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White House Immigration Relief Delay: Politics Over People

In response to the President’s announcement that he will again delay executive action on immigration, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, exective director of Voces de la Frontera, released the following: “Today’s news is a clear statement from Washington that once again, politics trumps the lives of people. Six years ago, President Obama was elected on a pledge to pass immigration […]

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AS OBAMA NEARS 2 MILLION DEPORTATIONS, WI REPS JOIN FAMILIES CALLING ON ICE TO STAY OUT OF COUNTY COURTHOUSES

WHO:  Immigrant families, faith leaders, students, elected officials, and community members WHAT: Press Conference and rally calling for the removal of federal immigration officials from county courthouses WHERE: Milwaukee ICE office 310 E. Knapp Street.  Milwaukee, WI  53202 WHEN: Monday February 24th 3:30 pm ​Nearly 2 million people have been deported since Barack Obama took office – more than […]

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GOP Immigration Principles Do Not Address Crisis of Family Separation

Milwaukee, WI –  In response to the Republican principles for immigration reform released yesterday, below is a statement from Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera: The Republican Party can and must do more than what has been offered up by their document yesterday. The absence of concrete legislation means that it is open to interpretation as to […]

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Immigrant Families Ramp Up Calls On the President for Executive Action

In response to the January 28th State of the Union address, Voces executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz issued the following statement: “We applaud President Obama’s proposed minimum wage hike in the fight against income inequality, and for economic justice for the working poor.  His action shows that President Obama can use executive orders such as that one […]

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Families Hopeful As Federal Immigration Bill Moves Forward to US Senate

The following is a statement from executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz, on the Senate Judiciary Committee passing the “Gang of 8” immigration bill onto the Senate, with a bipartisan vote of 13-5 after several amendment hearings: “Yesterday represents important momentum in the legislative process to create a path to citizenship for millions of New Americans. It is […]

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Palermo’s Pizza Workers Mark Year’s End with Renewed Call for Union Recognition, Vow to Escalate National Boycott

MILWAUKEE- To mark the holiday season, striking Palermo’s Pizza workers and their families rallied today to give thanks for the community support they have received in their struggle, sang Palermo’s-related Christmas carols, and sent a message of hope for the New Year.  At the rally, held outside of the Palermo production facility, workers celebrated their […]

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BREAKING: NLRB Issues Decision Upholding Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against Palermo Villa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331 The following is a statement from the Palermo Workers Union in response to today’s decision by the National Labor Relations Board: “We are glad that today the Milwaukee regional office of the NLRB announced a decision finding that Palermo Villa, Inc. violated federal labor law.  Palermo’s treatment of its […]

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