Protests in Milwaukee continue in response to multiple Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in Milwaukee the week of May 25. The labor and immigrant rights organization Voces de la Frontera and its youth arm, Youth Empowered in the Struggle, co-sponsored a 200-person protest outside ICE offices on May 29. Numerous representatives of labor and community organizations throughout Wisconsin participated. Voces reports that at least 22 Latinos/as were detained in Milwaukee by ICE agents during the last week, and some have been deported.
“We’re tired of this invasion of our communities,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, in a May 29 press release. ”Every day our office sees families like those affected by yesterday’s raids who are reeling from these attacks. Often it’s mothers and children left to fend for themselves after a male head of household is detained — and who in many cases are faced with homelessness. Our families are in crisis, and we will fight to protect them.”
For updates and information on how to call ICE to demand the release of detainees, visit: http://vdlf.org/
Milwaukee ICE Raid Bond Fundraiser: http://www.gofundme.com/9so0so