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As Obama Nears 2 Million Deportations, WI Reps Join Families Calling on ICE to Stay Out of County Courthouses

(Click here to read the community letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Nearly 2 million people have been deported since Barack Obama took office – more than under any other President in history. In order to meet detention and deportation quotas, U.S.Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents based out of Milwaukee have been interrogating […]

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GOP Immigration Principles Do Not Address Crisis of Family Separation

Milwaukee, WI –  In response to the Republican principles for immigration reform released yesterday, below is a statement from Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera: The Republican Party can and must do more than what has been offered up by their document yesterday. The absence of concrete legislation means that it is open to interpretation as to […]

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Fifth Annual Racine Dr. King Day Celebration

Fifth Annual Racine Dr. King Day Celebration  Contact: Joe Shansky (414) 795-3380 / joe@vdlf.org On January 20th, marked the fifth annual Racine Dr. King Day Celebration, organized by the students of Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES), the student arm of Voces de la Frontera. Berenice Beltran, senior at Horlick High School and leader with Youth Empowered in […]

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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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Scott Walker Aide Tweets Aren’t As Offensive As His Own Anti-Immigrant Record

Contact: Joe Shansky, Voces de la Frontera (414) 795-3380 / joe@vdlf.org In response to yesterday’s firing of Scott Walker’s deputy finance director Taylor Palmisano, Voces executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz issued the following statement: “While it’s commendable that the Walker administration did the right thing by not allowing their representatives to get away with publicly disparaging and racist […]

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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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Wisconsin Joins National October 5th Actions Calling for Path to Citizenship and An End to Deportations

More than 100 events planned for Saturday across the country, including Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, and Green Bay On October 5th, immigrant families and organizations nationwide will escalate pressure on both President Obama and the Republican-led House, calling on the President to use his executive authority to end deportations  – and on Congressman Paul Ryan to introduce […]

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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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