Catholic Charities to offer ‘know your rights’ workshops

The Migrant Resource Center run by Catholic Charities of Jackson is sponsoring a series of “know your rights” workshops across the state. Nancy Sanchez, a cultural specialist for the center, said many people don’t know they have rights when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers knock on their doors.
“They have the right to remain silent. They have the right not to open the door. They have the right to talk to a lawyer,” said Sanchez. She hopes the information will ease some of the anxiety families are experiencing.
An attorney will also be on hand at the workshops to offer legal assistance to attendees who may be eligible for immigration aid. “Part of the purpose of these workshops is to see if someone qualifies for relief because of domestic violence or if they have been the victim of a crime or if they have a family member in need and we can petition for them,” explained Sanchez.

March 12 – 10:00 am to 4 pm  – St. James Church – 785 Lakeshire Dr., Tupelo 38804

March 26 – 12:30 pm to 4 pm – Sacred Heart Church – 238 E. Center St. Canton 39046

April 2 – 1:30 pm to 4 pm – St. Therese Church – 309 W. McDowell Rd. Jackson 39204