IIIC in the News


May 7th 2017

Exiled by an earthquake, Haitians in Boston are in limbo


June 9th 2017

Massachusetts Lawmakers Wrestle with ‘Sanctuary State’ Bill


Archived Stories

“Heroes on our shores”
             – May 3, 2013 Feature on Sister Lena Devy, LSA in the Boston Globe

June 23 2016

Supreme Court Halts DAPA/DACA

March 2016

“Happily Ever After” in Recovery? Everything in Good Time

February 2016

My Year in Boston

January 2016

“Bread and Roses” — Immigrants Coming Together

November 2015

We Are a Nation of Those Who’ve Sought Refuge, Boston Globe Letter to the Editor

March 2015

IIIC Computer Workshops Empower Participants
Undocumented Immigrants Also Include the Irish

January 2015

Temporary Protected Status for Syrians extended

November 2014

Executive Action / Deferred Action Benefits Advisory
Deferred Action & Travel Eligibility Advisory
DHS Announces Temporary Protected Status Designations for Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone
Legal Q&A – Green Cards & Passports – What’s in a name?
CPR Training at the IIIC
Suicide Prevention Workshop sparks hope in the community
Basic Computer Literacy Workshops at the IIIC
Solas Awards Celebration a success!
Truthful answers in Immigration applications: Play it straight
Coalition of Irish Immigration Centers elect IIIC Executive Director as Vice-President
U.S. Citizenship, now!
Obama’s Immigration Action Brings Joy, Sadness for Undocumented Irish
Mass. Businesses Say Obama’s Immigration Action Doesn’t Go Far Enough

November 2013

Legal Q&A – Beware of Immigration Scams
IIIC Welcomes J-1 IWT Participant Walter Crean
Mass Drivers Licenses for All Could Make Roads Safer
A Call to Hope – Join the Dóchas Suicide Prevention Coalition
Legal Q&A – Legal Permanent Residence: Key Dates

October 2013

Manet Community Health Center Offers Free Information Seminar on Opioid Overdoses
Apply Now and You Could Become a US Citizen in the New Year!
US Diversity Visa Applications Accepted Through November 2nd, 2013 at 12:00 noon.
Legal Q&A – I Just Got My Green Card. Now What?
Wider Horizons Profile: Ronan Downey from Newry, County Down
Driver’s License / Safe Driving Bill Hearing Scheduled for October 29
Matters of Substance: Exploring Addiction Myths – Another Tool to Prevent Suicide
Legal Q&A – Conditional Permanent Residence: The Crucial Next Steps
Boston Irish Walk to Prevent Suicide
Citizenship Class Starting on Oct. 24th. Sign Up Today!
Successful Health Screening Event at the IIIC!
Legal Q&A – Employment: Know Your Rights
Brokering a Win-Win: Jorgensen to Lead IIIC’s J-1 Irish Work and Travel Internship Placement Program
Legal Q&A – Passports: When Time is Short
Hundreds of Immigrants and Allies Rally for Respect and Reform
Health Insurance is for Everyone! What the Affordable Care Act Means for You! Upcoming Events this Fall.

September 2013

Joyce, Cummings, Sharma and Hailer to Receive Irish International Immigrant Center’s Solas Awards
Springboard Opportunities Celebrates 21st Anniversary, Inspirational Awards and UN International Day of Peace
Legal Q&A – Immigration Documents: Keep Them Safe
New Staff Profile – Ambreen Ahmad
Crossroads – An Evening of Irish Theatre & Music
Congratulations to J-1 IWT Participant, Adrienne Barr!
Kilkenny Native Celebrates Citizenship Day With The IIIC
Legal Q&A – International Driving Permits & Licenses: Beware of Fakes
You Should Know: Important Changes of Address Rules
Matters of Substance: Steps to a World Without Suicide
Clanrye Wider Horizons Group Graduates
Celebrate Citizenship Day in the USA
Citizenship Day Event at the Boston Foundation
Driver License, Safe Driving Bill Gathers Momentum
Boston’s Islamic Cultural Center Welcomes IIIC Staff and Irish Trainees to Embrace Mutual Understanding
IIIC Invites You to Workshop: Finding Hope & Healing, Grief After Suicide
IIIC Welcomes Consul General and Vice Consul General of Ireland
Wider Horizons Participant Profile: Chris Lavery
IIIC Supports Campaign to Raise Minimum Wage
USCIS Warns Public About Scam Callers

August 2013

IIIC Says Thank You and Goodbye
IIIC Thanks the Notre Dame Education Center for GED Information Session
Did you know?
Take Action to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform Today!
Welcome to the Clanrye Wider Horizons Group
New Citizenship Application on the Way
IIIC’s Condolences
Big thank you to the LEP summer volunteers
The IIIC Says Farewell & Thank You
ESOL and Wider Horizons students come together
Congratulations to our Citizenship Class Graduates

July 2013

Celebrate Independence Day with Citizenship!
Congratulations to our recent class of Online Learning and Readiness graduates!
DOMA allows for Permanent Residence for Married Gay Couples
Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill!
Matters of Substance: Common Myths About Grief & Suicide by Danielle Owen, IIIC Director of Wellness & Education Services
Irish Government Sponsored Counseling Service Provides Lifeline to Uninsured
Save the Date: A Gathering of Irish Music and Dance
Safe Driving Bill needs your support
IIIC leads J-1 Summer group to Fenway Park
Dylan Freeburn: Wider Horizons Alumni Profile
J-1 IWT Participant Profile: Conal Doherty
Resources in a Time of Grief and Loss
Senate votes Tuesday on harmful amendment to Housing Bond Bill

June 2013

IIIC Responds to Recent J-1 IWT NYC Visa Program Incident
Matters of Substance: Celebrating Recovery in our Families by Danielle Owen, IIIC Director of Wellness & Education Service
Receive assistance with US Citizenship process at the IIIC
Calling all employers and landlords – the J1’ers need your help!
J1’ers Coming to Boston! Orientation about jobs and housing!
“Grief after Suicide: Finding Hope & Healing”
South Boston Laboure Center hosts final night of support workshop series
Introducing Ciara Lavery as the IIIC’s Irish Outreach and Case Manager
IIIC welcomes J1 Summers to Boston!
IIIC Invite’s you to two Seminars on Suicide and Recovery in South Boston
IIIC launches J-1 Summer Facebook Page
Volunteers at the IIIC Make the Difference
Matters of Substance: Is there “Recovery” for Families too?
J1-Summer students bring new life to Center

May 2013

IIIC welcomes Sarah Chapple-Sokol as their new Education Coordinator
Farewell to a Friend by Danielle Owen, IIIC Director of Wellness & Education Services
Clanrye Wider Horizons celebrates Graduation and Return Home to Ireland
Massachusetts Stands Strong for Immigration Reform
A Wonderful Afternoon at the 19th Annual Black and Green Event
Springboard Wider Horizons Group Graduates
Wider Horizons Profile: Gemma Harte
Congratulations to our Spring 2013 Home Health Aide Graduates, Teachers and Musicians! By Danielle Owen
Film Screening on Northern Ireland, May 23rd
Final Opportunity to Register for Citizenship Class
Upstanding: Stories of Courage Film Screening
TDP Wider Horizons Group Graduates

April 2013

Welcome to the Springboard Wider Horizons Group
Matters of Substance Gambling: A Blessing or a Peril?
Intern Profile: Kathleen Campbell
Ironshore Chairman, Joe Boren, presents to J1 IWT Entrepreneurship Project Participants
Presentation on Current Realities in Northern Ireland
19th Annual Black & Green Event Immigration: Our Shared History, Stories and Future
Irish Immigrants Rally for Comprehensive Immigration Reform
Choirs Sing in Support of the IIIC
IIIC Hosts Entrepreneurship Event for Local Irish Students and Graduates
IIIC Visit to Washington, DC promotes Comprehensive Immigration Reform
IIIC Welcomes Media Trainees On Marathon Monday
Come Celebrate with Sr. Lena Deevy and the Irish International Immigrant Center
Immigration Reform Update
IIIC Condolences & Important Message
Wider Horizons Profile: Tara Hillman
Hope and Healing Celebration for Families in South Boston – Join us again May 7th!
IIIC’s Film Screening brings awareness to a forgotten plight

March 2013

Siobhan Lappin: Wider Horizons Alumna Profile
IIIC Reception Marks Leadership Transition
Home Health Aide Course begins April 2 in Quincy
An Evening of Song: Clermont Chorale and Boston City Singers
Matters of Substance: Exploring the legend of “Pota Phadraig” 
Wider Horizons Alumnus Profile: Shay O’Donnell
Join Us for a special afternoon for Carers
Architecture Graduate Builds Experience
The Time is Now: March For a Pathway to Citizenship
Join Us at St. Mark’s Church to enjoy an evening of music connecting Ireland and Boston
Welcome to the Clanrye Wider Horizons Group

February 2013

IIIC Supports Safe Driving Bill
Massachusetts Families, Community Leaders Announce Plans to Win Comprehensive Immigration Reform in 2013
CGM Funds Welcomes New J-1 IWT Intern
Join Us in Planning the Annual Black & Green Event in Boston
Founder of the Irish International Immigrant Center, Sister Lena Deevy LSA steps down after 24 years Ronnie Millar, Deputy Director, to succeed Sister Lena as executive director
J-1 Intern Profile: Paul McDaid 
Irish Pastoral Centre and IIIC work together to save lives
IIIC gears up for the arrival of the first Wider Horizons Group of 2013
Healthcare For All offers help with affordable healthcare
15th Annual Taste of Ireland was a Snowy Success
IIIC offers QPR Suicide Prevention Workshop in Quincy

January 2013

Join Us for the 15th Annual “Taste of Ireland” Celebration, and Immigration & Citizenship Advice Clinic at the Cape Cod Irish Village
Intern Profile: Gail Batutis and Sean Hansen
Immigration Update: Stateside Waivers By Jeannie Kain, Managing Attorney, Irish International Immigrant Center
J-1 IWT Visa Program Participant Thrives in Film Industry
Message for Irish Carers
Citizenship Class begins next week… still time to register!
IIIC Welcomes Second Career Advancement and Computer Skills Course

December 2012

Welcome to J-1 IWT Participant Michael Lennon
Wellness & Education Services Fourth Annual Alumni Christmas Party
Solas Awards Celebration a Sell Out
Welcome to J-1 IWT Participants Nicole and Gerard
Happy Christmas from Everyone at the IIIC!
IIIC Says Farewell to Intern Tom Harrington
IIIC Graduates their first Career Advancement Computer Course
IIIC welcomes Wellness & Education Intern Eimear O’Boyle
“Taste of Ireland” Celebration Returns to Cape Cod on February 10th 
Welcome to J-1 IWT Participant Keith O’Sullivan
IIIC Says Thank You, and a Happy New Year.
Ring in the New Year with a Positive Step toward Career Advancement!

November 2012

Golden Bridges Linking North West Ireland and Massachusetts
Worker’s Rights Panel for Home Health Aides and Nannies
Sister Lena Deevy LSA, Receives Ireland’s Presidential Award
MATTERS OF SUBSTANCE – Rediscovering Gratitude at Thanksgiving
Congratulations to our newest Fall 2012 HHA Graduates!
Dublin and Belfast Wider Horizons Group Graduates
Solas Awards Honor Local Community Leaders Celebrating 23 years by shining a light on leaders who give back.
Another Reminder about Citizenship!

October 2012

Save the Date SOLAS AWARDS CELEBRATION Thursday, December 6, 2012
Congratulations Sister Lena Deevy
Matters of Substance: A New Freedom, Anita’s story. 
Wider Horizons Trainee Reflects on Training Experience at Casserly House:
IIIC & Irish American Club, Malden Say Thanks
IIIC’s Wellness and Education Services Helps Immigrants Find Hope
Wider Horizon’s Trainee Ciara Boggans Reflects On her Learnings in Boston
IIIC Honors Those Who Give Back
Springboard Wider Horizons Participant Profile: Chris Adams

September 2012

Matters of Substance: Supporting Suicide Survivors By Danielle Owen, IIIC Wellness and Education Services Director
IIIC Welcomes Scott Reedy
IIIC Welcomes Springboard Opportunities Wider Horizons Group
IIIC offers Home Health Aide Course this Fall
Stone Clovers to play IIIC Open House/Morrison Visa Celebration
Good Times at the TDP Wider Horizons Graduation
IIIC announces special guest, boxer Danny O’Connor, for October 4th Event
Citizenship Class Success Story: the IIIC’s Danielle Owen
J-1 IWT Program Proves Successful for Young Graduate by Kim Jorgensen
Welcome to the Tyrone-Donegal Partnership Community Leaders

August 2012

IIIC Holds Open House to Celebrates Morrison Visa Anniversary: Sept 27
Welcome to the Clanrye Wider Horizons Group
Back to School with the IIIC’s U.S. Citizenship Class
IIIC’s Legal Services Team Prepares to Assist Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
Red Lobsters snap victory from jaws of Blue Sharks
Congratulations to our summer Citizenship Class!
News about Deferred Action
New IIIC Staff Member: Evelyn Brito
Best Wishes to Departing J-1 Summer Students
Tip O’Neill Donegal Diaspora Award – Donegal, September 7th 2012
Wider Horizons Supervisors Bring Enthusiasm to Boston
Profiling the Boston Home Health Aide Course Instructors
Looking to become a U.S. Citizen? The IIIC Can Help!

July 2012

CPR Courses equip Home Health Aide graduates with life saving skills
Wider Horizons Group Arrives in Boston
Workshop Series helps with Reducing Stress
Intern Profile: Tom Harrington
Make U.S. Citizenship part of your summer plans!
Farewell Ally
It’s Graduation Day for the TDP Wider Horizons Group
Cyber Café Continues to Provide Resources for Summer J-1s
Our Condolences – John Curran

June 2012

A Reminder about Citizenship!
Wider Horizons Production Groups Highlight Local Non-Profits

US Citizenship – Free Workshop June 30th

IIIC Cyber Café Volunteer Profile: Andrea Ray

IIIC Applauds the Relief For Dreamers Announcement

Summer at the Cyber: J-1 Students Descend on the IIIC

Farewell to IIIC’s Managing Attorney Abby Colbert

Matters of Substance: Is there “Recovery” for Families too?

Equipped with tools to reduce stress!

Congratulations to MIRA: Celebrating 25 years of uniting immigrant voices

May 2012

Congratulations Sister Lena Deevy!
The Here Comes Everybody Players, in collaboration with the IIIC, presents Bloomsday 2012 An Evening of Music and Drama to celebrate the literary work of James Joyce.


Welcome to Boston!
“Secure Communities” Update

Congratulations to Boston Home Health Aide Class Graduates

Farewell to our Clanrye Wider Horizons Group!

Secure Communities

IIIC Welcomes VIP Guests for celebration of Wider Horizons Graduation

Congratulations to Home Health Aide Class Graduates

April 2012

Celebrate Bloomsday at the IIIC

Volunteer Reflection on IIIC Classes
IIIC Reaches Out to Haitian Community

Blue Sharks Boiled in a Lobster Pot

Building Peace through Community Media!
IIIC Health Screenings Prove Critical for Immigrants

IIIC’s First Quincy Citizenship Clinic

Immigrant’s Day is April 9th

IIIC welcomes the Clanrye Wider Horizons group to Boston!

IIIC Invitation: 19th Annual Black & Green Event

“Matters of Substance” for Families: When the Storm is Over…find Hope!

March 2012

Welcome and Best of Luck to the new IIIC Home Health Aide students!
IIIC St. Patrick’s Day Raffle & the Irish Film Festival
Volunteering at IIIC’s Free Legal Clinic
IIIC welcomes Kim Jorgensen to the Learning Exchange Programs Team
Minister Fitzgerald Visits IIIC & Praises Work of Center
A Hidden Challenge – An Opportunity for Hope
Citizenship Clinic Welcomes over 240 people

Introducing IIIC’s New Citizenship Outreach Worker

IIIC’s Employer & Education Fair… a Success!

February 2012

US Citizenship Class Update
Making Common Cause

Sweet Home Chicago for the IIIC’s J-1IWT Program

Wider Horizons New Group Update

Cape Cod Irish Village Hosts Successful Taste of Ireland

Citizenship Clinic Works to Empower Immigrants in Boston Area
Our Debt to Liam and Pauline

January 2012 

December 2011

August 2011