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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 […]

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“THE INTERROGATION WAS ILLEGAL”: ICE RAIDS IN COUNTY COURTHOUSES

     Angela España with her two US citizen children.  Angela was detained and placed in deportation proceedings after she came to the Milwaukee County Courthouse to support her mother, who had a hearing that day. (Photo: Voces de la Frontera) _________________ According to multiple community members and media reports, federal immigration officials in plain clothes […]

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Immigrant Families Ramp Up Calls On the President for Executive Action

    Voces members rallied outside of President Obama’s recent Wisconsin visit calling on the President for executive action to stop deportations. Milwaukee, WI — In response to the 2014 State of the Union address, Voces executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz issued the following statement: “We applaud President Obama’s proposed minimum wage hike in the fight […]

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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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