‘a day without latinos’ activists protest racist milwaukee sheriff

February 14, 2017

Approximately 10,000 people gathered and marched in Wisconsin yesterday in “to protest against a proposal by the Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, most well known for his audacious support of the orangesicle president, to enroll his deputies in a federal program that would give them the authority of federal immigration agents so they could detain undocumented immigrants. The droves of protesters marched under the banner “A Day without Latinos” in Milwaukee, in response to Clarke’s Jan. 27 statement saying, “No more catch and release of criminal illegal aliens. I will assign as many deputies to this initiative as I can. It is a public safety priority.” With the xenophobic nature of his statement, it seems that Wisconsin isn’t going to be a safe place for Latinx folks soon, but with the amazing work of activists and groups like Voces de la Frontera, hopefully they’ll be safe and sound no matter where they are in this country.

By T. McLendon, AFROPUNK Contributor

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