Labor Union Resolution
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Raking in the federal dollars and ignoring the damage done
Dodge County is raking in federal dollars holding undocumented immigrants awaiting deportation - and ignoring the damage being done to families when a parent is deported.
The county jail is one of the top locations in the Midwest for holding undocumented immigrants awaiting deportation. Since 2003, the facility has housed an average of 1,000 immigrant detainees a year, with most eventually deported to Mexico.
Jill Vonnahme, New Sanctuary Movement Co-ordinator with Voces de la Frontera told Radio WTAQ that her biggest concern is that although Homeland Security officials say most of the those being deported are guilty of serious crimes, that's not the case. She says of the 150 cases they’ve seen in the past year, there have been less than ten dangerous criminals.
Read the article on the WTAQ website.
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Myths & Facts
Myth: Immigrants come here to take welfare
Fact: Immigrants are significantly more likely to be in work than US citizens. Undocumented workers can access few benefits, but their taxes contribute to welfare for citizens and permanent residents.
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