Latino Groups Continue to Protest Immigration Bills
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 03/15/2016
Nearly a month after immigrant laborers from across Wisconsin flooded the halls of the State Capitol to protest against a pair of bills being considered by the Legislature, even more Latinos came forward on Monday to show their opposition to the proposed
changes. Similar protests were also held this week in Milwaukee, Appleton, Green Bay and Waukesha.
The groups are hoping to defeat a bill that would allow police to ask people charged with driving without a license about their immigration status. The other measure would address the issuance of local ID cards by local governments to immigrants.
Supporters say the measures are aimed at those who live here illegally.
The photo ID bill has already been approved by both houses of the Legislature and is sitting on Governor Scott Walker's desk. The sanctuary cities bill still needs to be approved by the Senate, which is expected to take up the measure this week.