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Tony Evers Will Include Restoring Driver Licenses & In-State Tuition for Immigrant Families in 2019-2021 Wisconsin Budget

Wednesday, January 2, 2019    MADISON, WISCONSIN – In an interview published on Wednesday, Wisconsin Governor-elect Tony Evers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he planned to include provisions restoring access to driver licenses and in-state college tuition for Wisconsin immigrant families in his proposed 2019-2021 state budget. Voces de la Frontera issued the following response:  […]

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VDLF Condemns House-Passed Temporary Spending Bill

Friday, December 21st, 2018 | Contact: Jasmine Gonzalez, 414-643-1620, jasmine@vdlf.org Voces de la Frontera strongly condemns the efforts of the Trump Administration to use the threat of a government shutdown to secure over $5 billion for a border wall as part of a short-term national budget bill. “Trump’s wall is nothing more than a monument […]

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Join the Driver Licenses for All Coalition

The Driver Licenses for All campaign is supported by a coalition of local businesses, community based organizations, youth groups, unions, and churches that support the restoration of access to driver’s licenses for Wisconsin residents. We are urging Governor Evers and leadership in the Wisconsin state legislature to pass legislation restoring access to driver’s licenses for […]

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On Election Day, 350+ High School Students Will Canvass to Get Out the Vote in Paul Ryan’s District

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 | FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elliott Magers, elliott@vdlf.org, 317-997-3558 Sam Singleton-Freeman, sfreeman@vdlf.org, 414-469-9206           Who: Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES), the youth arm of Voces de la Frontera. 350+ students, parents, teachers and community leaders from Racine and Milwaukee-area high schools. What: Voces de la Frontera and YES’s 2018 Get […]

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BREAKING: ICE Separates Dozens of Families Across Wisconsin

Saturday, September 22, 2018   Madison, WI — On Friday and Saturday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested dozens of people in their homes and workplaces across Wisconsin, terrorizing immigrant communities from Wausau to Milwaukee. As of Saturday afternoon, organizers have confirmed that ICE arrested at least 9 people in the Madison area, and at least one person […]

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Racine Leaders Condemn Sheriff Schmaling’s Attacks on Latinos & Immigrants

Monday, August 27th, 2018 | Contact: Sam Singleton-Freeman, 414-469-9206, sfreeman@vdlf.org  Racine, WI — On Monday, in response to ongoing protests against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests in Racine, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling released a disturbing statement defending his office’s collaboration in deportations and the separation of immigrant families through compliance with warrantless ICE detainer requests. In a move […]

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More of the Same: Milwaukee Sheriff’s New ICE Collaboration Policy Still Separates Families

  Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 | Contact: Sam Singleton-Freeman, 414-469-9206, sfreeman@vdlf.org Milwaukee, WI — On Tuesday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office announced in a letter that they will no longer be honoring Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests, which the Trump Administration has used to separate hundreds of Milwaukee immigrant families. Instead, Acting Sheriff Richard […]

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ICE is Threatening to Separate this Wisconsin Domestic Violence Survivor from Her Children

On Monday, July 9th, Maria Portugal’s lawyer called to tell her that if her estranged husband did not turn himself in to ICE, then ICE would detain her and separate her from her 5 children. Maria and her husband have been separated for over a year. ICE threatened María despite the fact that she has a […]

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Wisconsinites Shut Down Highway Near Trump Fundraiser to Protest Family Separation & Imprisonment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Thursday, June 28th, 2018 Photos here. Video here and here.   Milwaukee – On Thursday, hundreds of people marched and blocked streets around a fundraiser Donald Trump held for Wisconsin Republicans in protest of Trump’s plans to intern tens of thousands of immigrant families in border camps. Marchers called for ICE and Customs and Border Patrol […]

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Wisconsin Rallies to Stop the Indefinite Imprisonment of Families & Abolish ICE

  Milwaukee – On Thursday, June 21st, hundreds of immigrant community members and supporters rallied outside the Milwaukee office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to protest President Trump’s Executive Order from Wednesday ordering the indefinite imprisonment of families in internment camps and to call for the abolition of ICE. Photos of the rally here. Video […]

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