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[11 Sep 2014 | No Comment | ]

The Mississippi Immigrants Alliance Legal Project provides legal services for those who want to make the U.S. their legal home.

by Amy Craig
September 11, 2014
Have you been wondering how you can help children fleeing the violence of Central America? Your donation to the MIRA Legal Project will provide legal services to children in Mississippi who must face immigration court to gain permission to stay safely in the U.S. Having legal representation almost doubles the chances a child will be allowed to stay rather than be deported to their home countries of …

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[26 Jul 2014 | No Comment | ]
Central American Refugee Children Reunited with Mississippi Families

July 26, 2014
Mississippi has received fewer than 200 of the unaccompanied immigrant children who crossed the U.S. border and were released to sponsors so far this year, but the war of words over such children continues within the state.
 Read the AP story published in the Clarion Ledger  here.

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[15 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Papers Please’ Video Game May Surprise You

Courtesy ABC News
by Christina Constantini
May 3, 2013

“Is this person a lawful citizen of my country or an unauthorized immigrant, terrorist, spy, or smuggler?”
This is the primary question you’ll have to ask yourself if you play the new game “Papers Please,” which casts users in the role of border agent.
Lucas Pope, an American video game designer living in Japan, has been making video games of all sorts for 20 years. But his latest game comes at a time when immigration has coincidentally taken center stage in American politics.
Inspired by George Orwell’s …

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[16 Jul 2012 | No Comment | ]
Immigration debate keeps law school graduate a few steps from his dreams

By Howard Mintz
July 16, 2012

The endless rows of almond orchards dotting the landscape in this ranch town just outside Chico meant a future for Sergio Garcia’s family.
His father, a Mexican immigrant, harvested the cash crop, shaking the trees for bounty 12 hours a day through hot summer months. As a teenager, Sergio Garcia worked alongside his father, helping out when he wasn’t rising to the top of his high school class and positioning himself for college and, later, law school.
But the nation’s wrenching …

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[6 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Cinco De Mayo: The Truth

by Bill Chandler, Executive Director of MIRA
May 6, 2012
It is amazing the misinformation and ignorance that abounds about Latinos.  A sad but good example is that of the perception that Cinco de Mayo is “Mexican Independence Day.”  It is not. Mexican Independence Day is September 16, 1810. While Cinco de Mayo is sometimes promoted as such mainly to sell beer and tequila in the United States, that date had far reaching consequences not only for Mexico, but also for the U.S.
Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico’s victory over invading French …