[19 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Unclaimed Dead

by Ryan Devereaux and Robert Shults
July 18, 2017
Courtesy The Intercept
The bodies are typically found by accident. A decaying corpse drying out in the Texas sun, stumbled upon by a hunter or ranch hand. A call might be placed to the sheriff’s office or the remains might be loaded into the back of a pickup truck. Often, they will be delivered to a rural cemetery where paperwork may or may not be filled out before they are lowered into a hole in some unclaimed corner of the graveyard.

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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 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 smile.amazon.com,  Amazon will donate .5% of every purchase to MIRA.  You shop, everybody wins!

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[18 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
Top Ten Immigration Myths and Facts

by Leo Anchondo
July 19, 2017
Courtesy Archive.org
In the midst of the whole immigration “debate”, often times the facts are either ignored or forgotten.  Especially in the era of “fake” news, facts are becoming more and more important to have. To offset the fear of immigrants, here are ten facts that should not be overlooked when talking and/or learning about in conversations.

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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.