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星期三, 11月 09, 2016

MIRA Coalition Statement on Trump Victory

BOSTON – The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA), the largest immigrant advocacy organization in New England, calls on President-Elect Donald Trump to honor the values of inclusivity, respect  and equality that are at the heart of our national identity. Together with our member organizations, we pledge to stand with all immigrants, regardless of status, with refugees, and with our allies across social justice movements in defense of all communities who feel that their place in America is at risk. 

“As the President of the United States, Mr. Trump must represent all of our nation’s residents,” said Eva Millona, MIRA’s Executive Director. “MIRA has been advocating  for immigrants and refugees for 30 years, and we will continue to do so. We will work to engage and empower our communities with capacity-building, education and rights trainings as they face new challenges and fears of the unknown.  MIRA will also engage with officials at the state and federal level to combat harmful policies, and will tirelessly work to ensure that our families are protected and due process is observed.”

MIRA will continue to  ensure that the voices of immigrants are heard both here in the Commonwealth and in Washington. “We’re proud of our civic engagement work in Massachusetts and New Hampshire, helping people to naturalize, register to vote, and to contribute to our democracy,” says Ms. Millona. MIRA attends weekly naturalization ceremonies in Boston and elsewhere in the state to register new American voters, and made calls and door-knocked in immigrant neighborhoods in Massachusetts and New Hampshire to get out the vote in advance of the elections.


[See PDF of Press Statement here.]