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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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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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