Wisconsin Pushes Back Against Police-ICE Cooperation
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FEATURING CHRISTINE NEUMANN- ORTIZ – The Trump Administration is saying that it has completed the task set forth by a judge to reunite all children under the age of 5 with their parents, albeit 2 days past the Tuesday deadline. But to date only 57 out of 103 children have been reunited and the rest, according to the government, will remain separated for various reasons that include parents having criminal records or not being biologically related to the children.
The troubling announcement was made in a joint statement by the Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security Agencies, and the Department of Justice. It remains to be seen if Judge Dana Sabraw who issued the order will agree that the government has complied.
In Wisconsin mass protests earlier this year railed against Waukesha County Sheriff Severson who formally requested what’s called “287G authority” from the federal government for his officers to cooperate with federal immigration officers. The Waukesha County Sheriffs Deputies are being certified in that role now, and the Wisconsin-based organization Voces De La Frontera is launching a, “Family Defenders Organizing Training” to train local communities in how to deal with the racial profiling, arrests, deportations, and abuses that are likely to ensue.
For more information visit www.vdlf.org.
Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces De La Frontera.