[11 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Midterm Election Results Dangerous for Immigrants

November 11, 2014
Immigration was a hot issue during recent midterm elections, but only in a disastrous way. Despite the tremendous need for reform of our immigration policies and much discussion of overhaul over the past couple of years, candidates used the immigration issue to churn up fear among voters. Republicans pandered to the fears and anger of anti-immigrant groups in order to gain votes. Worse still, we didn’t see any Democrats standing up to the challenge or promising to address the humanitarian crisis at our borders.
One of the big concerns …

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[13 Nov 2014 | No Comment | ]
Critical Funds Needed to Engage 2015 Legislative Session

November 11, 2014
Mississippi is flush with some of the very worst legislators for immigrant rights. We know that the fight over immigration is going to get ugly in 2015, and we desperately need your financial support to help us defend and expand immigrant rights. 
Each year, we gather together with immigrants, friendly legislators, social justice and workers rights activists, and religious & community leaders for a Civic Engagement Day at the Mississippi state Capitol. It’s a time when we can make a public demonstration of the need for immigration reform, and …

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[18 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
“History Is Made One Step At A Time”

September 18, 2014
Join us for the re-opening of CafeMIRA on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm at 612 N. State Street, Jackson, MS when we will present the “rousing and empowering” feature film “CESAR CHAVEZ” which debuted on the big screen in March 2014. This may be the first showing of this film in Mississippi. For more information leave a message for Amy at 601-968-5182 ext 5 or send an email. FREE, but donations to MIRA are always welcome.
 Be sure to check out the film trailer and RSVP …

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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!

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[15 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
Join us for Latin Fest

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!

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[12 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]
September Advocacy Meeting Yields Important Results

September 12, 2014
Tension over immigration is ramping up again in Mississippi – spearheaded by Governor Bryant’s hateful stance towards the refugee children – and will likely come to a fever pitch during the 2015 Legislative Session. Each fall, we begin planning, organizing, and mobilizing to fight back against the anti-immigrant camp, and this year is no exception. Our September Advocacy Meeting (which was held on the 10th of September) had a great turnout and we were able to take key steps towards preparation for the 2015 Legislature.
Representative …