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[23 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
MIRA Statement for the Mississippi House of Representatives, Judicial Committee B, August 23, 2012

Presented by Bill Chandler, Executive Director

Once again there is a possibility of legislative proposals being introduced into the 2013 Mississippi Legislative Session that are preempted by Federal Law.
On April 25, 2012, the United States Supreme Court ruled that Arizona’s SB 1070 was largely unconstitutional in Arizona v. United States. In its decision, the Supreme Court struck down three of the four sections of the law that were challenged. It also struck down a provision criminalizing undocumented workers for working— including much of Mississippi’s so-called Employment Protection Act …

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[23 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Travelling for peace

Jackson, Mississippi – On Tuesday, August 28th , the “Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity” will stop in Jackson on its voyage across the United States as it works to create a bi-national movement against the failed drug war that has left more than 70,000 dead in Mexico in the last five years.
Led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, families of victims from Mexico will tell the story of the human toll of the war on drugs, while building powerful ties with local communities in the United States that are also …

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[21 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Deferred Action Q&A By Attorney Patricia Ice

Question: Can you give me any information on the deferred action process for undocumented youth?
Answer: Yes. On Wednesday, August 15, 2012 the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin to accept applications for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on form I-821D.  Applicants will also have to submit a form I-765 Application for Work Authorization and the I-765 Worksheet.  There is a filing fee of $465, which, in most cases, cannot be waived. You do not need an attorney or Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) …

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[21 Aug 2012 | No Comment | ]
Deferred Action & MIRA: In the News

Take a look at this article and video posted by local news station WLBT as the applications for Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival were made available on Wednesday, August 15th.
MIRA in the news.