Last week, federal appeals courts in Pennsylvania, Illinois and California handed the Trump Administration a series of stinging defeats in their attempts to punish sanctuary cities. The Trump Administration had attempted to tie federal grants to local police cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. In separate cases, the three appellate courts ruled that the […]
Allen Ruff speaks with Becky Schigiel, Executive Director of Worker Justice Wisconsin, and local historian Sergio González, who is author of the recent Mexicans in Wisconsin. They discuss immigrants rights, labor rights, wage theft and other illegal employment practices, and the history of Mexican workers in Wisconsin.
In 1982, the Milwaukee Journal published a map of “Ethnic Groups in Wisconsin.” The map legend shows distinct colors for areas settled by people from the British Isles, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe. A good chunk of the map, however, is colored light blue, for “diverse nationalities or Indian,” with no other explanation, and […]
Jan talks with Sergio Gonzalez, PhD candidate at the University of Wisconsin, about his upcoming historical book, “Mexicans in Wisconsin”, by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. He will be holding a lecture on this topic on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 from 12:15-1 pm at the Wisconsin Historical Museum.
Students at La Follette High School are making the final edits to a series of bilingual podcasts that tell the story of Madison’s first dual language immersion program–in the community’s own words. Sergio González speaks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about the project.