News Story (Mississippi)
Voice of America (VOA)
August 8, 2019
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Organizations mentioned/involved: Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ)
The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi, the Mississippi Center for Justice and a coalition of groups across the state have come together to help those in detention. Attorneys are monitoring the situation and exploring options to assist those affected by the raids.
Cliff Johnson, director of the MacArthur Justice Center, said what happened Wednesday was not the response of Mississippians.
“This doesn’t come from the people. It doesn’t even come from those people who on the larger scale might chant, ‘Build that wall.’ Because in Mississippi, we know each other. … We’ve got our problems. We’re a hot mess at times, but this is not our choice,” he said.