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 Enforcmeent (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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