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Congress Should Reject Funding Bill that Builds More Walls & Separates More Families

  Thursday, February 14, 2019   MILWAUKEE – According to news reports, the House and Senate appear headed toward a vote on a funding bill that would, among other things, provide $1.375 billion to build 55 miles of border walls and increase the budget of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by over $500 million. Voces de la Frontera released […]

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Goodbye Nancy, welcome Natalia!

Some bittersweet news: we are sad to announce that after seven years with us, Operations Director Nancy Flores has left Voces de la Frontera. She will be serving as the Development Manager for the National Partnership for New Americans, where she will continue working towards the mission of advocating for immigrants’ rights. During her tenure, […]

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2019 Annual Meeting Success Despite Snow Storm

Despite the snow and record breaking low temperatures, over 150 Voces members attended our annual meeting at South Division High School on Saturday, January 19. After hearing from local community leaders and voting for the Voces board of directors, attendees split into smaller working groups to learn how to lobby legislators, organize their workplaces and […]

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Trump’s “Offer” is No Offer at All

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Harsh anti-immigrant proposal is not a serious effort at negotiation and only worsens harm for poor families, federal employees, immigrants & refugees MILWAUKEE – Late Monday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell published the text of a bill that he says he will put forward for a vote in the Senate later this […]

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Voces de la Frontera Condemns Trump’s Latest Anti-Immigrant Proposal

Saturday, January 19, 2019 MILWAUKEE – On Saturday, President Trump offered to extend temporary DACA protections for immigrant youth and TPS protections for refugee families in exchange for Congress agreeing to provide $5.7 billion to fund more walls along the US-Mexico border. Voces de la Frontera issued the following statement condemning the proposal: “This is […]

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Driver Licenses for All Toolkit

We are urging Governor-elect Evers and leadership in the Wisconsin state legislature to include provisions int he 2019 state budget to restore access to driver’s licenses for all regardless of immigration status, and to end the practice of suspending licenses solely due to inability to pay fines.  Restoring access to driver licenses for all in […]

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Racine Common Council Committee Advances Resolution Supporting Driver Licenses for All

  Friday, January 11, 2019   RACINE, WISCONSIN – On Thursday, the City of Racine Affirmative Action and Human Rights Commission unanimously approved an advisory resolution endorsing the restoration of access to driver license access to undocumented immigrants and those who have lost their licenses due to unpaid fines. A similar resolution was passed by […]

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Voces’ 2019 Annual Assembly is January 19th!

Join us for our Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday, January 19, 2018 at South Division High School (1515 W Lapham Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53204). We will hold elections for the Statewide Coordinating Committee and chart a course for 2019 through dialogue and strategic planning. We’ll plan strategy for our campaign to restore driver licenses and in-state […]

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Voces de la Frontera Responds to Trump’s Racist TV Address

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 MILWAUKEE – In response to the President’s lie-filled speech attacking immigrant communities, Voces de la Frontera issued the following statement: “All families have the right to seek safety and freedom,” said Alejandra Gonzalez, a student at Alverno College and member of Voces de la Frontera. “As a DACA recipient, I am grateful to […]

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Immigrant Families Celebrate Tony Evers’ Inauguration & Inclusion of Driver Licenses & Tuition Equity in Wisconsin Budget

Monday, January 7, 2019 Video here. Photos here.   MADISON, WISCONSIN – Over 150 members and supporters of Voces de la Frontera held a press conference and rallied at the Wisconsin Capitol on Monday to celebrate Governor Tony Evers’ inauguration and to show support for Governor Evers’ plan to include the restoration of driver licenses and in-state college tuition […]

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