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.

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MIRA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a membership of more than 200 paid members statewide and more than 700 affiliated members and constituent organizations. The work of MIRA is directed by Bill Chandler, Executive Director, with more than 45 years of experience in union and community organizing. Our organizers coordinate home meetings with immigrant community members, and organize public education forums and workshops in neighborhood gathering places and community centers. Public education and legal advocacy are also conducted by MIRA’s Legal Project. MIRA holds monthly statewide advocacy meetings in Jackson (September through June), which are open and advertised to the public, designed to help us understand the social climate, assess the needs of the immigrant community, and strategize actions around the state.

We Continue To Fight For Equality

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.




MIRA is a charitable organization

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.

Civic Engagement Day

Immigrant and allied communities gather annually at the State Capitol to fight anti-immigrant legislation. Civic Engagement Day has contributed to the defeat of 292 anti-immigrant proposals as well as the passage of 6 bills that have benefited our immigrant neighbors.

Know Your Rights

MIRA educates individuals and communities about immigrants rights and how to respond when approached by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.E.).


ICE + Deportation

We believe that NO Human Being is Illegal. MIRA advocates for a pathway to citizenship to protect our undocumented communities.