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 »

#GivingTuesday 2019

12/01/2019 This GivingTuesday, help spread the word by sharing why you support Mid-South Immigration Advocates! As 2019 comes to a close, MIA finishes its sixth year of providing free and affordable deportation defense and immigration services to Mid-South children, families, and survivors. Our work has not gotten any easier this year. Bureaucratic walls block our… 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 »

MIA and CasaLuz Awarded Funds to Help Survivors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2019 Mid-South Immigration Advocates and CasaLuz Awarded $600,000 for Immigrant Victim Services MEMPHIS – The United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) has awarded a $600,000 grant to Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) for its collaborative partnership with CasaLuz. MIA and CasaLuz began their partnership in 2016… Read more »

Job Opportunity – Legal Rights Presenter

UPDATE – 03/22/2019 – position has been filled. 02/20/2019 Job Opportunity with MIA: Legal Rights Presenter (Memphis, TN – Tutwiler, MS) Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) is seeking to fill a part-time position to provide legal orientation presentations to immigrants detained in the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, MS one day per week (Thursdays). The… Read more »

The phones…

UPDATE 10/23/2018 – AT LAST! Our English line is once again totally functional. We truly appreciate your patience with our transition to our new office. ¡POR FIN! Nuestra línea de inglés vuelve a ser totalmente funcional. Apreciamos sinceramente su paciencia con nuestra transición a nuestra nueva oficina.   Exciting news – we’re moving our office!… Read more »

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Legal Assistant

Update: This position has been filled. Thank you for your interest!  01/04/2018 Mid-South Immigration Advocates (MIA) is seeking a full-time legal assistant. Qualified candidates must be fluent in English and Spanish, with excellent interpretation and translation skills. A bachelor’s degree is strongly preferred. Candidates must be detail-oriented, compassionate, and have an interest in immigration law. Experience with administrative work… 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 »

La Prensa Latina Reports on MIA’s Survivors’ Project Collaboration

In its coverage of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, La Prensa Latina reports on how this issue affects the Memphis area and provides information about the work of our amazing partner organization, CasaLuz. MIA is thrilled to be starting a new phase of our Survivors’ Project this month with CasaLuz and Memphis Public Interest Law Center, in which we plan… Read more »