Voces de la Frontera: Interfaith group marks 1-year anniversary of weekly “Jericho Walk” protests at ICE office against deportations

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

Who: New Sanctuary Movement of Milwaukee, Voces de la Frontera, religious leaders, immigrant community members, supporters

What: Jericho Walk protest against deportations and the separation of families

When: Thursday, April 25, 9am

Where: Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 310 E Knapp St, Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE – On Thursday, members of the New Sanctuary Movement of Milwaukee will hold a Jericho Walk protest against deportations and the separation of families outside the Milwaukee office of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Jericho Walk is a faith-based traditional protest characterized by peaceful, communal walking inspired by the Biblical account of Joshua felling the walls of Jericho by circling the city seven times. The New Sanctuary Movement of Milwaukee began holding Jericho Walks every Thursday at ICE in April 2018.

Demonstrators will pray for an end to the Trump Administration’s attacks on immigrant communities and for the restoration of access to driver licenses and state identification cards for immigrants in Wisconsin. ICE has targeted people stopped for driving without a license for deportation and separation from their families. The New Sanctuary Movement of Milwaukee is an interfaith organizing program of Voces de la Frontera.

Voces de la Frontera has called for a Day Without Latinxs & Immigrants general strike for May 1st, 2019, to urge the legislature to restore driver licenses for all. A rally is scheduled for 11am at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison Buses will leave from Voces’ Milwaukee office at 1027 S 5th St at 8:30am on May 1st.

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