MIRA Civic Engagement Day

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JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — The Mississippi Immigration Rights Alliance rallied at the Capitol for Civic Engagement Day.

Leaders say they are concerned about renewing DACA, as the program continues to stay in limbo in Washington. Officials say many of those who recently put in their applications could be in danger of deportation. MIRA is hoping to get legislators to support several issues, including getting in-state college tuition for all Mississippi high school graduates and raising minimum wage to $15 an hour. It is their hope that legislation will take these issues up in this session.

Bill Chandler, MIRA: 

“If DACA ends, it makes it very vulnerable because they applied in good faith… And with the application identified where they live.. where their parents work, everything they can think of… immigration and customs could knock on their doors and come in their homes as they have done all along.”

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