Enhancing Immigrant Lives for a Stronger Maine

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ADVOCATE

MIRC is advancing systemic change and equity in Maine through collaborative advocacy for policy development at state and city levels to ensure that immigrants’ voices are heard when issues impacting their daily lives and economic integration come before the legislature.

COLLABORATE

Our organization values collaboration and the shared sense of purpose that exists among Coalition member organizations. MIRC is successful when members collaborate to achieve policy objectives that improve the lives of immigrants in Maine.

INFORM

We aim to be a resource of important information for our community. The Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition Ecosystem Map is a map of all the organizations that are supporting immigrants and refugees in Maine.

What We Do

At the Maine Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, our mission is to improve the legal, social and economic conditions experienced by Maine’s immigrants – enhancing their lives while strengthening Maine – through advocacy, information sharing and collaboration both through and among our member organizations.

MIRC is the convener of a unique, statewide network of 77 organizations, a majority of which are led by people of color – representing diverse ethnic communities across our state. All coalition member organizations are working to create and support programs and policies that promote immigrant inclusion and integration.

 

Members

Our Partners and Members make up our extensive network of resources and support for Maine Immigrants. Through this unique collaboration of leaders around Maine, we’re strengthening our community and our state.

Immigration Data and Statistics

Key findings about immigrants in the United States.

Current Policy

Overview

We’re continually following and advocating for local, state, and national policy that affect Maine’s immigrant community. MIRC identifies the top issues impacting immigrants and calls upon our supporters to take action to ensure legislation is passed or blocked. Here’s what we’re working on now:

MIRC Policy Priority Platform 2021

COVID-19 Response Community Work
Racial, Ethnic & Vaccine DisparitiesVaccine: AccessDistributionHesitancyConfidenceCommunity-led Needs AssessmentsBIPOC Community InvestmentContract & Grant Support for Ethnic Based OrganizationsDigital Equity

Legal & Immigration Reforms
Racial & EquitySocial & Juvenile Justice Issues 

Workforce Development
Adult EducationCredentialing and LicensingLanguage AccessTranslationInterpretation Services

Accessing Benefits
Maine CareHealthCareChild CareGeneral AssistanceHousing

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021

“To provide an earned path to citizenship, to address the root causes of migration and responsibly manage the southern border, and to reform the immigrant visa system, and for other purposes.”

 

New Expanded Monthly Child Tax Credit

“A temporary tax credit expansion was included in the American Rescue Plan. File your 2020 federal tax return with the IRS to claim the advanced payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit (CTC). If you have already filed a 2020 federal tax return you do not need to take any more steps right now.”

News

MIRC Interns Work Summary

Racial and Ethnic Disparities and COVID-19 ^This presentation is the culmination of a summer’s worth of research into disparities surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Youth Survey: 

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MIRC is hiring!

Manager of Programs and Community Engagement  Advocacy Manager  Finance and Operations Manager  CONTACT US: mufaloc@maineimmigrantrights.org, 207-956-7030

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