May Day demonstration in Waukesha attracts thousands in protest of immigration enforcement

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

Waukesha to see ‘A Day Without Latinos’ march today


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

Wisconsin high court sides with AG in letting dairy farm case be heard in Waukesha, not Madison


The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that the DNR could select an appeals court in conservative Waukesha over an appellate court in  Madison in a closely watched case involving the expansion of a large dairy farm. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Waukesha County gets preliminary approval to enforce immigration, while Milwaukee County’s request is denied


An advisory panel Tuesday recommended approval of Waukesha County’s application to participate in a controversial federal immigration law enforcement program, which can turn sheriff deputies into ICE agents. But the same panel rejected former Sheriff David Clarke’s similar request for Milwaukee County. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Wisconsin Public Radio

Protesters call to prevent Waukesha deputies from acting as ICE agents


Hundreds of protesters joined Voces De La Frontera to gather outside Gov. Scott Walker’s event to announce his re-election bid. Many called on the Waukesha County Sheriff to not allow deputies to act as immigration agents because they are scared for what it could mean to Hispanics in the area. > WDJT Milwaukee

Waukesha sheriff seeks to have deputies become part of Trump’s immigration force


The ACLU of Wisconsin said the Waukesha County Sheriff has applied to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for some of his deputies to become immigration enforcers. The deputies would become part of President Trump’s ICE force, which seeks to deport millions of immigrants living in the United States. > Wisconsin Gazette