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IMMIGRANT COMMUNITY MEMBERS RESPOND TO ADMINISTRATIVE RELIEF

MILWAUKEE – In response to President Obama’s November 20th announcement that the White House will take executive action on immigration, Voces de la Frontera released the following statement:  “We welcome this historic step towards equality that comes as a result of the tireless efforts of community members,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera. “We know […]

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White House Immigration Relief Delay: Politics Over People

In response to the President’s announcement that he will again delay executive action on immigration, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, exective director of Voces de la Frontera, released the following: “Today’s news is a clear statement from Washington that once again, politics trumps the lives of people. Six years ago, President Obama was elected on a pledge to pass immigration […]

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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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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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2014 Annual Assembly (Asamblea Anual)

 Photo: Voces de la Frontera On January 25th, Voces de la Frontera held its Annual Assembly – a collective, democratic meeting for our members to determine our yearly agenda. At this meeting we planned our projects and priorities for this year. As the Obama administration approaches a heartbreaking two million deportations, immigrant families organized to […]

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Immigrant Women Call On Rep. Paul Ryan For Legislation

Mothers & Daughters Demand Ryan “Clear the Path to Citizenship” & Stop Record Deportations Three generations of the Anguiano family (from left: Sofia, Cecilia, and Luz Maria) risked arrest along with nine other women today at Paul Ryan’s office in Racine, acting in the name of their family in Mexico who have been waiting 17 […]

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Wisconsin Joins National October 5th Actions Calling for Path to Citizenship and An End to Deportations

More than 100 events planned for Saturday across the country, including Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, and Green Bay On October 5th, immigrant families and organizations nationwide will escalate pressure on both President Obama and the Republican-led House, calling on the President to use his executive authority to end deportations  – and on Congressman Paul Ryan to introduce […]

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104 Women, Including Racine Grandmother and Granddaughter, Arrested for Protesting House’s Inaction on Immigration Reform

Voces de la Frontera organizer Cecilia Anguiano, 25, and her grandmother Luz Maria Hernandez, 75, were arrested today in Washington DC in the largest civil disobedience for immigration reform yet.  Both are from Racine, and are calling on Rep. Paul Ryan to move his colleagues in Congress for an immigration vote this year.  (Photo by […]

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A Crossroads

Speech by executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz, delivered on September 2nd at Milwaukee’s Labor Day march & rally: “The fight for immigration reform is a fight about rights on the job.  It is about eliminating the threat of retaliation for reporting abuse, stolen wages, and dangerous working conditions.  It is about the right to organize with […]

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Wisconsin DREAMers Celebrate Anniversary of “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)” & Kick Off Statewide Tour for Humane Immigration Reform

While Congress is in recess and the President is on vacation, 44,000 immigrant families will be torn apart through deportation.  August 15th marks one year since President Obama implemented the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a mandate through executive order that allows DREAMers the opportunity to come out of the shadows and be free […]

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