U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican Leah Vukmir skirmished on health care, abortion and the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh during their second debate of the campaign Saturday night. > Journal Sentinel
U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan will be meeting with officials from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement after 83 arrests were made in the state as part of a four-day operation last week. > Channel 3000
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has arrested 83 people over the course of a four-day operation, in 14 Wisconsin counties. Twenty of the arrests were made in Dane County and 15 in Milwaukee County. > Channel 3000
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson announced legislation Thursday to authorize the government to hold families who crossed the border illegally in detention while they await their deportation cases, moving to clean up the legal mess that led to family separations earlier this year. > Washington Times
For the first time in 20 years, House Speaker Paul Ryan will not be on the ballot for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, and candidate Bryan Steil is hoping to keep the seat in Republican hands. The Racine Journal Times met with Steil last week to talk about some of the issues.
As the election approaches, members of central Wisconsin’s Hmong community are becoming increasingly vocal about the issue of immigration and the risk some face of deportation to their ancestral homeland of Laos. > Wisconsin Public Radio
Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney says that Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers are stepping up their presence in the Madison area. When contacted weeks ago by an ICE officer recently assigned to Madison who asked for Mahoney’s participation in an immigration crackdown program, Mahoney said he told the agent, “I’m not interested.” > Cap Times