For Immediate Release
Hundreds March to Demand Paul Ryan Protect Immigrant Youth & Families
Marchers reject moves to combine relief with bigoted border wall
RACINE, WISCONSIN -
|The Wisconsin March for DACA on March 5th. Photo: Joe Brusky|
On Tuesday night, hundreds of immigrant families and supporters marched through Racine calling on US House Speaker Paul Ryan to advance legislation to protect immigrant youth and families. The march came hours after US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Donald Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, a program created by President Obama that provides work authorization and protection from deportation to more than 800,000 immigrant youth nationwide, including almost 8,000 in Wisconsin. Marchers rallied at Monument Square before marching passed Paul Ryan's office to the statue of Martin Luther King Jr. DACA recipients, including three DACA recipients who had been on hunger strike calling on Ryan to support DACA, led the march.
Voces de la Frontera is Wisconsin's leading immigrant rights group - a grassroots organization that believes power comes from below and that people can overcome injustice to build a better world.