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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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State Supreme Court Must Protect Voting Rights For All

As the Wisconsin Supreme Court began hearing oral argument to the constitutionality of the Voter ID requirement in 2011 Wisconsin Act 23, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, issued the following statement:   “The State Supreme Court protects our constitutional right to vote, which drives our democracy. The arguments and facts presented before the court […]

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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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