IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY MEMBERS RESPOND TO ADMINISTRATIVE RELIEF

MILWAUKEE – In response to President Obama’s November 20th announcement that the White House will take executive action on immigration, Voces de la Frontera released the following statement:

 “We welcome this historic step towards equality that comes as a result of the tireless efforts of community members,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera. “We know that millions of people will not be protected by this executive relief.  Our movement will build on this victory to keep fighting to stop deportations until all people in this country are treated equally.”

“I have been in this movement for many years, and though I am one of those who will not benefit, I am not defeated,” said long-time Voces member Guadalupe Romero, who has lived here since 1990. Although Ms. Romero’s grandchildren are U.S. citizens, she will not qualify because her children are Dreamers. “I will continue to fight for myself and all the people excluded from this relief.”

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