45’s Administration Releases a Regulation That Could Keep Thousands of Immigrants Out of the US

On Monday, 45’s administration released a mandate that could make it easier to reject green card and visa applications. Coupled with the ICE raids that happened last week on food processing plants in Mississippi, this report demonstrates calculated attempts by the administration to limit legal immigration and crack down on illegal immigration. The 837-page document directly affects those seeking to come to or continue living in the United States per the current legal process. This “public charge” rule was created to certify that immigrants can gain and maintain financial stability once they…

Black in the Day….The MS Constitutional Convention of 1890 and the Disenfranchisement of Black Folks

  Reconstruction in Mississippi ended in 1875, and many white Mississippians were determined to remove blacks from politics. In the summer of 1890, specially elected delegates to a constitutional convention gathered in Jackson in today’s Old Capitol. All but one of the delegates were white. The topics at the convention were the regulation of railroads and levee construction in the flood-prone Delta region. But the hottest debates at the convention were literacy tests and poll taxes as requirements for voting. The tests, usually unfair, kept almost all black voters from…