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[14 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
MIRA’s 2015 Legislative Agenda

Januar 14, 2015
Please note: Since we are still at the very beginning of the session, so far most bills have not been introduced and few of them have been assigned their numbers. The deadline for introducing bills is Monday, Jan 19, two days before Civic Engagement Day. We are sharing the pro-immigrant proposals for this session, and once we have the bill numbers and titles for all the bill, we will send those to you.
The following are the proposals that MIRA is supporting; these bills would represent significant change in the

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[12 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
MIRA Welcomes New Gulf Coast Organizer

Januar 12, 2015
MIRA welcomes Aida Martinez Bone as an Organizer who will now work out of the MIRA Biloxi office. Formerly from Mexico, Aida is a seasoned organizer working with Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund (MALDEF), and a major union in California. Having lived in Mississippi during the passed few years, she has volunteered with MIRA during that time.
She will be covering the southern counties of Harrison, Jackson, Hancock, Jones, and Forrest counties. Currently Aida is focused on organizing and mobilizing for the 2015 MIRA Civic Engagement Day to bring a

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[12 Jan 2015 | No Comment | ]
Details on the Tuition Equity Bill

Januar 12,2 2015
Proposed Legislation: Amend section 37-103-25 of the Mississippi Code of 1972 to provide all Mississippi students affordable access to in state tuition and scholarships at state institutions of higher learning. A major effort by MIRA and the Mississippi ACLU. 
The Problem:
Tuition equity would grant in-state rates to students entering the university system who have met certain criteria, such as attendance or graduation from a Mississippi high school. Currently, twenty states have embraced tuition equity. These states have all realized that denying access to college to any qualified high school