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[21 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
11 held in ICE restaurant raids plead guilty

by Jack Weatherly 
August 17, 2017
Courtesy of Mississippi Buisiness Journal

Eleven foreign nationals arrested Feb. 22 in raids at Jackson and Meridian area restaurants by agents of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency have pleaded guilty, or in one case await a plea hearing, to violating the federal Re-entry of Deported or Removed Alien act.
They are among 55 foreign nationals who were arrested by ICE agents at eight Asian restaurants.

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[15 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
On Its Fifth Anniversary, Let’s Celebrate and #DefendDACA!

By Michelle Saucedo
August 15, 2017
Courtesy of National Immigration Law Center
Happy fifth DACA anniversary!
I cautiously celebrate this milestone as I recognize DACA’s success, while grappling with the concern about its possible rescission and what that could mean to so many people in this country. Since DACA’s implementation in 2012, over 800, 000 people have benefited from it, getting a chance to work with authorization, along with a reprieve from the threat of deportation.

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[14 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Monica Guzman: Immigration bills would allow me to fulfill dream

By Marena Guzman
Aug. 13, 2017
Courtesy The Spokesman-Review

I am a Ph.D. student at Washington State University, studying molecular biosciences. I graduated from high school and college with highest honors. During my Ph.D. program, I hope to identify molecular targets that can be used to develop therapeutic treatments for bacterial infections. I study Coxiella burnetii bacteria, and I am truly humbled to have the opportunity to make a positive impact in the scientific community and on people’s health through my research. 

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[1 Aug 2017 | No Comment | ]
Is the U.S. in Danger of Losing Immigrant Entrepreneurs?

August 1, 2017
by David Hsu and Cyrus D. Mehta
 
Courtesy of U. of Penn Wharton
A decision by the Trump administration to delay and possibly rescind an Obama-era rule could cause the U.S. to fall behind other countries in attracting immigrant entrepreneurs who bring investments and create jobs, experts say.
The so-called International Entrepreneur Rule that the Obama administration introduced in August 2016 aimed to grant parole visas for up to five years to qualified immigrant entrepreneurs.

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[19 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]
The Unclaimed Dead

by Ryan Devereaux and Robert Shults
July 18, 2017
Courtesy The Intercept
The bodies are typically found by accident. A decaying corpse drying out in the Texas sun, stumbled upon by a hunter or ranch hand. A call might be placed to the sheriff’s office or the remains might be loaded into the back of a pickup truck. Often, they will be delivered to a rural cemetery where paperwork may or may not be filled out before they are lowered into a hole in some unclaimed corner of the graveyard.

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[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
This Is Our Best Defense Against Trump’s Immigration Policies

June 3, 2017
Mary Turck
Courtesy of YES! Magazine
Under the Trump administration’s new executive orders, these are the scenes repeated in many cities: Immigration agents swoop in and take away a domestic abuse victim leaving a court building. They roust a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status from his bed. They arrest people showing up at immigration offices for routine appointments. In this atmosphere of anger, fear, and confusion, local governments, as well as churches, schools, and hospitals, are declaring themselves “sanctuaries” for undocumented immigrants.
But what does that really mean?

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[3 Jun 2017 | One 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!

https://fieldofvision.org/

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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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[8 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Congressman Bennie Thompson introduces bill to prevent Daniela Vargas deportation

by Bob Burks
April 8, 2017
Courtesy  MSNewsNow
Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, introduced a private bill to prevent the deportation of Daniela Vargas, a DACA recipient from Jackson, Mississippi.
Ms. Vargas was taken into custody last month by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after participating in a public media event to protest the Trump Administration’s immigration policies.  She was released nine days later from a detention center in Louisiana but an order for her removal remains active.

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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.