Voces de la Frontera: Milwaukee urges Mayor Barrett to reverse new anti-immigrant police rules

Contact:
Sam Singleton-Freeman
414-469-9206
sfreeman@vdlf.org

What: Rally & Mass Presence at Milwaukee Fire & Police Commission (FPC) hearing to oppose anti-immigrant changes to Milwaukee Police Department rules

Who: Voces de la Frontera, League of United Latin American Citizens of Wisconsin, hundreds of immigrant community members, religious leaders, business owners, worker leaders, supporters

When: Thursday, July 13th, 5pm. FPC Meeting starts at 5:30pm.

Where: Milwaukee City Hall (200 E Wells St)

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has approved new Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) policies to allow MPD officers to investigate immigration status at anytime. Other changes force officers to call ICE directly if they detain someone they think is an immigrant.

Mayor Barrett and the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission can still rescind the policies. On Thursday, July 13th, hundreds of Milwaukee immigrant community members and supporters will pack City Hall to attend the Fire and Police Commission hearing and urge Mayor Tom Barrett and the FPC to rescind new policies. Community members will rally at 5pm at City Hall before attending the 5:30 FPC meeting.

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