The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA) is one of four 2013 winners of the Migration Policy Institute’s E Pluribus Unum Prize honoring exceptional immigrant integration initiatives. For more than 25 years, MIRA has been the leading organization in New England promoting the rights and successful integration of immigrants and refugees. MIRA’s leadership was essential to the state’s adoption in 2008 of a New Americans Agenda with 131 recommendations for improving the integration of foreign-born residents of the Commonwealth. Partially in response, MIRA in 2011 launched its New Americans Integration Institute, which works through policy-oriented research, training, and stakeholder partnerships to push forward the development of policies and programs that promote the integration of immigrants and refugees across Massachusetts. In this video, MPI’s Margie McHugh and Michael Fix along with MIRA’s Eva Millona and Jeffrey Gross discuss the Coalition’s work and what makes it exceptional.
For more on the E Pluribus Unum Prize and MIRA’s work, visit: migrationinformation.org/integrationawards/winners-MIRA.cfm