Racine Leaders Condemn Sheriff Schmaling’s Attacks on Latinos & Immigrants

Monday, August 27th, 2018 | Contact: Sam Singleton-Freeman, 414-469-9206, sfreeman@vdlf.org  Racine, WI — On Monday, in response to ongoing protests against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests in Racine, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling released a disturbing statement defending his office’s collaboration in deportations and the separation of immigrant families through compliance with warrantless ICE detainer requests. In a move […]

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More of the Same: Milwaukee Sheriff’s New ICE Collaboration Policy Still Separates Families

  Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 | Contact: Sam Singleton-Freeman, 414-469-9206, sfreeman@vdlf.org Milwaukee, WI — On Tuesday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office announced in a letter that they will no longer be honoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests, which the Trump Administration has used to separate hundreds of Milwaukee immigrant families. Instead, Acting Sheriff Richard […]

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ICE is Threatening to Separate this Wisconsin Domestic Violence Survivor from Her Children

On Monday, July 9th, Maria Portugal’s lawyer called to tell her that if her estranged husband did not turn himself in to ICE, then ICE would detain her and separate her from her 5 children. Maria and her husband have been separated for over a year. ICE threatened María despite the fact that she has a […]

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Wisconsinites Shut Down Highway Near Trump Fundraiser to Protest Family Separation & Imprisonment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Thursday, June 28th, 2018 Photos here. Video here and here.   Milwaukee – On Thursday, hundreds of people marched and blocked streets around a fundraiser Donald Trump held for Wisconsin Republicans in protest of Trump’s plans to intern tens of thousands of immigrant families in border camps. Marchers called for ICE and Customs and Border Patrol […]

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Wisconsin Rallies to Stop the Indefinite Imprisonment of Families & Abolish ICE

  Milwaukee – On Thursday, June 21st, hundreds of immigrant community members and supporters rallied outside the Milwaukee office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to protest President Trump’s Executive Order from Wednesday ordering the indefinite imprisonment of families in internment camps and to call for the abolition of ICE. Photos of the rally here. Video […]

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Wisconsin Rallies Against Trump’s Order to Indefinitely Imprison Families in Internment Camps

Families seeking safety in the United States must be protected and supported, not separated or imprisoned. Milwaukee – On Wednesday, President Trump announced he would sign an executive order to indefinitely imprison immigrant families together along the border. On Thursday, June 21st, Voces de la Frontera and dozens of community organizations will hold a protest […]

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Sign the Petition: Demand Scott Walker reverse his decision to send Wisconsin National Guard to help Trump imprison families in internment camps!

On Monday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker sent National Guard troops to the US-Mexico border to help implement President Trump’s “zero tolerance” anti-immigrant policy, first by separating and now by imprisoning immigrant families in internment camps. Scroll down to sign the petition, send an email to Governor Walker, and then call him at 608-266-1212 to demand he reverse his […]

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Walker Sends National Guard to Border to Help Trump Rip Children from Their Families

Wisconsin National Guard troops are following Governor Scott Walker’s directive to deploy to the US-Mexico border starting today. Massachusetts Republican Governor Charlie Baker has recalled the Massachusetts National Guard from border deployment, but Walker stays the course Milwaukee – On Monday, the Wisconsin National Guard announced they had deployed troops to the US-Mexico border, in accordance […]

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Sign the Petition to ICE to #FreeFranco!

On Monday, June 11th, Franco Ferreyra was detained during a check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Milwaukee. Franco is a father of 4 who has lived in Wisconsin since 2001, when he was 13. He graduated from Waukesha South High School and works as a waiter at a Waukesha restaurant, and attends St. Joseph […]

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Sign up for Freedom School 2018!

YES Freedom School is a summer-long, weekly program designed to educate YES leaders on different issues pertaining to organizing and political education, in order to develop their personal skills as leaders and advance social justice in their schools. YES Freedom School focuses on developing students into leaders, as well as placing their understanding of organizing […]

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