In 2013, then-Representatives André Jacque and Dave Craig introduced a bill that would have made English the official language of Wisconsin. The Republicans controlled the legislature at the time, but the bill didn’t receive a hearing. Now the bill’s authors are reviving the bill in the state senate. Their stated motives? To encourage non-English speakers […]
A bill introduced in the Wisconsin senate in April would require local governments to obey state and federal immigration enforcement laws. In a heated public hearing today, supporters and opponents argued about the bill in front of a committee. The bill would prevent Wisconsin municipalities and counties from creating a safe haven for undocumented immigrants. […]
Host Tony Castañeda interviews Christine Neumann-Ortiz the executive director of Voces de la Frontera. She talks about sanctuary cities and the Milwaukee Police Department standard operating procedure on how police will interact with people on issues of immigration.
Join Tony Castaneda and Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, for a look at how bills affecting immigrants fared in the recently ended legislative session. While grassroots opposition helped kill a bill that would have involved police in immigration, a law passed that prohibits counties from issuing local IDs. The law will […]
Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, talks with Tony Castaneda about the Day Without Latinos and Immigrants on February 18. This grassroots event will oppose 3 anti-immigrant bills in the Legislature. The bills would have draconian effects on immigrants in Wisconsin. Learn about the proposed legislation and how to get involved in […]
Republican lawmakers in the state of Wisconsin have been drumming up support for a bill that restricts the ability of local governments to issue their own photo identification cards. Opponents of the bill say it threatens local control and interferes with a recent initiative designed to increase access to basic services in Milwaukee. Reporter Darien Lamen has more.