Voces de la Frontera organizer Cecilia Anguiano, 25, and her grandmother Luz Maria Hernandez, 75, were arrested today in Washington DC in the largest civil disobedience for immigration reform yet. Both are from Racine, and are calling on Rep. Paul Ryan to move his colleagues in Congress for an immigration vote this year. (Photo by […]
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104 Women, Including Racine Grandmother and Granddaughter, Arrested for Protesting House’s Inaction on Immigration Reform
Press contact: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331, email@example.com In response to Wisconsin representative Andre Jacque introducing a proposal to make English the official language in Wisconsin, Voces de la Frontera executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz issued the following statement: “Representative Jacque’s bill is an embarrassment to Wisconsin, and to a Republican party trying to mend its dismal relationship with […]
Wisconsin DREAMers Celebrate Anniversary of “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)” & Kick Off Statewide Tour for Humane Immigration Reform
While Congress is in recess and the President is on vacation, 44,000 immigrant families will be torn apart through deportation. August 15th marks one year since President Obama implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a mandate through executive order that allows DREAMers the opportunity to come out of the shadows and be free […]
Milwaukee joins nationwide protests against Senate “border surge” amendment (Milwaukee, WI) – The Senate’s immigration reform package was passed with the last-minute addition of a $47 billion “border surge” that would create one of the most costly and militarized border zones in the world over the next 10 years. At a news conference […]
Trayvon Martin’s murder was an opportunity for the country to reaffirm its principles to equal protection for all under the law. With a different verdict, this case should have marked a turning point for American’s racial justice system. Instead, it represents yet another failure of that system, which sided with racist vigilante-ism over the lives […]
On June 24th, the Senate voted 67-27 to advance the latest version of its federal immigration bill (S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Competitiveness, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013), which includes a dramatic increase in the militarization of the US-Mexico border.
Following an afternoon rally in which immigrant families from Wisconsin shared stories of separation and deportation and called on Senator Ron Johnson to support the federal immigration reform bill now headed to the US Senate, 18 US citizen allies of undocumented immigrants organized a peaceful civil disobedience action on the corner of Wisconsin Ave and Jefferson […]
May 1st, 2013. 11:AM
1) IMMIGRATION REFORM MUST INCLUDE A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP FOR ALL 11 MILLION A path to citizenship must be broad, simple, and affordable for the 11 million aspiring citizens in the US. Employment restrictions referenced in the principles introduced in the bi-partisan Senate plan threaten to exclude significant numbers of workers — such as day laborers, […]
More than twenty five hundred marchers headed to Downtown Milwaukee October 12 to deliver a giant protest ‘No Match’ letter to the Social Security Administration (SSA).