What We’re Saying

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Press Release

Mayor Walsh to Host ‘We Are Boston 2019: United We Thrive,’ Highlight Contributions of Immigrants and Refugees 

ACLU: Temporary Agreement Reached to Assess Life-Saving Government Program for Immigrants

Irish International Immigrant Center celebrated 30 years of service and advocacy at annual Solas Awards event

Trump administration reinstates life-saving government program for immigrants with critical illnesses


Recent Media Coverage

While Others Wait, One Teen in Boston is Granted Medical Deferred Action. WBUR News- December 12, 2019.

After A Month Of Public Outcry, Immigration Officials Resume Medical Deferrals For Deportation. WBUR News- September 19, 2019.

Trump reverses course on immigrant medical program. CommonWealth Magazine- September 20, 2019.

After outcry over sick children being told to leave the country, USCIS resumes consideration of medical deferred action requests. MassLive- September 19, 2019

Civil rights groups file lawsuit against end to deportation relief for medical conditions. CNN- September 5, 2019

Mass. groups sue to stop policy change that would deport families of seriously ill children. Boston Globe- September 5, 2019

Lawsuit seeks to halt termination of immigrant medical care. CommonWealth Magazine- September 5, 2019

After Public Outcry, Feds Agree to Reopen Certain Medical Deferral Requests. WBUR News- September 3, 2019

Immigrant children with life-threatening illnesses facing possible deportation. CBS News- August 29, 2019

The Trump Administration Now Wants to Deport Children With Cancer. Rolling Stone- August 29, 2019

New Trump policy would deport severely-ill undocumented migrants. MSNBC, The Beat With Ari Melber- August 28, 2019

Trump administration ends relief program for immigrants with medical issues. ABC News- August 28, 2019

Trump admin looks to eject medically vulnerable immigrant kids. MSNBC, The Rachel Maddow Show – August 27, 2019

Trump admin targeting families of ailing children for deportation. MSNBC, The Rachel Maddow Show – August 27, 2019

Trump Administration Ends Protection For Migrants’ Medical Care. NPR – August 27, 2019 

Advocates Blast Trump Admin’s Ending Of Immigrant Medical Deferments. WBZ News Radio, Boston – August 26, 2019


New Federal Immigration Move Would Deport Some Sick Children. WGBH News – August 26, 2019

After Receiving Denial Letters, Immigrants Fear End Of Medical Deferral Program. WBUR – August 26, 2019

Administration ends protection for migrant medical care. The Washington Post – August 26, 2019

‘I feel like I’m signing my son’s death warrant.’ Children at Boston hospitals face deportation. The Boston Globe – August 26, 2019

IIIC Work with BMC Patients.  Boston Medical Center – August 6, 2019

“US Immigration Clampdown”. Irish Independent – July 20th 2019

“We Are in This Together:” Boston’s Irish Immigrants Discuss Challenges. NECN – March 17 2019

WGBH Feature with Stephanie Leydon. WGBH – April 11, 2019. 


Past Press Releases

ACLU, Lawyers for Civil Rights file lawsuit to protect government program for immigrants with critical illnesses: Lawsuit filed on behalf of the Irish International Immigrant Center

Irish International Immigrant Center Awarded for Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Irish International and Boston Medical Center Join Forces to Support Low-Income Immigrant Patients

Irish International Immigrant Center Awarded $140,000 for New Citizens: Boston’s immigrant Welcome Center receives Fish Family Foundation grant


July 1, 2018
The IIIC is a multi-service Welcome Center that helps newcomers integrate across the Commonwealth. In addition to provding legal, wellness, and education services, we stand alongside immigrant and refugee support organizations to advocate for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, and key legislation that makes Massachusetts more welcoming to newcomers.