The ACLU of Wisconsin has sent a letter to the Sheboygan County Sheriff, asking him to rescind his agreement with ICE to detain released prisoners, in light of the social isolation needed for the COVID-19 precautions. Tim Muth from the ACLU of Wisconsin elaborates on the issue.
The New York Times reported last week that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has boosted its operations in so-called “sanctuary cities” to arrest and deport undocumented immigrants. With ICE beginning 24-hour-a-day surveillance operations around the homes and workplaces of undocumented immigrants, producer Shaun Soman spoke with Fabiola Hamdan, Dane County’s immigrant affairs specialist to discuss the […]
A new government report details the overcrowded, squalid conditions at migrant centers along the southern border: standing-room-only cells, children without showers and hot meals, and detainees clamoring desperately for release. These findings from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General are on our minds as we turn to Wisconsin activists involved in the […]
It’s been six months since ICE arrested more than 80 people around the state. And US Rep. Mark Pocan has waited almost as long to hear any information from the immigration enforcement agency. About two thirds of the documents ICE handed over to Pocan are blank. ICE says those pages are all exempt from the […]
On today’s episode, we continue our conversation about the recent U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) statewide immigration raid in Wisconsin. Allen takes a close look at local concerns regarding the raid and the community’s response with Aissa Olivarez from the Community Immigration Law Center and Alex Gillis of the Chicago and Midwest Regional Joint Board […]
ICE officials say 20 people were arrested on immigration-related charges in Dane County during a four day enforcement surge that ended Monday. Some East High School teachers and students reported spotting ICE officers near the school this week. MMSD Superintendent chief of staff Ricardo Jara says ICE was not on school property this week, but […]