No doubt we’ll hear a lot about immigrants during the GOP convention in Milwaukee this week. Expect a lot of the usual xenophobic rhetoric. But don’t expect an acknowledgement of the role immigrants play in “America’s Dairyland.” It’s an open secret that across Wisconsin, industries like dairy rely on... Continue »
Several state legislatures are entertaining baseless election denial conspiracies, adding redundant rules against non-citizen voting to the November ballot. Dressed as democracy protections, these efforts instead seek to create a boogeyman around a problem that doesn’t exist. After a decade and millions of dollars spent searching for a problem,... Continue »
A Is For America podcast
*** * 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,... Continue »
Rally-goers discuss what's happening with DACA in the courts.
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
Immigrants resist Donald Trump policies by launching nationwide mobilization
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... Continue »
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... Continue »