Contact: Sam Singleton-Freeman, 414-469-9206, [email protected]
Families to rally the same day that the Trump Administration is expected to announce their decision on 287g applications from Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, and 24 other jurisdictions nationwide
Who: Voces de la Frontera, immigrant families, elected officials, religious leaders, supporters
What: Rally to urge Milwaukee County Sheriff Schmidt to drop the application for 287g in Milwaukee County
When: Tuesday, November 14, 4pm.
Where: Milwaukee County Courthouse, south steps, corner of 9th and Wells in downtown Milwaukee
Rally Speakers: Milwaukee County Supervisor Supreme Moore Omokunde, Mariana Rodriguez (UMOS Latina Resource Center), Lisa Jones (UBLAC), Christine Neumann-Ortiz (Voces de la Frontera), José Flores (Voces de la Frontera), more
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN — Today the Department of Homeland Security is expected to make their decision on whether or not to approve 287g applications from Milwaukee County, Waukesha County, and 24 other jurisdictions nationwide. The Trump Administration is attempting to expand the 287g program nationwide to deputize local law enforcement as agents in their campaign of mass deportation and terror against immigrant families.
At 4pm Tuesday, Milwaukee immigrant families will lead a rally on the south steps of the Milwaukee County courthouse urging Milwaukee County Interim Sheriff Richard Schmidt and Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson to drop their applications for the discriminatory program.