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. […]
On today’s show, we focus on transportation access from two different angles: the Driver Licenses for All movement and Madison’s ongoing study of a bus rapid transit system. Our first guest is Diana Perez, lead organizer of the Madison chapter of Voces de la Frontera, to discuss some of the organization’s recent initiatives, including Driver […]
Esty speaks with Voces de la Frontera activist, DREAMer, and public health student Alejandra Gonzalez, who was in DC during the federal shutdown last week.
The first month of the Trump Administration has brought pledges to deport undocumented immigrants and start construction of a border wall. State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa, of Milwaukee’s 8th District, joins Tony to talk about actions from the White House, the recent Day Without Latinos demonstration, and a court case involving Sheriff David Clarke.
Donald Trump’s election has raised concerns among the immigrant community in Wisconsin about his proposed mass deportations and racial scapegoating. Voces De La Frontera has been holding forums and spreading information about the legal rights of immigrants. Operations Director Nancy Flores talks with Tony about the organization’s recent work. Voces De La Frontera Website Phone: […]