WAUKESHA – On Saturday, organizations from throughout the Midwest and Wisconsin are joining Voces de la Frontera to demand that our elected officials offer real solutions for immigrant families and our communities. Midwest organizations, affiliated with the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) include representation from Michigan, Illinois, Colorado, Kansas, and Nebraska.
“Programs like 287g that only promote discrimination, family separation, undermine public safety and our economy are not the solution that the majority of Americans or Wisconsin voters across party lines support. A majority of Wisconsin voters support legalization with a path to citizenship and this is even greater for immigrant youth. Instead of discredited and harmful programs like 287g we need Sheriff Severson to support efforts like restoring driver licenses in Wisconsin and for US Speaker Paul Ryan to allow a vote on a Clean Dream Act,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera.
“We are canvassing today to build support among voters to call Sheriff Severson to reject 287g that will separate children from their parents and to call Paul Ryan to allow a vote on the Dream Act so that immigrant youth can live without fear of deportation and continue to contribute meaningfully at work, school and in their communities,” said Fernanda Jimenez a DACA recipient from Paul Ryan’s district.
Who: Voces de la Frontera Waukesha Chapter, LULAC-WI and national allies from the Fair Immigration Reform Movement
What: Press Confernce and Canvass to build the fight against 287g in Waukesha & Call on Paul Ryan to pass Dream Act
When: Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 11am
Where: Dopp Park, 429 South Washington Avenue, Waukesha Wisconsin 51388