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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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Senator Johnson Turns His Back on Wisconsin Families with Vote Against Immigration Reform

Today, Senator Johnson sided with a minority of Senators in opposing the historic passage of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S. 744).  The bill cleared the Senate with a bipartisan majority of 68-32.

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Families Hopeful As Federal Immigration Bill Moves Forward to US Senate

The following is a statement from executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz, on the Senate Judiciary Committee passing the “Gang of 8” immigration bill onto the Senate, with a bipartisan vote of 13-5 after several amendment hearings: “Yesterday represents important momentum in the legislative process to create a path to citizenship for millions of New Americans. It is […]

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NLRB Appeal Decision Allows Palermo Villa to Game a Broken Immigration System

The following is a response to the NLRB decision yesterday, denying our appeal of one portion of the regional director’s November ruling that pertains to the misuse of an ICE audit as a tool of retaliation against Palermo Villa employees organizing in the workplace: “Despite this one ruling, the fact remains that Palermo violated serious […]

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200 Immigrant Families from Wisconsin to Travel to Washington for National Immigration Reform March

Press Contact: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331, joe@vdlf.org Twitter: #A10, #timeisnow 200 Immigrant Families from Wisconsin to Travel to Washington for National Immigration Reform March Supporters Call for a Fair Path to Citizenship for 11 Million; Demand Congressional Action   This evening, bus riders representing 200 Wisconsin families will depart for Washington, D.C. to take part in the national […]

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Wisconsin Immigrants Kick Off National Bus Tour in Milwaukee to Demand Path to Citizenship

Wisconsin immigrants will be boarding a bus today in Milwaukee to kick off the Midwest leg of the 19-state “Keeping Families Together” national bus tour. The bus riders will call on policymakers to include a path to citizenship in immigration reform legislation.

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The Path to Citizenship Starts With An End to the Deportations

In response to both the President’s speech on Tuesday and the bi-partisan Senate framework for immigration reform, Voces executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz issued the following statement:

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Palermo’s Pizza Workers Mark Year’s End with Renewed Call for Union Recognition, Vow to Escalate National Boycott

MILWAUKEE- To mark the holiday season, striking Palermo’s Pizza workers and their families rallied today to give thanks for the community support they have received in their struggle, sang Palermo’s-related Christmas carols, and sent a message of hope for the New Year.  At the rally, held outside of the Palermo production facility, workers celebrated their […]

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BREAKING: NLRB Issues Decision Upholding Unfair Labor Practice Charges Against Palermo Villa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Joe Shansky (414) 218-3331 The following is a statement from the Palermo Workers Union in response to today’s decision by the National Labor Relations Board: “We are glad that today the Milwaukee regional office of the NLRB announced a decision finding that Palermo Villa, Inc. violated federal labor law.  Palermo’s treatment of its […]

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Unprecedented Latino Voter Participation Leads to Post-Election Rallies Calling for Federal Immigration Reform

(MILWAUKEE)— After turning out an unprecedented number of Latino voters for the 2012 elections, today Voces de la Fronterawill join a coalition of the largest and most powerful grassroots immigrant rights groups in the country holding vigils and rallies calling for humane immigration reform from re-elected President Obama and the US Congress. Over the last four years, over one million people […]

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