Voces de la Frontera: Joins Families Belong Together national day of action in cities throughout Wisconsin

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

Who: Voces de la Frontera, dozens of community organizations thousands of community members

What: Voces de la Frontera chapters join the Families Belong Together National Day of Action: Stop imprisoning families in internment camps, stop separating Wisconsin families. Governor Walker– don’t send the National Guard to help Trump imprison families!

Schedule of Wisconsin rallies:

Saturday, June 30th:

Waukesha: 3pm, Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office, 515 W Moreland Blvd
Milwaukee: 1pm, Federal Building, 517 E Wisconsin Ave
Shorewood: 8:30am, Shorewood Village Hall, 3930 N Murray Ave
Madison: 3pm, State Capitol, State St entrance
Green Bay: 10am, CityDeck, 401 N Washington St
Kenosha: 2pm, Navy Memorial Park, 5220 6th Ave
Racine: 1pm, Paul Ryan’s office, 216 6th St

Sunday, July 1st:

Sheboygan: Sunday, July 1, 4pm, Fountain Park, 922 N 8th St

Why: On June 30th and July 1st, thousands of people will participate in Families Belong Together National Day of Action in cities across Wisconsin. Protests are scheduled in hundreds of cities nationwide. Participants will urge an end to Trump’s practice of imprisoning families in border internment camps. Voces de la Frontera members will call for the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Patrol (CPB), and for them to be replaced by institutions that welcome immigrants and protect the right to migrate safely. Voces members will also demand Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker reverse his cruel decision to send National Guard troops into border communities to help Trump imprison immigrant families in modern-day internment camps (online petition here).

In Waukesha, participants will also urge Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson to not turn his sheriffs into an arm of Trump’s efforts to separate immigrant families at the border and in Wisconsin through the federal 287g program. Family members of Franco Ferreyra will speak as well to demand that Franco be released from ICE detention and reunited with his family (online petition for Franco here).

In Sheboygan, the rally will urge Sheboygan County District Attorney Joel Urmanski to stop using his office’s resources to jail immigrants for driving without a license to work or to pick up their kids, after which many community members have been turned over to ICE for deportation and separation from their families. Immigrants are barred from obtaining driver’s licenses in Wisconsin.

In Shorewood, community members will urge support for an ordinance affirming that village police will not collaborate with ICE.

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