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[17 Novembre 2017 | No Comment | ]
Feds Threaten Jackson Funds Over Immigration ‘Sanctuary’ Policy

By Arielle Dreher
Novembre 16, 2017
Courtesy of The Jackson Free Press
Il U.S. Department of Justice does not know the City of Jackson has a new mayor. In a letter addressed to Mayor Tony Yarber but dated Nov. 15, 2017, Acting Assistant Attorney General Alan Hanson asked the City of Jackson to review itssanctuary cityordinance in order to receive federal funds from the Office of Justice Programs going forward.

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[17 Novembre 2017 | No Comment | ]
MIRA and Jackson officials respond to DOJ immigration laws accusation

By Roslyn Anderson
Novembre 16, 2017
Courtesy of Msnewsnow
The Capital City is in hot water with the U.S. Justice Department over federal immigration laws. Jackson received a letter demanding compliance, accusing them of immigration rule violations.
It is one of 29 jurisdictions being given just over two weeks to comply with immigration rules.
Thursday the Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance held a news conference responding to the Justice Department demands.
Not only is it an overt attack on immigrants but it is a covert attack on the City of Jackson, said MIRA Executive Director Bill Chandler.

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[16 Novembre 2017 | No Comment | ]
Lumumba issues statement on sanctuary city policy letter sent by DOJ

By Donesha Aldridge
Novembre 16, 2017
Courtesy WJTV
Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba issued a statement Thursday about the letter sent to Jackson and dozens of other cities about information sharing related to immigration enforcement.

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[15 Novembre 2017 | No Comment | ]
Justice Department sends letters to 29 cities regarding immigration enforcement

By Donesha Aldridge
Novembre 15, 2017
Courtesy WJTV
The Department of Justice sent letters to 29 jurisdictions that may have laws, policies, or practices that violate, a federal statute that promotes information sharing related to immigration enforcement.
The Justice Department sent the letters Wednesday.
Justice Department sends letters to 29 cities regarding immigration enforcement

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[28 Sea 2017 | No Comment | ]
Mississippi Governor Approves Outlawing of Sanctuary Cities

Marzo 28, 2017
Courtesy Associated Press
Gov. Phil Bryant signed a law Monday banning sanctuary cities and other policies that might help people who have entered the country illegally, saying he wants Mississippi to help federal agencies arrest people without legal status.
Bryant, a longtime critic of illegal entry by immigrants, cited President Donald Trump’s executive order banning sanctuary cities when he signed the law. Since Trump’s order, some states added protections for immigrants while others moved to limit such communities.

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[11 Aprile 2016 | No Comment | ]
Recap: Civic Engagement Day 2016

On February 24, 2016, dozens of MIRA members, allies, and volunteers traveled from around the state to gather at the State Capitol for a press conference and a chance to speak with legislators about the issues facing immigrants in Mississippi.
Joining MIRA were a group of DREAMERS, who were calling for a fair chance at education and a future through tuition equity; members of the A. Phillip Randolph Institute and the State Employees Union, who were supporting comprehensive workers compensation reform; and the leader of Mississippi’s Fight for $15 group, advocating

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[11 Aprile 2016 | No Comment | ]
Will it be Illegal to be Brown in Mississippi?

And how a major unfunded mandate hangs local and municipal government out to dry.
A dangerous bill is pending. Senate Bill 2306 is defined as:
“An act to prohibit the establishment of sanctuary cities; to authorize all Mississippi Law Enforcement Officers to assist federal agencies by legally detaining illegal aliens; to indemnify law enforcement officers for implementation of this act; and for related purposes.” The remaining text of the bill is short, and we urge you to read it here.
Senate Bill 2306 (SB 2306) is bad for public safety, bad for local

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[5 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
MIRA Advocacy Agenda for 2016

Gennaio 5, 2016
Below are our plans for Advocacy in the 2016 Legislative Session. Though we won’t know what the bad bills are until they’ve been submitted in the new year, we are already preparing to fight back. And we have a long list of pro-immigrant / pro-worker legislation that we will be supporting. Details below.
Adverse bills:

Fight all anti-immigrant proposals
Fight all anti-worker proposals
    . . .and all other anti-people proposals

Bills for progressive change:

Mississippi Civil Rights Act (w/ACLU)
Tuition equity—College in-state tuition for all undocumented high school graduates
Comprehensive Workers Compensation reform
A $ 15.00 …

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[4 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Looking Forward to 2016 – Your Support is Desperately Needed.

Gennaio 4, 2016
It’s late, and you’re tired. On your way home from work, you take a right onto your street, but you forget to switch on your turn signal. As luck would have it, there’s a cop behind you, and the blue lights start flashing. After approaching your car, the cop decides he doesn’t like the way that you look, and demands to see your “papers”.
Your daughter is six years old, and is currently in elementary school. The administration at her school keeps tabs on “kids like her” because they

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[22 Giugno 2015 | No Comment | ]
2015 Mississippi Legislative Session Report Card

Giugno 16, 2015
Each year at the end of the legislative session, the Mississippi Human Services Coalition analyses the work of legislators and their effect on the lives of Mississippi’s “ordinary” residents. Active for decades, the coalition is made up of human service organizations who meet weekly during the sessions to share information on proposals they care about. Together, this informal coalition of about 50 groups join together to fight for or against targeted proposals. MIRA has been an active part of this coalition for the 15 years it has existed. …