Reality Tour 2007

In July 2007, Voces de la Frontera undertook ‘Reality Tour’ events across ten Wisconsin cities. Hundreds attended and heard powerful testimony from those caught up in the nation’s broken immigration system, combined with an accessible look at where the problems come from and why federal action is urgently needed to fix it.

These video testimonies capture the spirit of the tour…
La Crosse Sunday, July 8, 2007 – Dr. Jeff Thompson and farmer John Rosenow discuss how immigration has affected their lives and businesses

Madison, Monday, July 9, 2007 – Legal immigrant Tomas Contreras discusses his three-month detainment upon returning to the U.S. after visiting family in Mexico.

Beloit, Monday, July 9, 2007 – Samantha Jimenez describes her mother’s deportation, and the effects of U.S. immigration policies on the children of undocumented workers and deportees.

Whitewater, Tuesday, July 9, 2007 – Undocumented worker Luz Huitron discusses the raid of Star Packaging in Whitewater, WI. Luz now faces deportation

Sheboygan, Tuesday, July 9, 2007 – Rev. Jorge Luis Mayorga Solis and Veronica Castro discuss the flaws of immigration laws, and what a community can do to help.

Ana Martinez recounts her acceptance and subsequent expulsion from Marquette University because of her pending legal status. She also speaks about the relationship that she hoped offered a way forward but which ended in abuse.

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