Milwaukee families call for the release of loved ones at the local ICE office. (Joe Brusky Photography)
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Dozens of local families separated as ICE raids sweep the city
On Tuesday May 27th dozens of Milwaukeeans were taken from their homes and workplaces by local law enforcement, working in conjunction with Immigration Customs & Enforcement (ICE) officials.
“No family should have to endure this kind of harassment, ” says Silvia Juarez, whose cousin Epigmenio Martinez-Ruiz is now at the Dodge County detention center.
“The decision by the Obama administration to hold off on administrative relief is deplorable,” says Neumann-Ortiz.
“It’s a complete capitulation to conservatives that have been blocking reform for years, and demonstrates a fundamental disconnect with the plight and suffering of immigrant families. There’s no justification to delay on fixing a deportation machinery that is fueled by arbitrary quotas, xenophobia, and private prison profits. President Obama must act independently of the Congress to reform the very apparatus he helped institutionalize and grow.”