Asylum seekers no longer detained at Tallahatchie.

01/10/2020 Dear Friends, This morning, we learned from CoreCivic staff that Immigration and Customs Enforcement will no longer be detaining asylum seekers at the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility beginning January 12. Although this has come as a surprise to us, our staff has learned to expect the unexpected in our line of work. We have… Read more »

MIA Attorneys Present at AILA Mid-South Conference

10/01/2019 Christina Swatzell and Allison Wannamaker with Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) will be speaking at the annual American Immigration Lawyers Association Mid-South Fall Chapter Conference 2019. Ms. Swatzell will address the evolving landscape of immigration detention in the South, while Ms. Wannamaker will address guidelines for practice in regional Immigration Courts. The American Immigration Lawyers… Read more »

TN Court of Appeals Supports Humanitarian Protection for Immigrant Children

Sept. 1, 2017 On August 30, 2017, the Tennessee Court of Appeals issued the state’s first opinion on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. The court’s decision ensures that judges cannot arbitrarily deny vulnerable immigrant children the opportunity to remain in Tennessee after fleeing abuse, abandonment or neglect in their home countries. Many of MIA’s clients are… Read more »