Wisconsin ‘dreamers’ to demonstrate outside Paul Ryan speech in New York

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House Speaker Paul Ryan is due to speak Thursday night at the prestigious Al Smith Dinner in New York, and six Wisconsin “Dreamers” plan to demonstrate outside the venue. The Wisconsin youth are members of Voces de la Frontera’s student group Youth Empowered in the Struggle. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Opponents flood Wisconsin ‘sanctuary cities’ hearing

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Hundreds of people flooded the Wisconsin Capitol Thursday to oppose legislation targeting “sanctuary cities,” as state Republicans align with President Trump’s attempts to crack down on local laws aimed at protecting immigrants who are illegally living in the U.S. > Associated Press

Hearing Thursday for Wisconsin bill targeting immigrants, sanctuary cities

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A proposal targeting Wisconsin sanctuary cities that offer protections for immigrants living in the country illegally is up for a public hearing in the Legislature. Introduced by Republican Sen. Steve Nass, the proposal will receive a public hearing Thursday. > FOX 11 Green Bay

Dane County exec: We stand with our immigrants

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi: “To our immigrant community, I want to be clear: We do not agree with actions by our federal government to eliminate of DACA or step up efforts aimed at mass deportation. In Dane County we welcome you, respect you, and stand with you, and will assist you during these challenging times.”

Wisconsin immigrant advocates push for pressure on Paul Ryan, ‘clean’ Dream Act

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Wisconsin activists said Wednesday they won’t stand for compromise on DACA, insisting Wisconsinites put pressure on Paul Ryan for “clean” legislation that allows Dreamers to stay without any border security add-ons. “We’re not willing to trade DACAs for their parents, DACAs for their siblings, DACAs for the wall,” said Madison Mayor Paul Soglin. > Cap Times

‘It’s devastating for us’: immigration advocates point to the negatives of ending DACA

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Several immigration advocates spoke out on the Sunday shows “UpFront with Mike Gousha” and “Capital City Sunday,” arguing that ending DACA would lead to negative personal and economic consequences not just for the program’s recipients, but the wider Latino community and the nation. > Cap Times