Enhancing Immigrant Lives for a Stronger Maine
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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.
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.
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 93 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.
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 & Census 2020 Statistics
Key findings about immigrants in the United States.
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
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
MIRC 2023 Summer Internship Opportunities
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MIRC STATEMENT ON THE PUBLIC CHARGE FINAL RULE
Portland, ME – On September 8, 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a final rule to be published in the Federal Register that
When we strengthen our immigrant community, we strengthen Maine. Your generous donations help us make Maine a place where we can all thrive.