[10 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Detained Mississippi immigrant released

March 10, 2017
A Mississippi immigrant who made national headlines when she was detained after speaking out a news conference has been released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.
Daniela Vargas, 22, was released Friday under an Order of Supervision from the LaSalle Detention Center in Jena, Louisiana, according to her attorney, Abby Peterson with Elmore & Peterson Law Firm.
“We want to see her, we want to lay eyes on her,” the firm’s Nathan Elmore said of Vargas.

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[4 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
FreeDany: Free Dreamer Daniela Vargas Candlelight Vigil

March 6, 2017
DACA recipient and DREAMer Daniela Vargas was arrested by ICE moments after speaking out against ICE raids at a press conference in Jackson, MS.
Daniela is now sitting in a jail in Louisianna with the very real possibility of being deported without an immigration case hearing.
Please invite your friends, coworkers, neighbors, aquaintances and anyone within reach to join us Monday, March 6th at Fondren Presbyterian Church (3220 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS) for a candlelight vigil for Daniela Vargas, at 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

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[3 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Who is Daniela Vargas?

by Sarah Fowler
March 3, 2017
Courtesy Clarion-Ledger
Daniela Vargas, 22, who has been in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Wednesday morning, and now could be deported without a hearing in two to three weeks, her attorney said.

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[15 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Two arrested in Jackson immigration raid

by David Kenney
February 15th 2017
Courtesy WLOX
Tears stream down the face of Danielle Vargas, after she says ICE agents raided her home, taking her father Daniel and her brother Allen away.
She says they entered their west Jackson home unannounced Wednesday, and turned everything upside down.
“I’ve been here for 17 years and this is the most scared I’ve ever been,” Vargas said, with her voice trembling. “I don’t know what I’m going to do. I don’t know what happens in the next 30 minutes. I just want to see my Dad.”

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[25 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
2017 Mississippi Legislative Session

January 25, 2017
Bills both good & bad affecting all workers native born and immigrants

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[25 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
A Track Record of Hard-Fought Victories for Human and Immigrant Rights

January 25, 2017
Since its founding 16 years ago, MIRA has organized with immigrants and allies across Mississippi to oppose anti-immigrant / anti-worker legislative proposals – leading to the defeat of over 270 such bills. With participation from the Mississippi Black Legislative Caucus, Southern Echo, unions, churches, the NAACP, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights, the MS ACLU and many others, we have defeated all Arizona/Alabama style anti-immigrant proposals in our state.