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[16 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
MIRA’s New Digs

November 14, 2016
MIRA has a new office. We have moved from our office of 10 years at 612 N. State Street in downtown Jackson, up the street in to the northern Fondren area between Meadowbrook and North Side to 4436 North State Street, Suite A-1, Jackson.

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[16 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Expect Attacks on the Human Rights of Immigrants and Migrant Workers Beginning in January.

 

Courtesy WLBT 3 / msnewsnow.com

 
November 14, 2016 

DACA Youth: Trump said that he would end President Obama’s executive order setting up the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program for youth who came to the U.S. as children. It may be ended abruptly. This is a federal program allowing qualified undocumented youth to apply for deferred action on possible deportation and giving them work authorization and educational opportunities in two-year renewable segments. They will lose jobs and scholarships that allowed many of them to attend college and start careers. They will …

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[5 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
MIRA Organizer Melinda Medina traveled to DC in support of DACA / DAPA

August 5, 2016
In April, Melinda Medina and MIRA members Esequiel Gamboa, Jesus Mateos, and Jesus Mateos Jr traveled to Washington, DC along with the Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice (ACIJ) and Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. They were present outside the US Supreme Court on the day that the DACA / DAPA case was argued, to show solidarity and support. Here are Melinda’s thoughts about that day:
“The rally took place right in front of the Supreme Court and MIRA volunteers raised funds so that we could take some supporters …

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[5 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
Supreme Court Ruling on DAPA / DACA is Deplorable

August 5, 2016
Press release from MIRA partner organization, NNIRR
The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights joins members and allies in deploring the U.S. Supreme Court’s tied decision on President Obama’s proposal to bring temporary relief from deportation for upwards of 5 million undocumented immigrants.
The 4-4 Supreme Court ruling means a lower court’s injunction against the implementation of the proposed programs — “expanded DACA” and “DAPA” — will remain in place. Instead of giving relief and a modicum of justice to millions of migrants and their families, the ruling, in …

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[5 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
Mississippi AG conducts a string of attacks on immigrants​

August 5, 2016
On May 26th, Mississippi’s Attorney General Jim Hood announced he had conducted yet another raid on Latino immigrants, arresting 12 workers on construction sites. He used inflammatory language such as “identity fraud” to describe the reasons for the raid and arrests, and used the “i” word to describe the workers (which, to Latinos, is just as hateful as the “n” word).
This is the third such raid that Jim Hood has conducted and announced publicly. His messages incite anti-immigrant, racist feelings in Mississippi, and this sequence of raids is starting to look …