Voces de la Frontera

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.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, August 08, 2019
Voces de la Frontera Responds to ICE Detention of 680 People in Mississippi
On Wednesday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced that they had detained 680 immigrant workers in a series of raids at food processing plants across Mississippi. Voces de la Frontera issued the following statement: “In less than a week we’ve seen mass shootings rooted in white...
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Friday, May 10, 2019
Wisconsin Must Restore Driver Licenses & In-State Tuition for Immigrants Through Standalone Legislation
On Thursday afternoon, the Wisconsin state legislature's Joint Finance Committee voted along party lines to remove many so-called "non-fiscal" provisions from Governor Evers' proposed budget, including measures to restore access to driver licenses and in-state tuition at public colleges to...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
White Nationalist Authoritarianism Is the Emergency
On Friday, President Trump declared a national emergency in a bid to spend billions of dollars not authorized by Congress to build more walls along the US-Mexico border. Trump's declaration follows Congress' explicit refusal to fully fund his efforts to build a border wall. Voces de la Frontera...
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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Congress Should Reject Funding Bill that Builds More Walls & Separates More Families
According to news reports, the House and Senate appear headed toward a vote on a funding bill that would, among other things, provide $1.375 billion to build 55 miles of border walls and increase the budget of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) by over $500 million. Voces de la Frontera...
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Thursday, June 28, 2018
Wisconsinites Shut Down Highway Near Trump Fundraiser to Protest Family Separation and Imprisonment
On Thursday , hundreds of people marched and blocked streets around a fundraiser Donald Trump held for Wisconsin Republicans in protest of Trump's plans to intern tens of thousands of immigrant families in border camps. Marchers called for ICE and Customs and Border Patrol to be abolished and...
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Wisconsin Family Launches Petition to Urge ICE to Release Their Dad
On Tuesday , the family of Eduardo Gualajara Castro and Voces de la Frontera launched an online petition to Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE") Louisiana Field Office Director David D. Rivera urging him to use his administrative power to release Eduardo from ICE detention. Eduardo was...
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Friday, April 27, 2018
May 1st Will Be a Day Without Latinxs & Immigrants in Wisconsin; Statewide March in Waukesha to Stop 287g
May 1st is a national day of action for immigrant rights, and dozens of cities are expected to hold marches to protest the Trump Administration's cruel crackdown on immigrant communities. In Wisconsin, immigrant community members are organizing a Day without Latinxs & Immigrants general strike...
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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Ryan's Departure is an Opportunity for the Immigrant Rights Movement
On Wednesday morning, US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan announced he would not seek re-election in November and would retire from Congress at the end of his term. Ryan joins at least 42 Republicans in the House and Senate who are not seeking re-election in 2018. Voces de la Frontera issued the...
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Tuesday, March 06, 2018
School Walkouts & Civil Disobedience as Wisconsin Rises Up for the Clean Dream Act
On Monday , hundreds of Wisconsin high school students walked out of class and 23 people were arrested in an act of civil disobedience at US Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's Racine office, as part of a national day of action demanding Congress pass the clean Dream Act. After Monday , immigrant...
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Friday, March 02, 2018
Hundreds to Rally at Paul Ryan's Racine Office for the Dream Act
Over 16,000 immigrant young people have lost protection from deportation since Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, in September 2017. After March 5th , young people will begin to lose DACA protections in much higher numbers. Nationwide, the immigrant rights...
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