Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance (MIRA)
MIRA advocates, educates and organizes immigrant and allied communities to spread awareness of immigrant issues in housing, education, healthcare and the workplace.
Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance’s (MIRA) Civic Engagement Day has contributed to the defeat of 292 anti-immigrant bills and the passage of 6 bills that have benefited our immigrant neighbors.
WHAT WE DO:
We organize impactful community-led campaigns that make tangible changes in our people’s lives and sustain broader movements for dignity and justice. We organize in our neighborhoods while helping to lead statewide and national movements for immigration reform, workers rights and more.
Our issue committees meet and give members a chance to identify common problems, devise solutions, and wage grassroots campaigns to enact those solutions. In this way, we are able to cultivate grassroots leadership that ensure that our campaigns and movements are led by those most impacted.
HOW WE’RE HELPING:
We create compelling digital campaigns and mobilize people each year in the streets to demand enactment of more just policies, driving change at the city, state, and federal levels. Our policy demands are based on our on-the-ground experience: Each day, we work to address critical needs in our individual members’ lives.
MIRA supports pro-immigrant and pro-worker policy and practice at the local, state, and national levels. MIIRA also advocate for the DREAM Act (DACA), the national campaign for access to higher education and citizenship for immigrant youth. It has helped to formulate the Dignity Proposal, a platform for fair and just immigration reform.
Your donation will support the movement for social justice in Mississippi, by helping to recover stolen wages for immigrant workers, fight police harassment and discrimination, educate communities about our rights, and make sure marginalized voices are heard in the legislative processes.
MIRA educates individuals and communities about immigrants rights and how to respond when approached by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.).
We believe that NO Human Being is Illegal. MIRA advocates for a pathway to citizenship to protect our undocumented communities.