May 10th, 2013
The movement continues as we rally for citizenship
for all families, workers, and individuals.
Join us as community members and leaders lift their voices in support of immigration reform.
June 30, 2013
World’s Fair Pavilion, Forest Park. Concourse Dr. , St. Louis, Mo 63110
Don’t forget to join our event on Facebook and invite your friends!
April 24th, 2013
The wheels are rolling and the Senate is moving forward on meaningful reform. However, we believe there is still work to be done. We must continue to build community support through Missouri and show our elected officials that we want full inclusive reform for all. We believe that full citizenship for all 11 million is the only way we can see a solution to our broken immigration system.
We know that with your help our movement will grow and our voices will be heard. So join us in Kansas City or St. Louis on May Day as we stand for inclusive immigration reform for our community. Once again we are showing full support across the state and the time to join is now!
Wednesday, May 1st
Vigil at Jesucristo el Buen Pastor.
For the Kansas City event sign up HERE.
Vigil outside of Senator Blunt’s Office in downtown Clayton.
For the St. Louis event sign up HERE.
March 27th, 2013
As immigrants and allies from all over the country come together on April 10 to stand up for fair, equitable immigration reform, we here in Missouri will be gathering to learn about ways we can join the effort. Join us for meetings in St Louis and Kansas City to get the latest updates from Washington, hear from community leaders, and find out how you can get involved.
The fight for reform that will bring 11 million people out of the shadows, keep families together, and protect immigrant workers is going to take all of us! So join us April 10! Sign Up Here.
The St Louis Meeting will be held at SEIU Local 1, 2725 Clifton Ave, St Louis Mo 63139 (parking in the rear of the building).
The Kansas City Location will be held at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 3800 Troost Ave, Kansas City, Mo 64109.
Sign Up Now.
March 22nd, 2013
MIRA and our supporters are taking action to stand in support of inclusive immigration reform. We are demanding a reasonable and fair roadmap to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Now is the time to ask Missouri’s Senators McCaskill and Blunt to stand with us!
Join us for our Twitter Rally on Tuesday March 26th from 2:00pm to 3:00pm.
We need everyone that wants INCLUSIVE immigration reform to let Senator McCaskill and Senator Blunt know that Missouri wants Citizenship for ALL 11 MILLION. Together we can make a system that is inclusive for all workers, families and individuals.
Sign up here
and we will send you all the information needed including: #hastags, Target of tweets (i.e. @clairecmc) and sample tweets.
Then on Tuesday March 26th, tweet away!
Let’s send a message to our Senators that we want full access and citizenship for our community.
Thanks for your support, don’t forget to follow MIRA on Twitter (@MIRAdvocates) and have fun.
January 29th, 2013
MIRA welcomes the call by President Obama today and the bipartisan Gang of Eight yesterday to begin the national conversation around immigration reform. For too long, immigrant families in Missouri and around the nation have been torn apart by an unfair and broken immigration system. Immigration advocates are glad to see leaders from across the political spectrum come to the table to address the needs of the immigrant and refugee community.
As lawmakers and advocates now come together to craft legislative reform, it is imperative that any immigration reform bill be just, fair, and equitable to immigrants from all countries, of all skill levels, and of all economic backgrounds. Too many immigrant families have faced great hardship to provide for their families and participate in the American Dream, and their sacrifices and hard work must be valued. MIRA will work with our elected officials to ensure that any reform package includes a clear and attainable path to citizenship for undocumented residents, and respects the integrity of immigrant families.
Furthermore, reform must include equitable and realistic changes to the way our nation handles future migration needs. A bill must honor the contributions of immigrant workers across the skill spectrum, and guarantee their rights to a safe and fair workplace. Finally, reform must restore civil and human rights to the immigration process, ensuring safety and protection of immigrants of all statuses. Rather than diverting precious taxpayer dollars to what are often dangerous and capricious enforcement programs, a responsible reform proposal should grant the necessary resources to the agencies tasked with processing the scores of new applications we know will result from any new law.
MIRA, a coalition of faith communities, labor unions, community organizations, and services providers, looks forward to working with Missouri’s Congressional Delegation to ensure access to the American Dream for all of Missourians, and to make all feel welcome in our communities, regardless of their place of birth.
January 25th, 2013
Our elected officials hear all kinds of things about immigrants and refugees.
They hear from national anti-immigration organizations
They hear from talking heads on cable news
They hear from politicians in states like Arizona
But now, more than ever, your senators and representatives need to hear from YOU!
Annual Immigration Advocacy Day
When: Wednesday, March 6
Where: 301 W High Street, Room 493
Jefferson City, MO
Our group will be gathering in the morning first at the Truman State Office Building across the street from the Capitol. From there, we will walk across the street for the rest of the day.
This is your chance to meet with lawmakers face-to-face to discuss what’s important to immigrants in your community. Click here to register!
Never been to the Capitol before? No problem! We will teach you how to get a meeting with legislators, how to talk about our legislation, and provide you with all the materials you need. Carpools will be organized from different parts of the state. If you’re interested, indicate on your registration.
Call 314-669-1288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
January 18th, 2013
This conference for shop stewards, organizers, business agents and other union leaders will feature a presentation by Jack Strauss, Ph. D., director of Simon Center for Regional Economic Forecasting Research at Saint Louis University, on the impact of immigrants and refugees on the regional economy. Issues Training session by Vanessa Crawford Aragon of Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates and an Organizers Panel will also be held.
This event will take place:
Friday, February 22, 2013
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
IPUAT District Council 2
2501 59th Street
St. Louis, MO 63110
IPUAT District Council 2
2501 59th Street
St. Louis, MO 63110
This event is free of charge and sponsored by Greater St. Louis Labor Council, Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates, and the MU Labor Education Program.
RSVP to Vanessa at Vanessa@mira-mo.org or call 314-669-1288.
November 15th, 2012
If you did not have the chance to purchase our 2012 Annual Art Show Calendar for 2013, we invite you to consider doing so now.
Calendars are $20.00 and showcase the work of local artists Juan Montaña and Amela Sinangic.
All proceeds from calendar sales will go to helping MIRA continue its important mission of defending the rights of immigrants and refugees in the state of Missouri, and advocating for positive policy change. Through the support of donors like you, we can continue to work for a more welcoming Missouri.
Click Here to get yours today!
October 25th, 2012
OPENING THIS FRIDAY 11/9 from 6-9pm at Old North Restoration Group
August 20th, 2012
As part of National Welcoming Week, Welcoming Missouri, the St Louis Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans, and the Missouri/Kansas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association will be hosting a Citizenship Workshop for eligible non-citizens.
What: Free Legal Assistance for eligible non-citizens applying for US Citizenship.
When: Saturday, September 15
Where: Casa de Salud
3200 Chouteau Ave
St Louis, MO
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!