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Senate Bill 275 Adds Fuel to the Fire of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

Mareya Sigala Valdez speaks about detention camps at Families Belong Together

This speech is by community organizer Mareya Sigala Valdez as she spoke about the detention camps at the border and her experience working at them. I apologize for the fact that we only have audio of this speech, but due to the heat at the event we were having some problems with the video cameras overheating in the sunlight. With or without the video, this is worth listening to. 

What A National Decline In Refugee Resettlement Looks Like For Wisconsin

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Over the first sixth months of 2018, 221 refugees were resettled in Wisconsin. During the same period in 2017, that number was 443. In 2016, it was 778.

From Detention To Court, Wisconsin Immigration Lawyers Labor To Represent Their Clients

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Imagine not being able to speak English, or not very much of it, and facing deportation proceedings in federal immigration court. An undocumented immigrant in this situation might not know what their rights are or what avenues of relief — such as seeking asylum — are available, much less how to mount a convincing legal defense. If they can't persuade an immigration judge to let them stay in the country, the government will deport them.

Keep Families Together in Eau Claire

Keep Families Together Eau Claire

Over 500 people came to Wilson Park in Eau Claire today to protest the border policies of the Trump administration, particularly the separation of families. This is a quick edit of the entire event, the speeches, and the brief march afterward. The speakers brought a powerful message about immigrants, fairness, and the reality of what immigrants face coming to the United States today. 

Keep Families Together Rally in Eau Claire, Menomonie

I've been asked multiple times if there will be a rally or protest in regard to family separation at the border by ICE. There will be nation-wide protest on Saturday June 30, and one of those rallies will take place in front of City Hall in Eau Claire from 10 AM until 2 PM. More information is available at the link below, and we'll try to keep the calendar event page up to date.

There is also a recently-announced march in Menomonie at 10:00 AM at the Clock Tower Plaza.

Senate Bill 275 Adds Fuel to the Fire of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEDATE: October 12, 2017CONTACT: Zach Madden, 608-266-7521(office) 920-627-5773 (cell)Senate Bill 275 Adds Fuel to the Fire of Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric