Join us as we march on downtown St. Charles!

August 8th, 2013

The time is now for the U.S. House to take action and give us a vote on citizenship for all.

Join us as we show our support for an inclusive immigration process.

Thursday, August 22nd at 5:00 pm

300 N 2nd St. St. Charles, Mo 63301

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Solidarity with Communities of Color

August 8th, 2013

Join us for direct conversations about the issues facing our youth and families. Take action around racial profiling and immigration reform.

August 15th, 7:30 pm 

St. Cecilia- 5414 Alaska Ave. St. Louis, Mo 63111 

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Statement of Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates on the Senate Passage of S. 744

June 27th, 2013

Today’s 68-32 vote by the Senate is the result of years of work by the immigrant community around the country.  The bill passed by the Senate today, while containing enforcement provisions that are not supported by the broad immigrant community, is the best hope immigrant families have had in years.  In addition to providing a broad road map to citizenship for the undocumented, S. 744 also works to unite families currently separated by our immigration law and protects immigrant workers.

But this is only the half-way point.  MIRA and our coalition partners around the state will continue our fight in the House, working to hold the line against attacks on citizenship provisions, address cost concerns for immigrant families, and to ensure the bill that ultimately reaches the President’s desk represents the reality facing Missouri’s immigrants and refugees.

Every day, husbands and wives, parents and children, workers, business owners, and neighbors struggle with our broken immigration laws.  It is past time for Congress to meet the needs of the American people, be they native- or foreign-born.  MIRA and our partners look forward to passage of immigration reform by the House, and will not rest until the bill is signed into law by President Obama.

 

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Info for June 30 Rally for Citizenship

June 27th, 2013

This Sunday, thousands of St Louisans will rally at the World’s Fair Pavilion in Forest Park for comprehensive immigration reform!  Here are the details you need to know.

  • A map of Forest Park can be found HERE.
  • Pre-rally entertainment (music, face-painting, performances) will begin at 1pm.
  • Rally will begin at 2pm and be completed by 3pm.
  • A shuttle will be available from the Forest Park Visitors’ Center parking lot (near the History Museum), to the World’s Fair Pavilion.
  • Water will be available, but please dress appropriately for the weather.

For questions, call 314-669-1288

 

 

June 30th Rally for Inclusive Immigration Reform

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

2:00pm-3:00pm

World’s Fair Pavilion, Forest Park. Concourse Dr. , St. Louis, Mo 63110

Register here!

Don’t forget to join our event on Facebook and invite your friends!

May Day Vigils

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
5:00pm-7:00pm

Kansas City
Vigil at Jesucristo el Buen Pastor.
For the Kansas City event sign up HERE.

St. Louis
Vigil outside of Senator Blunt’s Office in downtown Clayton.
For the St. Louis event sign up HERE.

National Day of Action Community Meetings

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.

Join us for a Twitter Rally!

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.
To sign up click here

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. 

Statement From MIRA on Call For Immigration Reform

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.

Join us for Immigration Advocacy Day March 6!

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
9:00am-3:00pm
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.

Register today!

Call 314-669-1288 or email vanessa@mira-mo.org with any questions.