Voces de la Frontera: Wisconsin Senate to hold hearing Thursday on anti-immigrant bill

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

AB190/SB275 is a copycat of Texas’ SB4, and would require local law enforcement and employees to cooperate with Immigration agents

Hundreds of immigrant community members and supporters expected to protest

Who: Voces de la Frontera, immigrant families, dairy farmers and workers, religious leaders, law enforcement officials, community supporters;

What: Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform Public Hearing on AB190/SB275

When: Thursday, October 12th, 9:30am

Where: Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Room 412 East

Green Bay bus leaves at 6:45am from 919 Schwartz St

Manitowoc bus leaves at at 6am from Perkins on S 44th St

Milwaukee bus leaves at 6:45am from 1027 S 5th St

Waukesha area bus leaves at 7:30am from Casa de Restauración church in New Berlin (21300 W Greenfield Ave)

Visuals: Hundreds of immigrant community members with signs and banners will attend the hearing and testify against the bill.

Madison, Wisconsin – A Wisconsin Senate committee has scheduled a public hearing on the Republican-sponsored, controversial anti-immigrant bill AB190/SB275 (factsheet here). The bill is a copycat of Texas’ SB4 and very similar to a bill defeated last year through the Day without Latinxs and Immigrants general strike. The bill would give sweeping powers to local law enforcement and public employees to interrogate, arrest, and deport immigrant community members, and require local law enforcement to comply with unconstitutional ICE detainer requests.

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