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BREAKING: GOP Legislature Held Secret Meetings, Solicited Unlawful Agreements While Mapping New Voting Districts

PRESS CONTACT:  JOE SHANSKY (414) 218-3331 Voces de la Frontera attorneys discover violations of Open Meetings law, Wisconsin Constitution in efforts to hide state redistricting process Attorneys for Voces de la Frontera have discovered that employees of Republican legislative leaders, working under the direction of an attorney paid by Wisconsin taxpayers, engaged in secret, unlawful […]

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The ARMS Act: GOP Offers Immigrant Youth as Cheap Labor and Cannon Fodder

PRESS CONTACT: JOE SHANSKY 414-218-3331 Last week Rep. David Rivera (R-FL) introduced the ARMS Act, H.R. 3823, in the House of Representatives. The bill is a diluted version of the DREAM Act, and would allow certain undocumented youth to attain legal status through military service. The undiluted version of the DREAM Act offers youth both […]

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“Family Unity Waiver” A Step Towards Humane Immigration Reform

Voces de la Frontera is joining national immigration leaders and legal experts in applauding the recent announcement by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) of a key change in the immigration process. The new regulation, announced in a notice in the Federal Register, will allow certain family visa applicants to file their applications waivers in the […]

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Voces, NAACP, and Community Members File Lawsuit to Overturn Photo ID

Earlier today Voces de la Frontera and the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP filed a lawsuit today in Dane County Wisconsin Circuit Court challenging Wisconsin’s Photo ID Law.  The lawsuit, which can be found here, asks the court to declare the law unconstitutional because it violates the right to vote under the Article III, Section […]

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Milwaukee Community Holds Historic Action on North Ave Bridge

“Get On the Bridge” joins global actions to demand jobs– not cuts MILWAUKEE- Against the backdrop of an increasingly unsustainable economic crisis, and braving freezing temperatures, hundreds of Wisconsinites demonstrated on the North Avenue Bridge overlooking I-43 early Thursday evening. The event followed in the tradition of Milwaukee’s historic civil rights actions. The diverse coalition […]

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Extremist Sen. Russell Pearce Kicked Out of Office in Historic Arizona Recall Election

Voter rejection of SB-1070 architect is seen as referendum on unpopular racial-profiling bill Last night, Tea Party Senator Russell Pearce of Arizona lost his seat in a recall election to Republican Jerry Lewis (53-45).  Pearce is the driving force behind SB-1070, the controversial anti-immigrant bill requiring police to demand papers from anyone they suspect may […]

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