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President Obama’s Immigration Order, Reminiscent of Emancipation Proclamation

by Dr. Ivory Phillips, Jackson Advocate Contributing Editor
Member, MIRA Board of Directors
Last week President Barack Obama issued an executive order that halted the deportation of a group of young immigrants to this country. In many ways the order reminded the writer of the
Emancipation Proclamation issued by President Abraham Lincoln nearly 150 years ago. The order enables individuals to be eliminated from deportation under a particular set of conditions.
The conditions include:
- having come to the United States before the age of 16;
- being below the age of 30;
- having resided continuously …

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Supreme Court Decision on Arizona SB 1070 Expected as Early as Monday

Be Prepared: the United States Supreme Court decision on Arizona v. United States will be announced this week!
On April 25, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Arizona v. United States  (11-182), a case considering  the constitutionality of SB 1070, the Arizona immigration enforcement law commonly referred to as the “Show Me Your Papers” law.  At issue in this case is whether federal immigration laws “pre-empt” (or trump) several provisions of Arizona’s law that are designed to drive undocumented immigrants from the state.  The Supreme Court will end …

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[25 Jun 2012 | No Comment | ]
URGENT: Supreme Court Decision Has Been Made

June 25, 2001
In response to the United States Supreme Court decision regarding the U.S. Justice Department’s suit over the Arizona anti-immigrant law, SB 1070, MIRA, NAACP, ACLU, and other civil rights organizations will hold a news conference in the MIRA Office, 612 N. State St., Jackson, Mississippi at 2:00 pm today.
For further information:
Bill Chandler, MIRA 601-968-5182
Bear Atwood, ACLU 601-354-3408