Archive | News RSS feed for this section

Wisconsin Immigrant Families Keep Fighting Despite Delay

Wisconsin Immigrant Families Keep Fighting Despite Delay Experts agree DAPA and DACA will ultimately be upheld, immigrant communities continue to prepare for implementation and organize to stop deportations ESPAÑOL ABAJO Today the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied the US Department of Justice’s request for an emergency stay in the anti-immigrant lawsuit, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

All Out for May First!

On Friday, May 1st, Voces will organize its 10th annual May Day Solidarity March.  We march: To defend administrative relief for immigrants For Immigration reform with a path to citizenship for all For the freedom to organize in the workplace For a living wage To defend our public schools The May Day marches have been among the […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Join us at this year’s Gala de Colores

Dear supporter,  I would like to extend a warm invitation  for you to Voces de la Frontera’s Gala de  Colores on Friday December 12 2014 at  the Hyatt Regency located at 333 W  Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53203.   There will be a VIP cocktail hour with our  Keynote speaker, Pulitzer Prize winning  journalist Jose Antonio […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

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 […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Statement: President Obama Has No Reason To Delay Executive Action

In reaction to President Obama’s June 30th immigration comments, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, issued the following statement: “Today for the first time, the President promised to act independently of a failed Congress to modernize our immigration policies through executive action.  He has no reason to wait, and every day that he […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Milwaukee ICE Raid Bond Fundraiser

Osvin Ayala, whose father Antonio was detained, at Milwaukee’s emergency rally in response to the May 27th raids. After posting bond, his father is out on bail, but still faces deportation proceedings.  DONATE HERE. *ESPAÑOL ABAJO* On Tuesday, May 27th 22 people were taken from their homes and workplaces during an immigration raid conducted in partnership with […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

As President Obama Announces Delay of Immigration Relief, Impact Hits Milwaukee

Milwaukee families call for the release of  loved ones at the local ICE office. (Joe Brusky Photography) Contact: Joe Shansky, Voces de la Frontera 414.795.3380, joe@vdlf.org 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, […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

Senator Baldwin and Congresswoman Moore Demand End to Immigration Raids in Wisconsin Courthouses

May Day March to Stop Deportations, Milwaukee 5.1.14  (Courtesy: Joe Brusky Photography) U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “No one should fear going to a courthouse.” After thousands of May Day marchers rallied at the Milwaukee County Courthouse yesterday to condemn federal immigration detentions at local courts across the state and country, head legislators are calling for an end […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }

State Supreme Court Must Protect Voting Rights For All

As the Wisconsin Supreme Court began hearing oral argument to the constitutionality of the Voter ID requirement in 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, issued the following statement:   “The State Supreme Court protects our constitutional right to vote, which drives our democracy. The arguments and facts presented before the court […]

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }