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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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[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 | ]
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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[5 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
When Crossing the U.S.-Mexico Border Was Not a Crime

May 23, 2017
Kelly Lytle Hernandez
Courtesy of YES! Magazine
It was not always a crime to enter the United States without authorization.
In fact, for most of American history, immigrants could enter the United States without official permission and not fear criminal prosecution by the federal government.
That changed in 1929.

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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!

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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[17 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Immigrants Of All Skill Levels Spur Job Creation

April 17, 2017
The American Enterprise Institute and Partnership for a New American Economy, for instance, found that every time 100 additional less-skilled, legal, non-agricultural workers are admitted to a given state, 464 jobs are created for U.S. born workers; For every 100 additional high-skilled H-1B (includes STEM fields and requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent) workers, 183 jobs are created for native-born workers in the same state.

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[13 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
How much it costs ICE to deport an undocumented immigrant

April 11, 2017
by Octavio Blanco
Courtesy CNN Money
President Trump has said he wants to deport two to three million criminal undocumented immigrants. While it’s unclear where he got that figure from, achieving his goal won’t come cheap.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement is one of two agencies within the Department of Homeland Security that’s already playing a pivotal role in enacting Trump’s mission. One of ICE’s main jobs is to apprehend undocumented immigrants who have received their final deportation orders or who have failed to report to the agency as instructed.

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[10 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]
Undocumented victims of domestic violence weigh seeking help against risk of deportation

by Leighton Akio Woodhouse
March 29 2017
Courtesy The Intercept
M. AND HER former partner met in 2004 at the frozen food factory where they both worked in Los Angeles. Like M., he was an undocumented immigrant from Mexico. When they started going out, he was generous. M. had a son from a prior relationship, and her partner would bring food to her house, as if he cared for both of them. In retrospect, M. recalls, it seemed like an act.