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[12 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Community Meeting in Rosedale

June 12, 2017
A local business is looking to capitalize off the detention of undocumented immigrants by building a for-profit detention center in Rosedale, MS.
We are organizing local Rosedale residents to speak out at the next City Hall meeting in July 2017.
This is an educational meeting in which we will provide you with the notorious history of the private prison corporation, Emerald Correctional Management, that is looking to build in Rosedale.

We also plan to discuss our plan-of-action to speak out at the City Council meeting in July.
Emerald, the private prison company …

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[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Sign-up for MIRA’s New Text Alerts

Please text MIRA to 33222 on your cell phone to receive up to four important mobile alerts per month from the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance. It’s easy and quick so do it now! Thanks!

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[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Undocumented and Transgender

by Norma Allen
June 1, 2017
Courtesy of YES! Magazine
Undocumented and transgender, Karolina Lopez was held at an immigrant detention center near Tucson, Arizona, for three years while awaiting asylum. Originally from Acapulco, home to the highest murder rate in Mexico, Lopez came to the United States to escape discrimination from her family and community. She landed in a detention center after reporting a robbery to the police, who arrested her when they discovered her illegal status.

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[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Syrian Journey: Choose Your Own Escape Route

May 11, 2017
Courtesy YES! Magazine
Step into the shoes of a Syrian refugee. Imagine walking—and flying, driving, or traveling by boat— 1,500 dangerous miles from Syria to Europe.
Published by the BBC at the height of the refugee crisis, this virtual challenge is an exhilarating yet sobering experience. Players choose between common routes taken by Syrian migrants, and make tough decisions about how to travel and whom to trust. It’s a treacherous journey, and one wrong choice can cost you your life.

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[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Trump’s Pointless, Racist Anti-Immigration Hotline Is Outing Domestic Violence Survivors to Their Abusers

May 25, 2017
Sidney Fussell
Courtesy Gizmodo
President Trump’s effort to track and prevent violence from undocumented immigrants has instead become a nightmare for domestic violence and human trafficking survivors, according to an advocacy group that helps immigrants suffering from abuse.

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[1 May 2017 | No Comment | ]
Rosedale Wants All In On Holding Illegal Aliens

by Ben Caxton
May 1, 2017
Courtesy Delta Daily News
Rosedale wants to get rid of the trash and hold on to illegal aliens. At this week’s city council meeting the top topic was removing trash from the old Amoco lot, with the Mayor promising the council to look for a place to permanently store the debris once it has been removed. At the same meeting, local businessman Jack Coleman resurrected the idea of building a detention center in Rosedale to cash in on what some hope will become a booming new industry …

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[27 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Workers Memorial Day- Mourn the Dead and Honor the Living

April 27, 25017
Every year, thousands of people in North America leave for work and never come home. Millions more come home, but they are sick or injured.  
Preventable deaths and on-the-job accidents kill nearly 5,000 people every year in the U.S. according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and a recent report issued by the AFL-CIO found another 50,000 to 60,000 died annually from diseases caused by workplace injury and exposure to dangerous environments.

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[10 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Detained Mississippi immigrant released

March 10, 2017
A Mississippi immigrant who made national headlines when she was detained after speaking out a news conference has been released from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody.
Daniela Vargas, 22, was released Friday under an Order of Supervision from the LaSalle Detention Center in Jena, Louisiana, according to her attorney, Abby Peterson with Elmore & Peterson Law Firm.
“We want to see her, we want to lay eyes on her,” the firm’s Nathan Elmore said of Vargas.

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[3 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Who is Daniela Vargas?

by Sarah Fowler
March 3, 2017
Courtesy Clarion-Ledger
 
Daniela Vargas, 22, who has been in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Wednesday morning, and now could be deported without a hearing in two to three weeks, her attorney said.

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[1 Mar 2017 | 2 Comments | ]
Mississippi DREAMer Arrested after Press Conference

by Sarah Fowler
March 3, 2017
Courtesy Clarion-Ledger
Moments after an immigrant spoke out about her fears of deportation, she was detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement.
Daniela Vargas, 22, was detained by ICE agents Wednesday morning, shortly after speaking at a news conference in downtown Jackson, according to her attorney, Abby Peterson.
The news conference was hosted by local immigration attorneys, churches and the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance to bring attention to families impacted by deportation.