Mississippi Gubernatorial Race Highlights a Jim Crow-Era Electoral ...

WNYC StudiosA tight gubernatorial race Mississippi ignites a conversation about the states electoral process.

November 6th 2019


Republican wins competitive race for Mississippi governor

PBS NewsHourSecond-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood in the hardest-fought Mississippi governor's race ...

November 6th 2019


Mississippi Republicans sweep governor, 6 statewide offices

wreg.comMississippi voters handed Republicans continued control of the governor's office and victories in six other statewide races, as they also decided a host of ...

November 6th 2019


Ag commish vows to keep 'Frankenmeat' out of Mississippi — unless ...

Jackson Clarion LedgerMississippi's agriculture commissioner Andy Gipson has already been sued over the state's new non-meat labeling law. Another lawsuit could be coming.

November 6th 2019


MPB : Mississippi Public Broadcasting

Mississippi Public Broadcasting (blog)Mississippi will have a new lieutenant governor and history was made in the race for attorney general in Tuesday's statewide election. MPB's Ashley Norwood ...

November 6th 2019


Some 300 Arrested In Mississippi Immigration Raids Have Been Released, Officials Say

NPRA day after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers arrested nearly 700 people in sweeping raids at several food-processing plants in Mississippi, officials said Thursday that nearly half of those detained had already been released. A total of 680 ...

August 9th 2019


This mother was detained by ICE in Mississippi. Now she is afraid

CNNMorton, Mississippi (CNN) An undocumented immigrant who was detained Wednesday in immigration sweeps in Mississippi said she is exhausted from the ordeal and is deciding what to do next after her release. Cynthia was among the nearly 700 ...

August 9th 2019


What we know about the 5 companies targeted in the ICE raids in Mississippi

Washington PostOn Wednesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers swept through agricultural processing plants in Mississippi, capping a year-long investigation. Though billed as the largest single-state workplace enforcement action in U.S. history, it was ...

August 9th 2019


ICE Raids in Mississippi Leave Fear and Uncertainty in Their Wake

The New York TimesCANTON, Miss. — There were scores of cars and trucks at the trailer park near this small town's chicken processing plant on Thursday afternoon, the day after federal immigration authorities swept across Mississippi and apprehended hundreds of immigrants ...

August 9th 2019


With 680 undocumented immigrants arrested across Mississippi, one mayor asks 'What happens to the children?'

CNN(CNN) It was the first day of school in Morton, Mississippi, Wednesday, and many undocumented parents and their children went together to the first morning drop off, said Elizabeth Iraheta. By the end of the day, some of those children were all alone, she said.

August 9th 2019


Koch Foods Confirms Morton, Mississippi Facility Raided by ICE Agents

Business Wire (press release)Koch Foods is cooperating with the government's ongoing investigation. Koch is diligent about its compliance with state and federal employment eligibility laws including being an early adopter of the government's own E-Verify program which screens new ...

August 8th 2019


Immigration raid to cost Koch Foods 'millions'

Crain's Chicago BusinessThe immigration raid that swept through a Koch Foods plant yesterday left the company with some workers in federal custody, thousands of half-butchered chickens, and likely will cost “millions” before business returns to normal, said a poultry industry ...

August 8th 2019


Dozens Released After Massive Immigration Raid At Mississippi Food Processing Plants

TIME(JACKSON, Miss.) — Dozens of immigrant workers have been released a day after being detained in the largest immigration raid in a decade in the United States. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officials say 680 people were arrested in Wednesday's ...

August 8th 2019


Large ICE Raids In Mississippi

NPRAt a press conference yesterday, Mike Hurst, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi, said this about the operation. (SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING). MIKE HURST: But while we do welcome folks from other countries, they have to follow ...

August 8th 2019