Thousands of demonstrators marched through the streets of Waukesha on Tuesday to protest plans by the Waukesha County Sheriff”s Office to participate in a program that grants it authority to enforce federal immigration laws. The demonstration was organized by the Milwaukee immigration rights group Voces de la Frontera > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Immigrants rights group Voces de la Frontera has organized “A Day Without Latinos” march to be held today. This year, the group is focusing on Waukesha County and demanding that Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson and his department not partner with federal authorities on immigration enforcement. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Immigrants have long brought value to the American economy. But their value may increase as Wisconsin and the Midwest face the potential of a labor crunch. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel offers this in-depth look.
U.S. Senate candidate and state Sen. Leah Vukmir issued a statement Thursday in support of President Trump’s proclamation to send National Guard troops to secure the Mexican border: “We can no longer allow the never-ending inflow of criminal illegals and drugs to come into America to terrorize our communities.” > Urban Milwaukee
iAmerica Action, an immigration reform advocacy group, has launched new ad campaigns across the nation. In Wisconsin alone, they have put out ads in 27 districts targeting Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. > Badger Herald
Most voters in 9 of the 10 Trump states with Democratic senators up for reelection – including Wisconsin – support DACA protections for immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children, according to new Axios polls. It’s potentially significant because most Americans blame Republicans more than Democrats for not finding a solution to protect “Dreamers.”
Buba Jabbi has lived in the U.S. for over 20 years, and his wife, a Wisconsin Rapids native, is pregnant with their third child. But he is about to be deported to The Gambia, Africa. > Wisconsin Rapids Tribune