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The purpose of the Mayor’s Office of New Bostonians (MONB) is to strengthen the ability of diverse cultural and linguistic communities to play an active role in the economic, civic, social and cultural life in the city of Boston. MONB acts as a catalyst for providing opportunity, access and equality for immigrants, and highlights the contributions and the essential role that immigrants have played and continue to play in making Boston the world class city that it is.


Boston Prepared for President Obama's Executive
Actions on Immigration

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that he is taking executive action to reform the immigration system. The Mayor's Office of New Bostonians is working with community and government partners to provide accurate information and access to services to constituents who may benefit from these changes in the immigration system.

At this time, no applications are available for the new forms of relief. Please be careful to avoid scams. Only licensed attorneys or BIA accredited representatives can give immigration legal advice.

Application assistance clinics will be held in Boston for little or no cost once the applications are available.

Information sessions and clinics in the City of Boston are posted on our calendar.

What You Can Do To Prepare for Deferred
Action for Parents of US Citizens and LPRs

  • Save money for filing fees (at least $465)
  • Gather evidence to show you qualify
    -Proof of identity (as many of these documents as you can, you do not need to show all of them)
    -Documents showing relationship with U.S. citizen or LPR child
    -Presence and Residence in the United States from January 1, 2010
    -Presence in the United States on November 20, 2014
  • Criminal History
    - Gather any criminal records that you have

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  • MONB Publications

    New Bostonians Publications

    Guides to assist immigrants to access city and community resources.

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  • ESOL Classes

    ESOL Directory

    Search for English classes in your neighborhood with our online directory of over 50 programs.

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  • Passport

    Immigration Advice

    Get free immigration legal advice at a confidential consultation with an attorney every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12-2pm in Room 804, Boston City Hall.

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    Community Resource Directory

    Browse our interactive, online database of community-based organizations that work with immigrants, refugees and newcomers in and around Boston. This comprehensive Directory is searchable by name, location, population served, languages on staff, and services offered. You can also submit your own agency’s listing.

    View the Online Resource Directory »

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    We Are Boston Gala

    Learn more about MONB’s annual fundraising gala which celebrates Boston’s diverse heritage and commemorates immigrants’ contributions and achievements.

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    New Bostonians Summit Initiative

    The New Bostonians Summit Initiative is a multi-year, city-wide process which brings together leaders from seven sectors to address the top priorities identified by Boston's immigrant communities: ESOL, K-12 Education and Jobs.

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    English for New Bostonians

    ENB is a strategic, public-private-community collaboration founded by MONB in 2001 to improve access to ESOL programs in the city of Boston.
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    ENB Website »

Calendar »

  • See a listing of upcoming New Bostonians events.

    View Calendar »

News & Press Releases »


Videos & Multimedia »


  • Naturalization Ceremony 2014
    Mayor Walsh attends a Naturalization Ceremony at Boston's historic Faneuil Hall.Watch Video »
  • 11th Annual Three Kings Day Luncheon
    This traditionally Latin-American and Caribbean celebration gives Latino city workers to celebrate their heritage. Three city employees are honored for their service to the Latino community. Watch Video »

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