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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.

action items, Immigration News »

[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.

action items, Immigration News »

[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.

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[15 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Two arrested in Jackson immigration raid

by David Kenney
February 15th 2017
Courtesy WLOX
Tears stream down the face of Danielle Vargas, after she says ICE agents raided her home, taking her father Daniel and her brother Allen away.
She says they entered their west Jackson home unannounced Wednesday, and turned everything upside down.
“I’ve been here for 17 years and this is the most scared I’ve ever been,” Vargas said, with her voice trembling. “I don’t know what I’m going to do. I don’t know what happens in the next 30 minutes. I just want to see my Dad.”

action items, legislative »

[25 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
2017 Mississippi Legislative Session

January 25, 2017
Bills both good & bad affecting all workers native born and immigrants

action items, Immigration News »

[25 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
A Track Record of Hard-Fought Victories for Human and Immigrant Rights

January 25, 2017
Since its founding 16 years ago, MIRA has organized with immigrants and allies across Mississippi to oppose anti-immigrant / anti-worker legislative proposals – leading to the defeat of over 270 such bills. With participation from the Mississippi Black Legislative Caucus, Southern Echo, unions, churches, the NAACP, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights, the MS ACLU and many others, we have defeated all Arizona/Alabama style anti-immigrant proposals in our state.