Crisis in Mississippi: Help Us To Fight For Immigration Rights

PHOTO CREDIT: The Clarion Ledger

PHOTO CREDIT: The Clarion Ledger

Yesterday, 650 federal agents raided six Mississippi communities, arresting 680 of our friends and neighbors in Morton, Canton, Carthage, Pelahatchie, Bay Springs, and Walnut Grove.  Mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers were loaded onto buses in plastic handcuffs while children, with their new backpacks and school supplies, returned from their first day of school, only to find their loved ones gone.  These raids irreversibly harmed families, schools, communities, and our state.

The Mississippi Center for Justice is on the frontline of this crisis, providing a swift and powerful response to these attacks on our communities.  We are coordinating a rapid response legal team to help community members locate detained loved ones, provide immigration legal assistance to those now facing removal, and ensure the care of children whose parents or guardians have been imprisoned.  Central to the rule of law are the constitutional principles of due process and access to counsel, and we are committed to ensuring these protections for all Mississippians, regardless of immigration status.

If you are interested in legal pro bono opportunities, please email probono@mscenterforjustice.org, and you will receive additional information.

More than ever, we need your support.  Please click here to give as generously as you can to make this critical work possible.  We also ask you to share this message widely.

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Sincerely,

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Reilly Morse

President/CEO