During the 2018 Mississippi legislative session, Rep. Andy Gipson (R-District 77) authored an anti-CAIR resolution (HR-1) that sent a clear message of distrust to Mississippi’s Muslim community. Mississippi has historically displayed anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiments. Local community activists decided to join MIRA’s 2018 Civic Engagement Day to confront Rep. Gipson about HR-1 and to foster a … Continue reading Community Activists Confront Rep. Andy Gipson (R-District 77)
Congratulations to Imani Weusi Hancock, a Legal Project client, who recently became a U.S. citizen! Imani was born in Jamaica and currently lives in Lakeland, Florida.
“Undocumented immigrants can apply to college. Many undocumented students aren’t sure if they can legally attend college in the U.S. Some automatically assume they can’t. However, there are no federal or state laws prohibiting the admission of undocumented immigrants to U.S. colleges, and schools aren’t required to report undocumented applicants or students to immigration officials. State … Continue reading Undocumented Immigrants CAN apply to College
MIRA wants to congratulate our friend Anwar, formerly of Yemen, who was sworn in as a U.S. citizen in New Orleans yesterday! Anwar lives in in metro Jackson, MS. Congratulations, Anwar!
The Mississippi Immigrants Rights Alliance, and its allies, will peacefully protest outside the office of Sen. Thad Cochran in Jackson, MS on Friday September 8th, from 11:30AM to 2:00PM.
Both immigrants and allies spent an entire day at the Mississippi State Capitol speaking with local legislators about the anti-immigrant bills introduced during the …