Three weeks ago, I was at the border with a trio of rabbis, a national group of 20 leaders of Jewish Community Relations Councils and Elana Kahn of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. We were there to bear witness and to get a better understanding of the issues and the history that led to the current immigration crisis. We were also looking for ideas of what we can do to help.
Two bills authored by State Rep. Marisabel Cabrera would ban using Wisconsin facilities to detain immigrants and would effectively make Wisconsin a "sanctuary state" for those who are undocumented, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
The message arrived yesterday, in the wake of the revival on Facebook this week of a post I wrote about hidden Milwaukee graffiti. There's more to be found in a walkway between a retail building and a home on Van Buren Street, near Brady Street, it said.
When local tech entrepreneur Ruben Flores made a simple, screen-printed T-shirt emblazoned with one word (IMMIGRANT) and began wearing it around town, he had no idea that it would spark a movement.
Since the start of the Trump administration, undocumented people across the state of Wisconsin have been filling out Power of Attorney forms (POA), Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
What's the economic impact of Cinco de Mayo in the Hispanic community? How do local establishments view a day that isn't really celebrated in Mexico but is an unofficial American holiday? What is May 5 like for Mexican-owned businesses?
The president's recent executive order on immigration has called attention to the needs of refugees who are already in the U.S. Here are a few places to get involved and support refugees in Milwaukee, as compiled by Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
Two recent executive orders, signed by President Donald Trump, have Milwaukee green card holders and immigrant rights advocates worried that non-citizens may not be safe much longer, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
As a part of an occasional series on nonprofit leaders in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service sat down with Voces De La Frontera founder and executive director Christine Neumann-Ortiz to chat about influential moments in her life and career.
The 50-year history of UMOS is being honored with a mural and oral history project, spearheaded by artist Raoul Deal, a senior lecturer at UW-Milwaukee's Department of Art and Design at the Peck School of the Arts, reports Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service.
What would a day be like without Latinos? Madison will be pondering that today as thousands of Latinos will be leaving school, work and businesses to come to the state Capitol building to protest two pieces of anti-immigration legislation, reports Madison365.
To counter the growing negativity toward Muslims, Madison365 reports, nearly 20 congressional Democrats invited Muslim guests to Obama's final State of the Union - including U.S. Congressperson Mark Pocan who hosted Madison Ald. Samba Baldeh.
As Madison365 reports, for the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants - and, in many cases, their children - living in the United States, the national debate of immigration reform will decide their futures.
Earlier this week, after looking at tragic photos of Syrian refugee children on Facebook, Gretchen Mead decided she was going to invite refugees to stay in extra rooms in her bungalow-style home in Shorewood.
My kid asked me, "What if ISIS wins?" I said, "ISIS isn't going to win." ISIS wants these attacks to be a PR coup that makes it look stronger and more threatening than it is. ISIS wants to look like it's on par with the rest of the world. It's not.