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[3 Mar 2017 | No Comment | ]
Who is Daniela Vargas?

by Sarah Fowler
March 3, 2017
Courtesy Clarion-Ledger
 
Daniela Vargas, 22, who has been in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration policy, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents Wednesday morning, and now could be deported without a hearing in two to three weeks, her attorney said.

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[15 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
Two arrested in Jackson immigration raid

by David Kenney
February 15th 2017
Courtesy WLOX
Tears stream down the face of Danielle Vargas, after she says ICE agents raided her home, taking her father Daniel and her brother Allen away.
She says they entered their west Jackson home unannounced Wednesday, and turned everything upside down.
“I’ve been here for 17 years and this is the most scared I’ve ever been,” Vargas said, with her voice trembling. “I don’t know what I’m going to do. I don’t know what happens in the next 30 minutes. I just want to see my Dad.”

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[25 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
2017 Mississippi Legislative Session

January 25, 2017
Bills both good & bad affecting all workers native born and immigrants

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[25 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
A Track Record of Hard-Fought Victories for Human and Immigrant Rights

January 25, 2017
Since its founding 16 years ago, MIRA has organized with immigrants and allies across Mississippi to oppose anti-immigrant / anti-worker legislative proposals – leading to the defeat of over 270 such bills. With participation from the Mississippi Black Legislative Caucus, Southern Echo, unions, churches, the NAACP, the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, the Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights, the MS ACLU and many others, we have defeated all Arizona/Alabama style anti-immigrant proposals in our state.

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[18 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
People are Afraid: the most difficult place in the United States to be Latino

November 18, 2016
(This is an excerpt from a Spanish-language article about MIRA and Latinos in Mississippi on BBC Mundo. We’ve translated this excerpt but you can read it in Spanish and English via the links below.)
In the United States, there’s no place more difficult to be a Latino immigrant than the state of Mississippi. It is by far the poorest region in the country. It also has hundreds of years of racially violent history, starting with slavery and the Civil War, and continuing with the Ku Klux Klan.