MIRA Coalition celebrates annual Give Liberty A Hand Gala

The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) celebrated its annual Give Liberty a Hand gala on June 7 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel. MIRA Coalition recognized U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Eastern Bank board chairman and CEO Richard Holbrook and Jewish Vocational Service (JVS Boston) president and CEO Jerry Rubin for their contributions to the immigrant and refugee communities in Massachusetts. Continue reading

He share Reform Tour Ends in East Boston Today

At 1:30 p.m. today, the New England Keeping Families Together Bus Tour finishes its three-day circuit across four states with a press event at the Paris Street Gymnasium in East Boston. The event culminates a tour that ranged from Nashua, New Hampshire to Providence, Rhode Island, as immigrant communities throughout New England welcomed a bus with undocumented immigrants willing to share their personal stories and ask Congress and to Keep Families Together. Continue reading

Greater Boston Citizenship Initiative April Clinic

Saturday, April 21, the Fish Family Foundation and the MIRA Coalition are sponsoring a free clinic for permanent residents who want help with their citizenship applications. If you think you are eligible for citizenship, please call 617-657-3239. For more information regarding the hour, location and what you need to bring to the clinic call 617-657-3239 now and become a US Citizen! Continue reading

Commonsense Care

As the U.S. Supreme Court deliberates over the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, the law modeled after Massachusetts’ Far merits Care Reform, the Commonwealth is moving on to its next phase. Since the 2006 landmark health care reform law passed, the Commonwealth has achieved near-universal health insurance coverage (95%) of its residents, and almost all of its children. The goals ahead are maximizing efficiency, encouraging preventative measures, and recalibrating the payment system. But the inclusion of many documented immigrants was only recently affirmed after a long struggle. Continue reading