SHEBOYGAN, WISCONSIN – On Monday, March 20th, at 6pm, the Sheboygan Common Council is expected to vote on an anti-immigrant hate resolution written by Alderman Job Hou-Seye. Resolution 200 instructs the Sheboygan Police to detain community members for deportation who “cannot provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.”
Voces de la Frontera’s Sheboygan chapter will hold a press conference to oppose the resolution on Monday, March 20th at 5:30pm outside of Sheboygan City Hall (828 Center Ave #100, Sheboygan, WI 53081). Community members will then attend the vote to show their opposition to the measure.
“If passed, this resolution will divide families,” said Lina Moreno, a Voces de la Frontera member who has lived in Sheboygan with her family for over 13 years. “Parents will be worried that when they leave their homes, they might not come back to their children. We don’t want more families in poverty, more children forced to grow up without their fathers. Immigrant families are part of this community. We make this community better. We just want our families to be treated with dignity. Sheboygan is our home, and we are organizing to defeat this hateful proposal. We are grateful for the many people who are standing with us.”
“This absurd, unconstitutional resolution would promote discrimination,” said Sheboygan resident Elliott Magers. “It is divisive and hurtful, especially considering Sheboygan’s proud history of welcoming immigrants and refugees. This is not who we are, and that’s why a broad coalition is coming together to defeat this resolution.”
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