For Immediate Release

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Alejandra Gonzales, alejandra@vdlf.org, 262-290-5343

Walk-out and March Planned as Part of National Day of Action to Defend DACA

Young Wisconsin leaders will demonstrate in response to Supreme Court hearings that will determine the future of DACA.

WASHINGTON - Who: Voces de la Frontera Action and YES! (Youth Empowered in the Struggle) Students.

What: Press conference and rally outside the Milwaukee Federal Building as part of a national day of action in response to Nov. 12 Supreme Court hearings on DACA.

Scheduled speakers: Christine Neumann-Ortiz (Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera); Alejandra Gonzales (YES! Organizer); Daniel Gutierrez (DACA recipient); Julio Gumeta (DACA recipient); Cassy Casas (Victim of deportation). 

When: Tomorrow, Tuesday, November 12. Rally starts at 11am. Press Conference at 12pm. 

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Where: Outside of the Milwaukee Federal Building (517 E. Wisconsin Ave.) 

On November 12th the U.S. Supreme Court will take up President Trump’s appeal for removal of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival). Voces de la Frontera Action and YES! are participating in national actions on the 12th to demonstrate how the Court's decision could affect up to 8,000 DACA recipients in Wisconsin alone. A press conference will highlight the personal stories of local DACA recipients and how their lives would be affected, as well as uplift the voice of one woman who experienced lived family separation through deportation- one of the biggest concerns for DACA recipients if their protections were stripped. 

“If the court decides to support Trump it will be a betrayal of promises that were made to us. We gave the federal government our personal information with a promise that it would not be used against us. This is a violation of our human rights and we will not go quietly.”  says Tania Chavez, a DACA recipient in Racine.

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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.

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