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Thousands mobilize to strike down racist and anti-immigrant bill in Wisconsin

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May 4, 2018
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Waukesha, WI - Over 10,000 workers and community members marched in Waukesha, on May 1, as part of a “Day Without Latinos and Immigrants” statewide general mobilization. Protesters demanded Waukesha County Sheriff Eric Severson not turn his deputies into ICE agents through the 287(g) program. This same initiative was proposed in Madison in 2016 and was quickly struck down due to massive people’s mobilizations. Across the U.S., other cities also marched to protest the Trump administration’s crackdown on immigrant communities.

Local businesses were closed during the time of the march. Thousands of students organized walkouts, and buses came to Waukesha from over 12 cities across the state. People rallied at Cutler Park before marching on the Waukesha County Courthouse. The program ended with speakers addressing the crowd, calling on them to join the fight for immigrant rights by phoning state senators and the sheriff’s office to demand that 287(g) is struck down.

FRSO proudly marched in unison with the other friends, family and comrades.

This action showed that the Wisconsin community is committed to continue this fight.

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