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2014 Annual Assembly (Asamblea Anual)

 Photo: Voces de la Frontera On January 25th, Voces de la Frontera held its Annual Assembly – a collective, democratic meeting for our members to determine our yearly agenda. At this meeting we planned our projects and priorities for this year. As the Obama administration approaches a heartbreaking two million deportations, immigrant families organized to […]

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Immigrant Women Call On Rep. Paul Ryan For Legislation

Mothers & Daughters Demand Ryan “Clear the Path to Citizenship” & Stop Record Deportations Three generations of the Anguiano family (from left: Sofia, Cecilia, and Luz Maria) risked arrest along with nine other women today at Paul Ryan’s office in Racine, acting in the name of their family in Mexico who have been waiting 17 […]

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Outpost Natural Foods Pulls Controversial Palermo’s Pizza from Store Shelves, Adopts New “Vendor Code of Conduct”

Outpost Natural Foods announced today on its website that it will no longer carry any Palermo’s Pizza product at all three of its Milwaukee locations, joining a growing list of grocers and other vendors that have discontinued sales of the controversial frozen pizza brand after continuous worker safety violations. “We commend Outpost Natural Foods for finally […]

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104 Women, Including Racine Grandmother and Granddaughter, Arrested for Protesting House’s Inaction on Immigration Reform

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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Statement on Rep. Jacque’s Proposed “English-only” Legislation

Press contact: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331, joe@vdlf.org 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 […]

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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 […]

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Americans Rally Against Border Militarization In Immigration Reform

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 […]

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In Solidarity With Trayvon Martin’s Family

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 […]

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Senate Moves Immigration Bill Forward By Needlessly Attacking Border Communities

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.

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Photos from Rally for Family Unity & Legalization

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 […]

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