[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
This Is Our Best Defense Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

June 3, 2017
Mary Turck
Courtesy of YES! Magazine
Under the Trump administration’s new executive orders, these are the scenes repeated in many cities: Immigration agents swoop in and take away a domestic abuse victim leaving a court building. They roust a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status from his bed. They arrest people showing up at immigration offices for routine appointments. In this atmosphere of anger, fear, and confusion, local governments, as well as churches, schools, and hospitals, are declaring themselves “sanctuaries” for undocumented immigrants.
But what does that really mean?

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[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Sign-up for MIRA’s New Text Alerts

Please text MIRA to 33222 on your cell phone to receive up to four important mobile alerts per month from the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance. It’s easy and quick so do it now! Thanks!

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Attention Amazon Shoppers!

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!

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[12 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Community Meeting in Rosedale

June 12, 2017
A local business is looking to capitalize off the detention of undocumented immigrants by building a for-profit detention center in Rosedale, MS.
We are organizing local Rosedale residents to speak out at the next City Hall meeting in July 2017.
This is an educational meeting in which we will provide you with the notorious history of the private prison corporation, Emerald Correctional Management, that is looking to build in Rosedale.

We also plan to discuss our plan-of-action to speak out at the City Council meeting in July.
Emerald, the private prison company …

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[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Undocumented and Transgender

by Norma Allen
June 1, 2017
Courtesy of YES! Magazine
Undocumented and transgender, Karolina Lopez was held at an immigrant detention center near Tucson, Arizona, for three years while awaiting asylum. Originally from Acapulco, home to the highest murder rate in Mexico, Lopez came to the United States to escape discrimination from her family and community. She landed in a detention center after reporting a robbery to the police, who arrested her when they discovered her illegal status.

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[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Syrian Journey: Choose Your Own Escape Route

May 11, 2017
Courtesy YES! Magazine
Step into the shoes of a Syrian refugee. Imagine walking—and flying, driving, or traveling by boat— 1,500 dangerous miles from Syria to Europe.
Published by the BBC at the height of the refugee crisis, this virtual challenge is an exhilarating yet sobering experience. Players choose between common routes taken by Syrian migrants, and make tough decisions about how to travel and whom to trust. It’s a treacherous journey, and one wrong choice can cost you your life.

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[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Trump’s Pointless, Racist Anti-Immigration Hotline Is Outing Domestic Violence Survivors to Their Abusers

May 25, 2017
Sidney Fussell
Courtesy Gizmodo
President Trump’s effort to track and prevent violence from undocumented immigrants has instead become a nightmare for domestic violence and human trafficking survivors, according to an advocacy group that helps immigrants suffering from abuse.