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[3 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
“Here I’ll Stay” Documentary Showing

June 4, 2017
The new video focussing on the work of the Mississippi immigrants Rights Alliance (MIRA) entitiled “Here I’ll Stay” will debut on the Field of Vision website on June 8, 2017 at 10 am EDT. The film producers and directors are Lorena Salazar and Marlene McCurtis.
After its debut, it will remain on the website indefinitly.
Please remember to check it out! Thanks!


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[3 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
Know Your Rights

Many workers are discouraged from reporting injuries or other workplace abuses, and are afraid to speak out because of retaliation or and the possibility of losing their jobs. This summer, MIRA is working with the Mississippi Alliance of State Employees (MASE / CWA) and the United Food and Commercial workers to conduct a series of Know Your Rights presentations that educate immigrants about their rights in the workplace and what to do about on-the-job injuries.

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[7 Apr 2016 | No Comment | ]
MIRA Legal Project Update

MIRA Legal Project Director, Attorney Patricia Ice, is working with several families on their immigration cases, which include applications for employment authorization, lawful permanent residence, temporary protected status, petitions for relatives, waivers for national visa center processing, and naturalization. The Legal Project charges fees for services in these cases.  Ice has focused the Legal Project’s work on administrative humanitarian and family based immigration cases. The immigration courts are in New Orleans and Memphis and the MIRA Legal Project does not have the resources to handle cases there due to time, distance …

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[5 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
Happy New Year!

From all of us at MIRA, we wish you Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!  May your holiday season be merry and joyous.

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[18 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Notice Regarding Texas v United States

February 2015
The MIRA is not surprised by the Temporary Injunction ruling by  Judge Andrew Hanen in the U.S. District Court in Brownsville, Texas yesterday against the implementation of the Obama Administrations’ executive actions on prosecutorial discretion, but we STRONGLY disagree with that ruling. We  believe that the Texas judge made the wrong call and we are confident that the Executive Actions for expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) WILL be UPHELD and IMPLEMENTED soon.  The Department …

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[25 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Freedom Summer

MIRA is taking part in the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th celebrations this week! Leading or participating in several workshops, including:
– WORKERS’ RIGHTS: “Organizing in the South”
Wednesday, June 25th, 2:15-4:00 PM
Coleman Library, 1st Floor (at Tougaloo College)
Moderator: Larry Rubin
Panelists include: Jaribu Hill (MIRA Board Member, Director of the Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights), Richard Bensinger, Monica Russo
– YOUTH CONGRESS, “Understanding the Plight of DREAMers: Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance”
Wednesday, June 25th, 4:30 − 6:00 PM
Youth Congress Tent (at Tougaloo College)
Moderator: Atty. L. Patricia Ice, Director of the MIRA Legal Project
Panelists include: Adrian Gamboa, …

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[22 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Update on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

On June 15, 2012, Janet Napolitano, the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children who meet several key guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal, and would then be eligible for work authorization if he or she can demonstrate economic necessity for employment.
Individuals who can demonstrate through verifiable documentation that they meet these guidelines will be considered for deferred action, even if they are in immigration court proceedings and/or have a final …

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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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[15 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
MIRA EN ACCIÓN July, August, September

July 15, 2012
In this issue we discuss:

MIRA Workshops Help DREAMers Prepare for Deferred Action Initiative
Caravan for Peace visits Jackson
Hatred Without Bounds

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