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Hang tough. Stand up. Fight Back!

November 14, 2016
The U.S Presidential election results have shocked many and triggered widespread fear in immigrant families. The new President has a laundry list of vicious proposals to attack immigrants and migrant workers. He plans to act immediately, and this will have a direct effect on Mississippi. Bigoted Mississippi legislators have introduced some 292 anti-immigrant bills for consideration in the last decade. MIRA members and their allies have joined together to successfully defeat them. Now these politicians will be emboldened to ramp up their attacks—so we must organize to fight back!

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People are Afraid: the most difficult place in the United States to be Latino

November 18, 2016
(This is an excerpt from a Spanish-language article about MIRA and Latinos in Mississippi on BBC Mundo. We’ve translated this excerpt but you can read it in Spanish and English via the links below.)
In the United States, there’s no place more difficult to be a Latino immigrant than the state of Mississippi. It is by far the poorest region in the country. It also has hundreds of years of racially violent history, starting with slavery and the Civil War, and continuing with the Ku Klux Klan.

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‘The wall is going to get built’: Immigration hard-liner joins Trump transition

By Elise Viebeck
November 18, 2016
One of the nation’s leading immigration hard-liners is working with Donald Trump’s presidential transition team. Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, told a Wichita-based television station he was consulting with Trump insiders on the future of U.S. immigration policy (continue reading).

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Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference

November 18, 2016
Join Tougaloo College and the Veterans of the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement for the 20th Anniversary of the Southern Human Rights Organizers’ Conference!
Come and help build the southern human rights movement!  Raise your voice, share your stories, network, organize and strategize for victory! Join activists, community organizers, faith leaders, union leaders, youth, and student organizers to advance a human rights agenda in the Deep South.

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MIRA’s New Digs

November 14, 2016
MIRA has a new office. We have moved from our office of 10 years at 612 N. State Street in downtown Jackson, up the street in to the northern Fondren area between Meadowbrook and North Side to 4436 North State Street, Suite A-1, Jackson.

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[16 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Expect Attacks on the Human Rights of Immigrants and Migrant Workers Beginning in January.

 

Courtesy WLBT 3 / msnewsnow.com

 
November 14, 2016 

DACA Youth: Trump said that he would end President Obama’s executive order setting up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for youth who came to the U.S. as children. It may be ended abruptly. This is a federal program allowing qualified undocumented youth to apply for deferred action on possible deportation and giving them work authorization and educational opportunities in two-year renewable segments. They will lose jobs and scholarships that allowed many of them to attend college and start careers. They will …