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Grassroots Leadership Training Weekend

June 12, 2012
This past weekend (June 8 & 9th), MIRA cosponsored a grassroots leadership training event along with NDLON (National Day Laborer Organizing Network), SEIRN (Southeast Immigrant Rights Network), and the Leadership Council on Civil and Human Rights. Around 30 leaders from within immigrant communities across central and southeastern Mississippi were present for this training, which was presented in both Spanish and English.  Friday evening events focused on the common struggle that is shared by African Americans and Latinos here in the state, and emphasized the importance of working together …

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Immigration Q & A

Question: I have applied for permanent residence and have received a notice from the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) office to have my biometrics taken.  What are biometrics and how are they used?
Answer: Biometrics are unique markers that identify or verify the identity of people using physical or behavioral characteristics.  Fingerprints are the most commonly known biometrics and law enforcement agencies have used them for more than a century.  Biometrics can also include photographs, DNA, face prints, eye scans and others.  Facebook, a private company, collects extensive amounts …