Wisconsin is not among the 17 states known to host facilities where the federal government detains migrant children. The state does, however, have two facilities where U.S. ICE holds adult detainees: the Kenosha County and Dodge County Detention Centers. WisContext lays out how each fits into broader federal immigration policy and practices.
Twenty-one Wisconsin cities are expecting protesters to show up in big numbers Saturday to rail against President Trump’s immigration policies, most notably the “zero tolerance” order that led to border-crossing children being separated from their parents. Hundreds of “Families Belong Together” rallies are set for Saturday in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. > Appleton Post Crescent
Attorney General Brad Schimel says immigration is a federal issue and has a minimal impact on Wisconsin. Schimel made the remarks in MadisonThursday when a luncheon moderator asked him whether he has any interest in joining states that have sued to block President Trump’s policy of separating families that cross the border illegally. > FOX 6 Milwaukee
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan says he never thought his opinion of President Donald Trump could be any lower. Then he toured the detention centers where immigrant children have been taken away from their parents and held in cages. > Isthmus
Speaker Paul Ryan suggested this week that Democrats don’t care that much about the plight of immigrant families at the border, taking a page straight from the playbook of President Donald Trump. > HuffPost
Democrats in Wisconsin slammed Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday for failing to address the issue of families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Walker’s press secretary responded: “The policy related to individuals seeking asylum is a federal policy, and those with concerns should contact their federal lawmakers.” > Washington Times
New York, Colorado, and Massachusetts on Tuesday canceled agreements to send National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border in protest against the Trump administration’s policy of separating undocumented migrant children from their parents. > THE WEEK