

Massachusetts Immigration and Refugee is a coalition of over 140 organizations in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees.   Founded in 1987 shortly after President Reagan’s partial immigration overhaul, it is one of the major voices in the immigration debate locally and nationally,  lobbying for comprehensive immigration reform.   MIRA also has a major effort in improving English language learning opportunities and assistance with the citizenship process.   They also offer a four part online training series to help non-profit leaders, educators and others gain a better understanding of immigration.   The series includes:  ABCs of Immigration, Rights and Benefits for Immigrants, Immigration and Families, and Immigration Policy Updates.   I took this 4 hour training in January 2022.  

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