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Immigrant Families & Broad Coalition Fill the Capitol to Restore Driver Licenses for All

MADISON, WISCONSIN – On Thursday, hundreds of immigrant families and supporters from throughout Wisconsin visited legislators to urge support for restoring driver licenses for immigrants and low-income people in Wisconsin. Participants came from over 11 cities, including Madison, Waukesha, Racine, Kenosha, Wautoma, Wisconsin Dells, Green Bay, Appleton, Lake Geneva, Arcadia, and Milwaukee. Participants visited the office […]

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Join us on March 14 in Madison! Reserve your seats on our bus today!

ESPAÑOL ABAJO Join us to urge lawmakers to support restoring driver’s licenses for immigrants and low-income people in Wisconsin! We’ll gather at 10am at Bethel Lutheran Church, 312 Wisconsin Ave in Madison, just down the street from the Capitol. We’ll conduct a lobby training and divide up into teams based on geography to go visit legislators.  After […]

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Following Sheriff Lucas’ Reforms, ICE’s Threats Will Not Intimidate Milwaukee

Thursday, February 28, 2019 MILWAUKEE – In response to Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas’ announcement on Wednesday that his agency will no longer share information with or hand people over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in absence of a judge’s warrant, ICE declared that they would “continue to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods […]

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Sheriff Lucas Keeps His Promise to Improve Public Safety & Protect Immigrant Rights

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 MILWAUKEE – On Tuesday, Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell Lucas released a statement announcing that “absent a judicial warrant, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office is not sharing information with ICE regarding persons detained in the Milwaukee County Jail.” On Wednesday, Sheriff Lucas held a press conference to further discuss this and other reforms. […]

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White Nationalist Authoritarianism is the Emergency

Friday, February 15, 2019 MILWAUKEE – On Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency in a bid to spend billions of dollars not authorized by Congress to build more walls along the US-Mexico border. Trump’s declaration follows Congress’ explicit refusal to fully fund his efforts to build a border wall. Voces de la Frontera issued the following […]

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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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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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