Thursday, November 8, 2012

Dozens Of Latinos In Milwaukee Called For Immigration Reform And To Stop Separating Families

Photo by Zonia Lopez

Hispanics held an immigration ralley in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in downtown.

By H. Nelson Goodson
November 8, 2012

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, dozens of Hispanics held a rally in front of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices on E. Knapp St. in the downtown area. The rally was organized by Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant and workers right non-profit organization in conjunction with another organization called FIRM. FIRM members help organize rallies throughout the nation after President Barack H. Obama won reelection on Tuesday. 
Obama on his victory speech to the nation once again promised immigration reform. But any future immigration reform would have to be approved by the Republican controlled U.S. House of Representatives. Unless border security is first initiated (closed the outlining borders) and enforced to eliminate an influx of undocumented immigrants within the U.S. borders, Congress won't pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Obama's reelection does secure the deferred action policy for millions of DREAMers for the next four years, which is already in affect.
An estimated 10 percent of registered Hispanic voters voted on Tuesday, Obama received at least 75 percent of those votes. Latinos made history on Tuesday and for the first time their numbers reached double digits in political voting power.
Those holding the rally in Milwaukee called for immigration reform and for ICE, including the Obama administration to stop separating families.
Under the Obama administration, about 4 million undocumented immigrants have been deported including U.S. Veterans who honorably served in various wars and conflicts. 
In 2011, ICE reported that 3,000 U.S. Veterans were facing deportation proceedings. Most of those undocumented immigrants deported by the Obama administration were for non-serious crimes.
U.S. Veterans that have been deported can only return as Americans upon death. The U.S. Government provides a plot and marker. Their VA benefits for injuries and other illnesses are automatically revoked once deported, thus violating Congressional laws passed to care for injured Veterans.
The first support house (safehouse) for deported U.S. Veterans was created in in October at El Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico by deported Veterans. The U.S. Deported Veteran Support House continues to operate in a Tijuana suburb.

For more information about the safehouse you can contact deported U.S. Army Veteran Hector Barajas at or at U.S. area code 626-569-549. The e-mail could also be use to send funds through PayPal.

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