More protests today in Wisconsin… Yawn… This time its for illegal aliens and the them is #daywithoutlatinos.
MILWAUKEE, WI — Thousands of protesters from at least 25 Wisconsin cities are converging on Milwaukee for the annual “Day Without Latinos” march Monday, and Latinos are being asked to skip work and school, as well as withhold their spending power at businesses, according to media reports. Voces de la Frontera said the protests are in response to President Trump’s immigration policies, as well as an effort to “stop Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke from turning his sheriffs into immigration agents.”
The march will begin 11 a.m. Monday at Fifth Street and Wisconsin Avenue in Milwaukee. Protesters will march to the Milwaukee County Courthouse.
“It’s very important that we organize,” Luz Sosa of Voces de la Frontera told WITI-TV. “And people from around the state are going to be coming to Milwaukee to show the power of the people and stop certain laws that are going to be put in place.”
Refugees have been invited to join Latinos in this year’s march “because Trump’s executive orders do target very much those two populations,” Christina Neumann-Oritz, executive director of Voces de la Frontera, told WISN-TV.
Several Latino-owned businesses planned to close Monday to protest Clarke’s support of a federal proposal that would allow state and local law enforcement officers to enforce immigration law. As many as 150 businesses will close, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
“Many of the people we serve are immigrants, and we don’t want them to suffer because of this proposed program,” Jenny Contreras, the owner of a tax preparation business that will be closed Monday, told WISN. “Immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, pay taxes and are required to report them. So we are contributing to the economy and to the government.”