[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Urgent! Anti-immigration legislation on the rise!

Is Governor Bryant fueling racism and xenophobia?  MIRA is in urgent need of funding to combat proposed anti-immigration legislation in the coming year.  Click here to learn more!

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Attention Amazon shoppers!  You can contribute to MIRA by shopping at Amazon.  It’s quick!  It’s easy! And it’s Free!  Use the site www.smile.amazon.com.  You will need to use this site to send contributions to MIRA, so make sure to change your bookmarks!  Once you sign in, Smile will ask you which charity you would like to sponsor.  Please choose The Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance.  That’s it!  You’re done.  Now as long as you use the site www.smile.amazon.com,  Amazon will donate .5% of every purchase to MIRA.  You shop, everybody wins!

events »

[15 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

Join MIRA for LATINFEST Saturday, September 20th from 12-8pm at Old Trace Park in Ridgeland.  Stop by the MIRA booth to say hello, buy a raffle ticket, or update your voter registration.  Brush up on your Salsa or Bachata, enjoy Southern Komfort, Mariachi Johnny Mora, and food from Cinco De Mayo, Bruno’s Adobo and more!  Tickets are $10 at the door and kids 12 and under are free,  or buy advance tickets for only $7 at www.latinfest.org  We hope to see you there!

Immigration News, Uncategorized »

[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Central American Refugee Children Reunited with Mississippi Families

July 26, 2014
Mississippi has received fewer than 200 of the unaccompanied immigrant children who crossed the U.S. border and were released to sponsors so far this year, but the war of words over such children continues within the state.
 Read the AP story published in the Clarion Ledger  here.

Immigration News »

[21 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Migrant Crisis Expands North

Daniel Zamarripa loaded his police dog into the back of his patrol car and set out to track his quarry — immigrants circumventing the local Border Patrol checkpoint.
Zamarripa, 27, is one of 15 reserve deputies brought in to assist the Brooks County Sheriff’s Office, whose four deputies have lately found themselves overwhelmed by 911 calls from migrants stranded on the vast ranches that stretch from here to the horizon in all directions.
Then there are the bodies of migrants who didn’t make it to retrieve and identify: 42 so far this …

legislative, MS Bills »

[28 Mar 2014 | No Comment | ]
Infamous “Bilbo” Statue in Room 113

The Legislative hearing on in-state tuition was held in Room 113, on the first floor of the Capitol building. There’s something unique about that room, and it isn’t a good thing—it’s a large bronze statue of infamous Mississippi Governor and U.S. Senator Theodore Bilbo (governor from 1916-1920, and 1928-32, and as US Senator 1935-1947 until he died), who was ultra-racist and a proud Klansman.
The statue had previously been housed in the 2nd floor rotunda of the capitol building, but Mississippi Governor William Winter fought for and finally had it removed …