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Listen to the “A is for America” Podcast with Christine Neumann-Ortiz from Voces de la Frontera

*** * On this week’s episode of our podcast “A is for America”, we spoke with Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This week, Voces de la Frontera Action won a major victory with the election of Earnell Lucas, Milwaukee’s new sheriff, who stood against the anti-immigrant enforcement … Continue reading »

Earnell Lucas’ Victory in the Milwaukee County Sheriff Race Is a Big Win for the Immigrant Community

On Tuesday, Earnell Lucas defeated Richard Schmidt in the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s election to replace David A. Clarke Jr., who resigned as Milwaukee County sheriff last year to become a senior advisor to the pro-Donald Trump America First Action Super PAC. Schmidt was Clarke’s longtime assistant Acting Sheriff, and the race quickly became a referendum … Continue reading »

Over 10,000 Strike and March in Wisconsin to Demand Waukesha Sheriff Severson Reject 287g

During the “Day without Latinxs & Immigrants,” thousands of workers struck and thousands of students were absent from school Over 100 businesses closed during the march (partial list here)  Photos here Video here Over ten thousand people marched in Waukesha today as part of a Day Without Latinxs & Immigrants statewide general strike. Marchers demanded Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson not … Continue reading »

Immigrant Students in Wisconsin Stage Hunger Strike for DACA

In Wisconsin today, DACA recipients who are constituents of Speaker Paul Ryan launched a hunger strike in support of DACA and the Dream Act. The hunger strike is led by the advocacy group Voces de la Frontera and their student arm, Youth Empowered in the Struggle. The group will occupy Monument Square in Racine, Wisconsin, … Continue reading »

DACA Works – Why Protections and Opportunities for Dreamers are Good for Wisconsin and America

Madison, WI – The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is an unqualified success, providing new opportunities and futures for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who live, study, and work in America, including more than 7,500 in Wisconsin. Each DACA recipient has come forward, passed a background check and been granted permission to live and work legally in America. As a result, … Continue reading »

Thousands On Strike In Wisconsin For A “Day Without Latinos”

Thousands of Latinos, immigrants, refugees and their allies marched the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin yesterday in a “Day Without Latinos” action. Hundreds of businessowners closed their doors and many others skipped work to march in protest of the anti-immigrant policies of Donald Trump and Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, a top Trump ally. According to Huffington … Continue reading »

Join the January 14th Nationwide Mobilization To Protect Immigrants and Refugees

As part of a growing wave of resistance against Donald Trump, immigrants and their allies are planning a mass mobilization across twenty states to oppose his racist and anti-immigrant policies. Scheduled for January 14, 2017, just days before Donald Trump’s is sworn in as our nation’s next president; immigration advocates will engage local communities at … Continue reading »

Wisconsin Latino Voters Back Clinton Over Trump By 87-10% Margin

Below are key candidate questions for the Wisconsin-specific Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HEREstarting tomorrow.  In Wisconsin, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 87-10% margin. Nationwide, Latino voters … Continue reading »

As Ryan Campaigns With Trump, Wisconsin DREAMers and Immigrant Voters Fight Back

As Speaker of the House Paul Ryan joins the campaign trail with Donald Trump, a man who has promised to round up 11 million immigrants; ban all Muslims from admission into the U.S.; revoke birthright citizenship from 4.5 million citizens;” and roundup Syrian refugees already resettled, this Saturday in Wisconsin, immigrant youth, DREAMers, and allies will canvass across Wisconsin to remind their neighbors … Continue reading »

In Wisconsin, Advocates Have Been Busy Preparing Immigrant Families For DAPA

Immigration advocates, Voces de la Frontera, have been working to prepare for the DAPA decision through their successful “Faces of DAPA and DACA” exhibit and May Day March for Immigrants, Students, and Workers Rights in Milwaukee. In the next couple weeks, they have further plans to hold a community forum to prepare for DAPA and … Continue reading »