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ALERT: Wisconsin Republicans to Hold Hearing on Anti-Immigrant Bill Tuesday

ALERT: Wisconsin Republicans to Hold Hearing on Anti-Immigrant Bill Tuesday Inspired by Donald Trump, Republicans are pushing forward a bill to make police and local officials to ask people about their immigration status   Republicans in Madison are holding a public hearing tomorrow, December 15th, at 9:30am in Room 400 Northeast of the Capitol on Trump-inspired anti-immigrant […]

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Governor Walker Stokes the Flames of Hatred for Refugees

Governor Walker Stokes the Flames of Hatred for Refugees  In the Middle East as in Central America, we must accept refugees forced to move by our own policies MILWAUKEE, WI – Yesterday, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker called on President Obama to not accept refugees from the Syrian Civil War into the United States, and further stated […]

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Join us for the 2015 “Día de Muertos” Gala with Congressman Luis Gutiérrez!

JOIN US FOR THIS YEAR’S GALA!  HONOR THE DEAD AND FIGHT FOR THE LIVING   YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS OUR KEYNOTE SPEAKER U.S. CONGRESSMAN LUIS GUTIÉRREZ    Come celebrate our accomplishments, recognize grassroots leaders, and continue the rich traditions of the Day of the Dead!    Individual tickets are $65 for member and $85 for non-members. You […]

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IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY MEMBERS RESPOND TO ADMINISTRATIVE RELIEF

MILWAUKEE – In response to President Obama’s November 20th announcement that the White House will take executive action on immigration, Voces de la Frontera released the following statement:  “We welcome this historic step towards equality that comes as a result of the tireless efforts of community members,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera. “We know […]

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White House Immigration Relief Delay: Politics Over People

In response to the President’s announcement that he will again delay executive action on immigration, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, exective director of Voces de la Frontera, released the following: “Today’s news is a clear statement from Washington that once again, politics trumps the lives of people. Six years ago, President Obama was elected on a pledge to pass immigration […]

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In Solidarity With Rasmea Odeh

The Board of Directors of Voces de la Frontera passed a resolution in solidarity with Rasmea Odeh, a Palestinian-American activist, educator, and community organizer who is currently being tried by an immigration court through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for immigration fraud.  DHS is seeking to strip her of her citizenship and deport her […]

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Voces/NAACP Statement On Supreme Court Voter ID Decision

In response to today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling, this joint statement was released by Voces de la Frontera and the Milwaukee branch of the NAACP:   “Today the majority of the State Supreme Court has betrayed their duty to protect the constitutional right to vote for Wisconsin’s most vulnerable citizens.  It has been said many times […]

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Statement: President Obama Has No Reason To Delay Executive Action

In reaction to President Obama’s June 30th immigration comments, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, issued the following statement: “Today for the first time, the President promised to act independently of a failed Congress to modernize our immigration policies through executive action.  He has no reason to wait, and every day that he […]

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As President Obama Announces Delay of Immigration Relief, Impact Hits Milwaukee

Milwaukee families call for the release of  loved ones at the local ICE office. (Joe Brusky Photography) Contact: Joe Shansky, Voces de la Frontera 414.795.3380, joe@vdlf.org Dozens of local families separated as ICE raids sweep the city  On Tuesday May 27th dozens of Milwaukeeans were taken from their homes and workplaces by local law enforcement, […]

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Senator Baldwin and Congresswoman Moore Demand End to Immigration Raids in Wisconsin Courthouses

May Day March to Stop Deportations, Milwaukee 5.1.14  (Courtesy: Joe Brusky Photography) U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: “No one should fear going to a courthouse.” After thousands of May Day marchers rallied at the Milwaukee County Courthouse yesterday to condemn federal immigration detentions at local courts across the state and country, head legislators are calling for an end […]

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