Johnson writes bill to solve family separations

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

Organizers expect big turnouts Saturday for protests over Trump immigration policies

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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

AG Schimel: Immigration has little impact on Wisconsin

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

Johnson discusses plan to keep migrant families together

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NPR‘s Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Sen. Ron Johnson, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security committee, about the latest at the U.S.-Mexico border and the plan he’s proposed for keeping migrant families together.

What Mark Pocan saw in Texas

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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

Paul Ryan accuses Democrats of caring more about open borders than kids

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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

State Democrats slam Walker for sending National Guard to border

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