Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Alt-right Funded LIBRE Attempts To Root In Milwaukee's Latino Community

The LIBRE Initiative by Americans for Prosperity Foundation is funded and connected to the Koch brothers, which is considered an alt-right organization attempting to plant their seed in the Milwaukee Southside Latino community.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 25, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, some Latinos in the Milwaukee area were invited to a "Community Leaders Freedom Dinner" by Aldira Aldape, the Americans for Prosperity Foundation (APF) Outreach Director in Milwaukee. The dinner event at the Italian Community Center was co-sponsored by APF, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that advocates the LIBRE Initiative and the other sponsor was Bridge To WellBeing, according to the invite. The LIBRE Initiative by APF provided information to those attending, APF wants to provide tools for the Latino community to prosper and built economic empowerment and identifies itself as a non-partisan and non-profit grassroots organization. But, what APF doesn't want Latinos to know is that it is actually funded by the alt-right Koch brothers who oppose immigration reform amd advocate to repeal ACA (Obamacare).
In 2015, State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw) released a statement about LIBRE, "The LIBRE Initiative is an ultra-conservative organization funded by out of state billionaires Charles and David Koch that seeks to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, halt increases in the federal minimum wage, fund anti-immigrant Republican politicians, and support voter photo ID laws that aim to further disenfranchise Latino communities.
"As the representative of the largest Latino community in the great state of Wisconsin, I have been dedicated to growing the civic engagement of Latino Wisconsinites in my district and beyond. I am committed to making sure my constituents are made aware that the primary goal of this right-wing organization is to get them to vote against their best interests by voting for Republican candidates who have consistently blocked my efforts to pass pro-Latino, pro-immigrant bills like drivers cards for undocumented immigrants (AB 343) and even symbolic efforts like a bill that would honor national civil rights leader, Cesar Chavez (AB 437)." 
It seems that LIBRE is not welcome in the Latino community for its alt-right connection to the Koch brothers and their agenda to continue to disenfranchised the Hispanic community it wants to infiltrate to create division among Latinos similar to what Governor Scott Walker (R) told a major campaign supporter about divide and conquer when unions were actually targeted before ACT 10 was passed to eliminate contract bargaining for state employees.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Frank Gonzales, Mexican Fiesta Volunteer And WHSF Board Member Has Passed Away

Gonzales and his family were awarded the UMOS Family of the Year award in 2015.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 24, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Frank Gonzales passed away while accompanied by family members. Gonzales with help of his wife Nancy are best known for creating the Bruce Guadalupe Community School. Gonzales was a long time Mexican Fiesta volunteer and served in the Wiconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, which operates Fiesta. He served as vice-chair and chair in the Milwaukee County Commission of the Aging from 2012 to 2014. Also, Gonzales served as a long time volunteer at the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church festival.
Gonzales was the honorary parade marshal of the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) Mexican Independence Day Parade in 2015.
Alderman José G. Pérez from the 12th Aldermanic District released the following statement, "Frank was a longtime advocate, resident, and family man. He served the south side for 17 years as a commissioner on the Social Development Commission, and also served on the boards of the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School and the Walker's Point Development Corp. We also remember his dedicated efforts for many years in organizing our near south side 4th of July parade."

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Rise Up Leadership Convention Convenes In Washington, D.C., Wisconsin Delegation Among 1,000 Attending

Activists from around the nation gather for Rise Up convention in D.C.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 23, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Citizen Action of Wisconsin (CAW) announced that a delegation of nearly 30 members from the state have arrived in Washington, D.C. to attend a three-day leadership conference at the Rise Up Convention sponsored by the Citizen Action's national organizing network, People's Action.
CAW has more than 800 members in Wisconsin  including a Hispanic Caucus, Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) with Luz Sosa as the community organizer. Members of the ACW are among the delegation attending the convention in D.C.
Citizen Action of Wisconsin is an issue focused coalition of individuals and organizations committed to achieving social, economic, and environmental justice.
According to the People's Action, an estimated 1,000 grassroots organizers and progressive allies will gather at the Rise Up Convention in D.C. under a new movement to take the country back and stand against Trump's policies, which create hate and division in the nation.
People's Action released the following information, that the Rise Up convention will mark and build upon the first 100 days of resistance to the Donald Trump presidency, People's Action will be in the nation's capital, convening more than 1,000 activist leaders from around the country. The People's Action Founding Convention is where we will unveil a new political force comprised of people united against the Trump-Ryan-McConnell agenda and for a bold vision of an economy and democracy that work for everyone, not just the rich and powerful, big corporations, or purveyors of hate.

At Rise Up 2017 we will..

• Build a Long-Term Agenda that points the way to transformative change and guides our campaigns now

• Go on the offense at every level – from cities to statehouses to the halls of Congress

• Commit to stopping the attacks on people of color, immigrants, women, Muslims and LGBTQ people

• Gather with friends and allies to celebrate what we have won and the movement we are building together

Update: Monday morning Rise Up conference vídeo of speakers http://goo.gl/OLsOF5


Update: Monday afternoon Rise Up conference vídeo of speakers including U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) http://goo.gl/OLsOF5

Friday, April 21, 2017

Más De $1.3M Fue Las Pérdidas De Negocio Latinos En Wisconsin Durante Un Día Sin Latinos En Febrero

El cierre de más de 165 empresas Latinas en Milwaukee y alrededor del estado de Wisconsin el pasado 18 de Febrero arrojo al menos $1.3 millones en perdidas en un solo día para negocios Latinos. 

Por H. Nelson Goodson
Noticias de la Red Hispana EE.UU.
(Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)

21 de de abril del 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) ha confirmado que algunas empresas como El Rey los productos, lo que genera más de $59M en ventas de comestibles y productos decidieron cerrar de nuevo el 1ro de mayo para permitir a sus empleados a participar en la marcha del Día Sin Inmigrantes. El Cabrito restaurante en Milwaukee es otro negocio que se ha confirmado que se va a cerrar, así, de acuerdo con la página de la cuenta VDLF Facebook. VDLF no ha publicado una lista actual de los negocios latinos que se cerrarán hasta el momento, pero la lista está creciendo como lo hizo en febrero.
En febrero, más de 165 empresas latinas en el área de Milwaukee y estatal decidieron cerrar y perdieron más de $1,3 millones en ingresos en un solo día. Algunas empresas latinas que no cierran debido a mantener su negocio a flote se enfrentaron a un boicot por la propia comunidad a la que sirven.
Muchos propietarios de negocios latinos voluntariamente cerraron y tomaron una enorme pérdida de negocio por un día para apoyar el movimiento de VDLF para promover el cambio en la reforma de inmigración y otros asuntos que afectan a la comunidad latina inmigrante indocumentada. Mientras que otras empresas latinas no se quedaron con una opción, pero para cerrar o se enfrentan a un boicot por parte de la comunidad de apoyo a VDLF, de acuerdo con algunos propietarios de negocios.
Parece que en los últimos 11 años, las empresas latinas han perdido más de $14.5M en los ingresos estimados durante el día sin latinos y que no afecta la base económica cual dona fondos para campañas que apoyan a los políticos estatales y federales legisladores republicanos que son re-elegido o elegida/o con la agenda para oprimir a la población latina en Wisconsin hoy.
VDLF incluso ha creado un comité dueño del negocio denominado "Negocios en La Lucha" y los propietarios de negocios en el comité han decidido una vez más para cerrar sus negocios en esta ocasión. Al cerrar su negocio por un día en realidad les más efectos a los mismos con pérdidas de negocio y no a quienes están tratando de luchar contra ellos, que son las grandes corporaciones, los fabricantes y las tiendas comerciales como Walmart, Menards, Pepsi, productos Coors y la lista sigue que realmente ayuda el GOP (legisladores republicanos extremos) hoy y Trump.
Algunos podrían argumentar que las empresas latinas que deciden a cerrar durante el día sin inmigrantes en realidad toman la pérdida de negocio, mientras que las empresas que siguen apoyando a los republicanos siguen con éxito para oprimir. Latinos deben de gastar su dinero en tiendas y negocios latinos dónde los apoyan y les dan la bienvenida y no en empresas racistas donde usan el dinero del latino para apoyar los legisladores Republicanos para oprimir el mismo consumidor latino.
Los negocios latinos deben permanecer abiertos para generar el empoderamiento económico de reinvertir en la comunidad para oponerse y apoyar la lucha contra cualquier intento de oprimir al crecimiento de la comunidad latina, que los latinos y los negocios latinos son también los principales contribuyentes de impuestos y los consumidores en el estado de Wisconsin.
Los latinos aún no han captado la idea de que tienen una potenciación económica y si pueden aprender a manejar su poder económico, la reforma migratoria eventualmente se llevará a cabo. Los latinos deben gastar sus dólares en los negocios latinos y empresas que los apoyan y no deben gastar su dinero en lugares donde no son bienvenidos o sí apoyan el GOP y Trump.
VDLF volverá a dirigir una marcha de la comunidad desde la calle sur de la 5 y oeste de la calle Washington hasta la Corte del Condado de Milwaukee el lunes, 1ro de mayo de a partir del mediodía.

VDLF hasta en momento no ha criticado abiertamente a las organizaciones basadas en la comunidad latina y sin fines de lucro para que apoyen y cierren como lo hace con los negocios latinos.

Nota del editor:

Hispanic News Network U.S.A se  ha dado cuenta que las siguientes organizaciones latinas de base comunitaria y grupos sin fines de lucro no van a cerrar el 1ro de mayo en apoyo de la marcha del inmigrante patrocinada por Voces de la Frontera y ninguna de las organizaciones mencionadas han enviado un aviso de que van a cerrar para permitir sus empleados asistir a la marcha con los inmigrantes.

• La Causa, Inc.

• United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc.

• La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha

• The Spanish Center

• United Community Center

• The Roberto Hernández Center U.W. -Milwaukee

• Southside Organizing Committee

• Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

• Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

• Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation/Mexican Fiesta


(Traducción por el periódico El Mañanero)




Wisconsin Latino Businesses Faced Nearly $1.3M In Estimated Loss During "Día Sin Latinos" In February

In February, more than 165 Milwaukee and statewide Latino business owners decided to close during a Day without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees, which resulted in more than $1.3M in business loss just in one day.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 21, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) has confirmed that some businesses including El Rey Products, which generates more than $59M in grocery and product sales decided to close again for the May 1st Immigrant march to allow its employees to participate in the march. The local El Cabrito Restaurant is another business that has confirmed that it will close as well, according to the VDLF Facebook page account. VDLF hasn't released a current list of Latino businesses that will be closing so far, but the list is growing as it did in February.
In February, more than 165 Latino businesses in the Milwaukee and statewide area decided to close and lost more than $1.3M in revenue just in one day. Some Latino businesses who did not close due to keeping their business afloat were facing a boycott by the very community they served.
Many Latino business owners voluntarily close and take a huge loss of business for one day to support the VDLF movement to promote change in immigration reform and other issues affecting the Latino undocumented immigrant community. While other Latino businesses are not left with an option, but to close or face a boycott by the community supporting VDLF, according to some business owners.
It seems that in the last 11 years, Latino businesses have lost more than $14.5M in estimated revenue during the one Day without Latinos, which doesn't effect the very economic base that supports and finance political GOP state and federal legislators that are re-elected or elected with the agenda to oppress the Latino population in Wisconsin today.
VDLF has even created a business owner committee called "Negocios en La Lucha" and the business owners in the committee have decided once again to close their businesses this time around. By closing their business for one day actually effects them more in business loss than those they are trying to fight against, which is the big corporations, manufacturers and shopping stores like Walmart, Menard's, Pepsi, Coors products and the list goes on that actually support the GOP (extreme Republican legislators) today and Trump.
Some might argue that the Latino businesses who decide to close for the one Day without Immigrants actually take a hit in business loss while the businesses that continue to support the GOP welcome Latinos to spend their money at their stores so, it can be use to support those legislators working to oppress the very same Latino consumer.
Latino businesses should remain open for business to generate economic empowerment to reinvest back into the community to oppose and support the fight against any attempt to oppress the Latino community growth, which Latinos and Latino businesses are also major tax contributors and consumers in the state of Wisconsin.
Latinos have not yet grasp the idea that they have an economic empowerment and if they can learn how to manage their economic spending power, immigration reform will eventually take place. Latinos need to spend their hard eatned dollars at Latino businesses and businesses that support and welcomes them and shouldn't spend their money at places thay they are not welcome or do support the GOP and Trump.
VDLF will once again lead a community march from S. 5th St. and W. Washington St. to the Milwaukee County Courthouse on Monday, May 1st starting at noon.
VDLF has not openly advocated for Latino community based organizations and non-profits to close as Latino businesses.

Editors note:

Hispanic News Network U.S.A. has learned that the following Latino Community Based Organizations and non-profit groups will not close on May 1st in support of the Voces de la Frontera immigrant march and none have send out a notice that they will close to allow their employees to march with immigrants.

• La Causa, Inc.

• United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc.

• La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha

• The Spanish Center

• United Community Center

• The Roberto Hernández Center U.W. -Milwaukee

• Southside Organizing Committee

• Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee

• Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Wisconsin

• Wisconsin Hispanic Scholarship Foundation/Mexican Fiesta




Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Todos Somos Perú Fundraising Event In Milwaukee Draws Outpoor Of Community Support

Perú relief fund efforts draws outpour by local business owners and Latino community.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 19, 2017

Milwauke, WI - On Wednesday, Luz Sosa, the community organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin spoke about climate change during a joined press conference with 350.Org, an environmental group and the effects that contributed to the recent heavy rains that caused floods and mudslides in Perú. Sosa also says that business owners from the ACW Latino Caucus, which is part of the Citizen Action of Wisconsin have been so generous by donating food and other items to raffle at the "Todos Somos Perú" event. Sosa and members of the ACW have been working tirelessly to generate funds to provide relief aid for areas devastated by the abnormal El Niño downpours of rain causing floods in Perú.
An estimated 70,000 people have lost their homes and more than 70 deaths have been reported in Perú as a result of El Niño devastation in remote areas.
A fundraising event for Perú will take place at the Wherehouse Club, 818 S. Water St. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Sunday, April 30, 2017 from noon to 8:00 p.m.

Full video of press conference at: https://youtu.be/tbq5yAGJ2KY


For information about contributing donations, getting tickets and contact person for the Todos Somos Perú event: http://bit.ly/2nt3bAK


Saturday, April 15, 2017

California Governor Jerry Brown Pardons Deported Veteran Hector Barajas

Barajas, a deported veteran who established the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana has been pardon by California Governor Jerry Brown.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 15, 2017

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico - On Saturday, deported veteran Hector Barajas who established the Deported Veteran Support House (DVSH) in Tijuana announced that California Governor Jerry Brown (D) has pardon him clearing any obstacle from becoming a U.S. Citizen and returning to the U.S. Also pardoned by Governor Brown were deported Veterans Erasmo Apodada Mendizabal and Marco Chavez.
Barajas is awaiting the decision by the U.S. Immigration Services on their decision to allow Barajas to become a citizen and with the latest pardon development, Barajas is on his way to becoming a U.S. Citizen.
Barajas, is the Director and Founder of the DVSH-Tijuana inBaja California, Mexico. Barajas had also previously announced the upcoming opening of a second Deported Veterans Support House in Juarez (DVSH-Juarez) in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. The inaugural opening of the DVSH-Juarez will be held on April 22, 2017, where Barajas will be present from noon to 5:00 p.m. to kick-off a new bunker chapter along with Jose Francisco Lopez, who will be the director of the DVSH-Juarez for the purpose to help organized local deported Veterans, to establish a working relationship between deported Veterans, activists and Veterans service providers from the U.S. Veterans Administration to provide information or assistance on how to apply for VA benefits and medical assistance in El Paso, Texas and surrounding area, according to Barajas.
The DVSH-Juarez location will be at Valle del ARNO 3116, FRACC Plaza del Sol, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Cp 32610. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

7 Latino Media Outlets Co-sponsor "United For Perú" In Milwaukee

Six Latino news media outlets from Milwaukee and one news media outlet from Waukegan have come together to promote and co-sponsor "Somos Todos Perú" a United for Perú fundraising event.

By H. Nelson Goodson 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 12, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - For the first time, seven Latino news media outlets have joined to promote and co-sponsor "Somos Todos Perú" a fundraising event for Perú. Perú suffered a flood disaster due rain and climate change effects. Six of the Latino news media outlets from Milwaukee are El Conquistador Newspaper, El Mañanero Newpaper, The Spanish Journal Newspaper, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) an Internet news Blog, also La Caliente 97.9 FM Radio and Azteca Wisconsin TV 38, and from Waukegan, Illinois, Radio Latina 5.0/1500 AM Radio. It would be the first time ever that six Latino news media outlets from Wisconsin and a news media outlet from Illinois have joined as a coalition of co-sponsors in a humanitarian act to aid Perú.
Luz Sosa, a community organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin is the lead organizing sponsor for "United for Perú" including the following sponsors which includes local Milwaukee Latino businesses and Lambda Alpha Uplison Fraternity.
The fundraising even for Perú will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Wherehouse Night Club, 818 S. Water Street in Milwaukee from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and the donation for ticket is $15.00. Link for more info and tickets at: http://bit.ly/2nt3bAK
According to the organizers, kids enter FREE!!! The Perú fundraising event will showcase multiple dance shows, 4 DJ's, food by purchase, raffles and more.

7 Medios Noticieros Latinos Apoyan "Unidos Para El Perú" En Milwaukee

Noticia del momento.

Por H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

12 de abril del 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Por primera vez se une una coalición de siete medios de noticias en Español (Latinos) en apoyo de "Unidos por el Perú" en el esfuerzo de recaudar fondos para los damnificados de Perú. El evento para el Perú se llevará acabo en domingo 30 de abril del 2017 en el Wherehouse Club localizado en 818 Sur de calle Water en Milwaukee comenzando a las 12 del medio día hasta las 8 de la noche.
Perú sufrió un desastre de inundaciones y deslizamientos de tierra por causa de lluvias y efectos de cambio climático.
Seis de los medios de noticias en Español son de la ciudad de Milwaukee, periódico El Conquistador, periódico El Mañanero, periódico The Spanish Journal, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) un Blog de noticias en la red (Internet), también La Caliente 97.9 FM Radio y Wisconsin Azteca TV 38, y de Waukegan, Illinois, Radio Latina 5.0/1500 AM Radio.
Luz Sosa, la organizadora principal de Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) confirma que la ACW es la principal organización cual esta patrocinando "Unidos por el Perú" cual incluye otros patrocinadores como negocios Latinos en Milwaukee y Lambda Alpha Uplison Fraternity.
De acuerdo por parte de los organizadores del evento, los niños entran gratis, habrá presentaciones por grupos de baile, se presentaran 4 DJ's, habrá comida de venta, rifas y mucho más.

Para más información y como conseguir su boleto de $15.00 al evento de Unidos por el Perú visite el link: http://bit.ly/2nt3bAK

Monday, April 10, 2017

Frank Lee Jude Jr. Trashed Milwaukee Northside Gas Station

Jude Jr. apparently got mad and trashed a gas station.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 10, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Frank Lee Jude Jr., 38, became agitated and trashed the inside of a gas station at N. Teutonia Ave. and W. Atkinson Ave. causing hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise damage. A video posted by Raymond Willis on Facebook caught Jude in action as he trashed the gas station and ran around throwing merchandise.
Jude Jr. was arrested by police and booked in the Milwaukee County jail pending multiple charges and bail was set at $1,150, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.
In 2016, Jude Jr. was taken into custody near the 2000 block of W. Lincoln Ave. by police after resisting arrest and suspicion of possession of drugs (cocaine) including violation of probation. Charges against Jude Jr. were later dropped.
In May 2015, Jude Jr. was convicted on two misdemeanor counts for violating a domestic abuse injunction.
He was arrested in 2015 by Wauwatosa police for domestic abuse and resisting arrest after he allegedly struck his girlfriend. He was later released from jail after time served in that case. At the time, Jude Jr. didn't have enough money to bail himself out.
In 2012, Jude Jr. who was beaten by 15 off-duty Milwaukee police officers at a party in 2004 was awarded a settlement of $2 million dollars by the Milwaukee Common Council as a result of a civil lawsuit.
In 2008, Jude Jr. was convicted in Winnebago County for two misdemeanor counts for battery and disorderly conduct.

Video: Frank Lee Jude Jr. trashing the inside of a gas station in Milwaukee's Northside: https://youtu.be/o1DCW5RSn0o

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Duckworth, Lang, Neumann-Ortiz And Sosa Empowering Their Communities For Political And Social Justice In Milwaukee

Women behind the grassroots organizing for political and social justice empowerment in their communities in Milwaukee

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 9, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Milwaukee area grassroot leaders gathered at Turner Hall to discussed organizing efforts, immigration movement, health care, reaching out to the community at large to get involved in electing their own public officials to influence change within their neighborhoods.
The grassroots leaders from the  Latino and Afro-American community and non-profit organizations are;

• Angela Lang, For Our Future

• Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Voces de la Frontera

• Norma Duckworth, Open Door Community Center of Jesus Christ Inc.

• Luz Sosa, community organizer  from Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin.



Saturday, April 8, 2017

Shots Fired, Vehicle Pursuit And Crash Reported In Milwaukee's Southside

Police investigating shots fired and crash in the Southside of Milwaukee.

B6 H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 8, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On late Friday, police responded to shots fire around 11:06 p.m. at the 1300 block of W. Hayes Ave. and when police arrived they discovered that a vehicle had crashed into a parked vehicle. Apparently, the suspects fled the scene and police searched for spent cartridges in the area.
Police around 11:10 p.m. responded to a pursuit called that began at S. 63rd St. and West Oklahoma Ave. and continued East through the intersection at S. Clement Ave., S. Kinnikinnick Ave. and E. Russell Ave. in Bay View.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

ArtWorks Luncheon Raised $3.2K For UMOS Mural

UMOS Mural unveiling set for May 20th in Milwaukee's Southside.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 6, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, a luncheon sponsored by ArtWorks for Milwaukee managed to raise $3,200 for the UMOS Mural 50th Anniversary that depicts multiple themes since 1965 leading up to the civil rights, migrant rights and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chapman Hall takeover by 500 Latino educational activists to the creation of the Milwaukee Public Schools Bilingual program in the State of Wisconsin. The ArtWorks luncheon was hosted by the United Migrant Opportunity Services (UMOS) on S. Chase Ave.
The unveiling of the 90 foot long by 10 foot high UMOS Mural is set for May 20, 2017 at 2 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in front of the Butters-Fetting Company located at S. Mitchell Street, S. 1st and S. Kinnickinnic Ave.


Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Tony Baez, Larry Miller And Paula Phillips Elected To Milwaukee Public School Board

Milwaukee Southside voters elected Dr. Tony Baez to the Milwaukee School Board in the 6th District making him the first Hispanic man to become a Board member.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 5, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Dr. Tony Baez was elected to the Milwaukee School Board and thanked his campaign staff including Carmen Cabrera, Sylvia Ortiz Velez, Luz Sosa, Virginio Miranda, Oscar Brenes, Milwaukee County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic, Pablo Baez, Maria Olaiz de Jenkins, Ernesto Ramirez, Adrian Chan, Justin Bielinski, Ivelis Perez, Cesar Cerna, Brandon Savage, Kyle Kummers and others who worked tirelessly to get Baez elected. The Baez campaign celebrated their success at Los Tres Hermanos Restaurant in Milwaukee's Southside.
Baez released the following statement, "The Wisconsin Working Families Party saw that a District Six victory could be key to creating a pro-public school majority on the school board as well as having a dedicated voice for Latino students. They recruited me to run, supporting me throughout the election progress. I’m proud to work with Working Families because we share a vision and a drive to support and deliver a quality education to all of the students in our diverse city,” said Dr. Tony Baez, the newly elected District Six member of the board. “Thanks to Working Families’ campaign support and community organizing, we’ve turned the tide in Milwaukee against privatization and charter schools."
Citizen Action of Wisconsin released a statement on their Facebook page that cooperative organizing members from the Acción de Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) "volunteered over the last 6 weekends to help elect our member Tony Baez to the Milwaukee School Board." Luz Sosa is the community organizer for ACW.
Sosa says that the successful campaign to elect Baez to the MPS Board is attributed to volunteers and members of ACW to knock at more than 5,000 doors, made more than 1,000 calls to registered voters and had 250 shifts of volunteers during the campaign in the Milwaukee Southside Latino community MPS Board district 6.
Dr. Baez became the first Hispanic man to get elected as a Board member in District 6. Baez in the 1970's was one of the original designers who created the bilingual program in the Milwaukee Public Schools. In those days, Texas migrant workers sons and daughters including Mexican nationals and Puerto Ricans who arrived in Milwaukee and registered in MPS were looked upon students with a disability simply because they only spoke Spanish and were assigned to special education classes. The bilingual program managed to teach both Spanish and English to help students succeed in MPS.
Dr. Baez's 40-year experience in education and being one of the foremost bilingual program creators for MPS showed that his credentials as a former Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Provost at the Milwaukee Area Technical College and a progressive social consultant on education will make a difference at MPS. 
Other elected MPS Board members are Larry Miller (Dist. 5) who was re-elected, Paula Phillips (Dist. 7) and Annie Woodward (Dist. 4).
In other elections, Tony Evers running for Superintendent of Public Instruction easily won re-election for a third term. 
Kashoua "Kristy" Yang was elected to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Branch 47 and Valarie Hill was re-elected to the Milwaukee Municipal Judge Branch 1. Yang became the first Hmong-American woman to be elected as Circuit Court judge in the State of Wisconsin and the second nationally.
The proposed Wheel Tax referendum in Milwaukee County to increase the vehicle registration for vehicles by $60 failed to passed.
Other elections in Dodge County, Raymond Caballero was elected as Fox Lake Clerk/Treasurer. Steven L. Gonzales became the elected Neosho Village President.
In Walworth County, Natalie Alvarez was elected as a Bloomfield Village Trustee.
In school district elections, Joy Corona was elected to an open seat for the Silver Lake/Salem Joint school district 1. In Shorewood, Pablo Muirhead was elected to the Shorewood School district 2.


Video of supporters and campaign staff for Dr. Tony Baez http://goo.gl/xbnFTm



Saturday, April 1, 2017

Milwaukee Latino Community Celebrated César E. Chavez's 90th Birthday

City Hall and the Farm Project/S. César E. Chavez hosted the César E. Chavez's Birthday celebration.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

April 1, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Latinos and public elected officials celebrated the 90th Birthday of the late United Farm Workers Union leader César E. Chavez at the Milwaukee City Hall rotunda and at the Super Mercado El Rey at the 900 block of S. César E. Chavez Drive. A life-size bronze statue of Chavez was unveiled last year and this year, a name plaque will be placed by the statue.
A reception was hosted by Ernesto and Olivia Villarreal, the owners of the popular El Rey. 
The Chavez statue at the El Rey property in Milwaukee's Southside is the eight location in the nation to have a life-size statue of the late UFW leader.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Milwaukee Public School Board Voted Unanimously For Sanctuary Status

Hundreds of students and supporters managed to convince the entire Milwaukee Public School Board to vote unanimously for a sanctuary status.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 30, 2017

Milwaukee, Wisconsin - On Thursday, the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) Board voted unanimously to make its school districts sanctuary. MPS has become the first school district in Wisconsin to become a sanctuary to protect all students attending, despite their immigration status.
Tony Baez, a candidate for the MPS Board for District 6 gave an inspiring speech in favor of sanctuary status as others did before him, which brought tears to those participating and members of the current Board.
The sanctuary status will make it difficult for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enforce immigration laws within the school districts in Milwaukee, which becomes another set back for Trump's executive order on immigration enforcement and the GOP controlled legislature in Wisconsin.
Students and allies held a rally outside of the MPS administration in favor of making MPS a sanctuary district. The rally was sponsored by Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant and workers rights organization.

Video: How the MPS Board voted on school district sanctuary resolution 1617R-007 http://goo.gl/efMurd


Deceased Victim Daniel Lee Baker, aka, "Dbo" Suspected Shooter Les Paul Henderson Makes Bail

Henderson, the suspect who allegedly shot and killed Dbo makes bail and posted on Facebook that he is not a bad person and the news article about the shooting incident was false.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 30, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, Les Paul Henderson, 28, went on Facebook (FB) and told FB users that a news article about his alleged connection to the shooting death of Daniel Lee Baker, 36, aka, "Dbo" was false. Henderson posted on FB, ..."I'm not a bad person and the news article is FALSE..." Henderson apparently made a $10,000 cash bail, but according to court records, his case is still active.
Milwaukee police arrested both Desiree Lee Kerner, 31, and her boyfriend, Henderson in connection with the early March homicide of Baker. According to police, Henderson shot Baker while Kerner was present. Kerner has not been charged with the homicide, but her parole officer placed a hold on her after it was learned that drugs were involved. She remains in custody for a prior felony conviction.
Henderson was charged with two felony counts for 2nd-degree reckless homicide and for possession of a weapon by a felon. If convicted, Henderson is facing up to 25 years in prison for reckless homicide and up to $100,000 in fines and 10 years in prison for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and up to $25,000 in fines. Henderson was held on a $10,000 cash bond.
Henderson is expected back in court on April 4, he has pleaded not guilty.
Baker was shot at the 2300 block of S. 9th Street and later died at a local hospital, according to police.
According to the criminal complaint, an argument resulting from an accusation by Kerner that someone had tried to put his hands on her ignited an altercation. Baker who was inside Kerner's home asked what was happening. Then argument between Baker and Henderson followed and Baker made a phone call to get some people to come over and handle the situation. But Henderson got upset because Baker had called for other people to get involved in the argument. Then, Henderson took out a .22 Caliber handgun and pointed it at Baker, telling him that he would shoot him. At that time, Kerner's brother who had previously given the gun to Henderson tried to keep Henderson from shooting Baker and pulled Henderson's arm causing the handgun to fire and a bullet struck Baker in the stomach.
Henderson then fled the scene, but police were able to get fingerprints from a beer can to identify Henderson, since Kerner and her brother wouldn't cooperate with police in identifying that Henderson had shot Baker.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Negocios Latinos y Aliados Se Unen Para Realizar Evento De Recaudar Fondos Para El Perú En Milwaukee

Un evento de recaudación de fondos para el Perú se confirma para el 30 de abril del 2017 en el popular Wherehouse Night Club.

Por H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

28 de marzo del 2017

Milwaukee, WI - El martes, Luz Sosa, la organizadora de la comunidad de Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) confirmó que la organización con los esfuerzos realizados por el grupo y aliados se organiza un gran evento que tendrá lugar en el Wherehouse Night Club, 818 S. Water Street en Milwaukee para el 30 de abril comenzando a las 12:00 p.m. ACW llevó a cabo una reunión de negocios de la comunidad Latina en Candela's Restaurante y Bar donde se informó sobre las políticas y recursos de empleo para los propietarios de negocios Latinos. En la reunión, los asistentes acordaron celebrar y apoyar el caso de Perú, que se ha reportado deslizamientos causando millones de dólares en daños a la zona más afectada por las fuertes lluvias.
Las entrada al evento para recaudación de fondos tendrá un costo de $15.00 por persona y los fondos generados serán  enviados a Perú para ser utilizado donde más se necesitan.

Para más información sobre el evento para recaudar fondos beneficiando a Perú: http://bit.ly/2nt3bAK


Video de negociantes Latinos y aliados con Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin en apoyo a Perú: https://youtu.be/5KSKswN6qxY

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Latino Businesses And Allies Unite To Hold Event For Perú In Milwaukee

A fundraising event for Perú is set for April 30 at the popular Wherehouse Night Club.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 28, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Luz Sosa, the community organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (ACW) confirmed organizing efforts by the group and allies for a major event to be held at the Wherehouse Night Club for April 30th starting at 12:00 p.m. ACW held a business communty gathering at Candela's Family Restaurant Bar  where it discussed employment policies and resources for Latino business owners. At the gathering, those attending agreed to hold and support the event for Perú, which has have mudslides causing millions of dollars of damages to the area hardest hit by heavy rains.
Tickets for the event will cost $15.00 each and funds generated will be sent to Perú to be used where they are most needed.

More information about the event for Perú at link: http://bit.ly/2nt3bAK


Video of Latino business owners and allies of Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin in support of Perú https://youtu.be/5KSKswN6qxY


Monday, March 27, 2017

Rogue ICE Agents Enter Home, U.S. Citizen Shot, Apparently No Warrant Involving Wrong Home

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement internal affairs has launched an investigation into an ICE agent and U.S. Citizen shooting in Illinois.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 27, 2017

Belmont Cragin, Illinois - On Monday, rogue U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents broke into a home around 6:20 a.m. with blazing weapons and an ICE agent shot a man in the left arm. The ICE agent claims that the man who happens to be a U.S. Citizen at the home had pointed a weapon at the agent. The victims daughter in contrary claims her father and all who were at the home have legal status to be in the country.
Apparently,  the ICE agents had no warrant to break into the home, no warrant against the victim or anyone else in the home. The injured victim who was identified by his family as Felix Torres, 53 was not wanted nor the intended target. Torres was transported to Stroger Hospital where he is expected to survive.
ICE's Office of Personal Responsibility (internal affairs) has launched an investigation of the unlawful ICE raid.
Today, ICE operations have become known as Trump's ICE regime raids, which ICE has gained the reputation of being the most corrupt federal immigration enforcement agency compatible to the Nazi era SS (Gestapo). Last week, ICE illegally arrested 40 undocumented immigrants without warrants in Alabama and have kept the detainees in an undisclosed facility and no information was provided to family members. 
In Portland, Oregon at least two DREAMers were taken into custody without judicial warrants, one had a prior drunk driving conviction and was identified as Francisco J. Rodríguez Domínguez. The other was identified as Emmanuel Ayala who was taken into custody on Sunday. Ayala's family says, that he renewed his DACA status recently (about three days before his arrest), but ICE came knocking at the door on Sunday morning and detained him. Emmanuel suffers from am an illness and needs medication and a wheel chair to move around, according to family members.
Also, at least 26 undocumented immigrants serving a court order community service sentence in Tarrant County in Fort Worth were taken into custody by ICE making the largest arrest by ICE in Texas. Tarrant County Sheriff Bill E. Waybourn confirmed that inmates processed at the jail are checked for legal status.
ICE has launched a campaign to shame police and other law enforcement agencies who refuse to partnership under the ICE 287(g) program, which allows police officers, sheriff deputies and state police to enforcement immigration laws. The 287(g) program has failed due to illegal profiling, violation of civil rights and discrimination by those law enforcement officers enforcing immigration laws. For example, former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio was sued for civil rights violations, illegal profiling and discrimination against Latino's in Arizona. Arpaio was ousted from office in November and is awaiting sentencing by a federal judge for contempt of court.
ICE has updated their detained requests forms to hold suspected undocumented immigrants while at a county jail, but the ICE Detainees by U.S. Homeland Security are not legal bin ding to hold someone, only a court order warrant by a judge to hold someone is legal, according to a federal judge ruling.
ICE's is trying to pass the detainees as lawful holding requests, which they are not.
Under the Obama administration, ICE agents have been invloved in illegal acts during raids, unhumane treatment of detained undocumented immigrants, multi-deaths at ICE detention centers have been reported, ICE agents have used coercion to force detainees to sign voluntary waivers for deportation. 
U.S. Border Protection and ICE agents were also involved in the 2010 death of Anastacio Hernández Rojas, 42, an undocumented immigrant who was brutally beaten and tasered multiple times by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and later died at a hospital. The family recently settled a wrongful death lawsuit for $1M to avoid another three years of court room litigation. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (ICHR) in Washington, D.C. sued the U.S. for the torture and homicide of Hernández Rojas. In November 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) decided not to prosecute or file felony murder charges against eight U.S. Border Patrol agents, Customs and Border Protection agents including four supervisors who watched and encouraged the deadly abuse of Hernández Rojas at the San Ysidro Port-of-entry crossing for lack of evidence. 
The DOJ said, during a court hearing claimed that the agents involved used reasonable force to subdue Hernández Rojas. It was later discovered that 15 to 25 border patrol agents participated while others watched Hernández Rojas get beaten, kicked and tased repeatedly while in handcuffs at the U.S. border crossing.
Hernández Rojas pleaded for help and for the agents to stop beating and who were repeatedly tasering him as dozens of witnesses watched, video recorded captured images of the incident from the border bridge crossing.
The ICE and Border Protection agents later confiscated witnesses cellphones, deleted videos and photos to cover up the brutal beating. The agents didn't even file reports that at least 30 witnesses were present during the incident. The witnesses were also dispersed from the scene in an attempt to cover up the brutal beating and homicide of Hernández Rojas. Only three witnesses were later interviewed by San Diego police who investigated the case.
A cellphone video later surfaced showing the border patrol agents beating and tazering Hernández Rojas multiple times who pleaded for help. 
The ICHR is the only human rights international commission that has jurisdiction and authority to hear an individual complaint against the U.S. for human rights violations.
In an interview with Democracy Now, Roxanna Altholz, an international human rights lawyer and scholar, including an associate director at the University of California-Berkeley's International Human Rights Law Clinic said, that since Hernández Rojas murder in 2010 by border patrol agents, at least 40 to 50 undocumented immigrants have been killed by agents and none of the border patrol agents involved have been held accountable or brought to justice.
The San Diego Medical Examiner's Office classified Hernández Rojas death as a homicide. Hernández Rojas autopsy revealed that he had five broken ribs, had suffered from a lack of oxygen to his brain for 8 minutes causing brain dead as a result of a heart attack attributed to the beating and taser's electrical shocks, had abrasions/contusions to the face, arms and legs including a large hematoma.
Judge M. James Lorenz of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of California on September 29, 2014 determined that the U.S. Border Patrol agents identified as Phillip Krasielwicz, Gabriel Ducoing and Derrick Llewellyn; Immigration Enforcement Agents Harinzo Naraisnesingh and Andre Piligrino; Customs and Border Protection Officers Kurt Sauer and agent Allen Boutwell; Border Patrol Supervisors Ishmael Finn, Guillermo E. Avila and Edward C. Caliri, and Custom and Border Protection Supervisor Ramon De Jesús were responsible or contributed to Hernández Rojas death in 2010.


Update: U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) in a press released called for an investigation into Torres shooting. Gutierrez says, that Torres is a permanent resident in the U.S. and has a Green Card.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Waukegan Mayoral Candidates Lisa May And Sam Cunningham Seek The Latino Vote

Both candidates May and Cunningham have launched a citywide campaign to attract the Latino vote, which could become the deciding voting block to elect the next mayor of Waukegan.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 24, 2017

Waukegan, Illinois - On Friday, Waukegan mayoral candidates Lisa May and Sam Cunningham who are both current members of the City Common Council went on Radio Latina 5.0 and WPJX 1500 AM to let the Latino voting population know where they stand on sanctuary or safe cities for undocumented immigrants during an interview by Raúl Ventura Ortiz, the radio host. May's campaign doesn't seem to take the Latino voting block for granted and has been distributing bilingual political literature to reach Spanish and English-speaking voters, which says, "We must embrace Waukegan's diversity because it is one of our greatest strenghts. I stand united with our Latino community, for our future, for the future of Waukegan...she "will fight to defend Waukegan's DREAMers and their families because they are our community's future." May who is running as an independent candidate explained that City officials and police officers will not participate in immigration enforcement, if elected as Mayor. May says that Waukegan will continue operate with all the same policies and protections as a sanctuary city, under her administration, if elected Mayor, immigrants will not be asked for immigration status if you are calling for services. Her biggest fear would be, if someone would not call for services for fear of being deported resulting with the separation of families, according to May. May is a first generation daughter of an immigrant and understands what an immigrant father living a small apartment goes through to support his family. She confirmed that she doesn't want to pass a resolution to officially make Waukegan a sanctuary city, but Waukegan will operate as a sanctuary city, if elected.
May's believes that a sanctuary city makes a false assumption that it is a safe city and if the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) decides to go to any city like L.A. and Chicago to conduct raids, they can do so to enforce federal immigration laws. Secondly, becoming a sanctuary city puts a target for ICE to conduct raids, according to May who promised to make sure Waukegan becomes a safe city and services are offered to everyone regardless of immigration status.
May's father immigrated to the U.S. as young man from Yugoslavia.
May is vigorously campaigning to attract more than 9,000 eligible registered Latino voters before the April 4th election.
Cunningham on the other hand told Ventura Ortiz that he also is in support of a safe city for immigrants and will make sure immigrants are not discriminated and should get city services as well. Cunningham who is a Democrat said that he was one of two city aldermen that opposed the 287(g) years ago and he did it because it was wrong. He also agrees with May that police, the fire department and city workers will not share information about undocumented students or their parents to the feds. The City of Waukegan will operate as a sanctuary city, even if it won't be officially recognized as one, according to Cunningham, if elected Mayor. He told Latino students at the debate at Radio Latino that he would promise to address issues that affect the community because we can't be in control by Washington, D.C., Springfield (the State Capitol legislature) or county and need to work together to make Waukegan the greatest community on the face of the earth. 
The population in Waukegan is about 53.45% Hispanic, according to the last U.S. Census and about 9,700 Latinos are registered to vote, but during the last Primary Election not even 8% (776) of Latinos voted in the election, according to Ventura Ortiz.
City aldermen/women could get elected to office with about 200 to 300 votes due to a very low voter turnout.

Video: Lisa May and Sam Cunningham make their stand in making Waukegan a safe city for undocumented immigrants and their families. https://youtu.be/_ElAnYY3nnw



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Tony Baez, A Clear Choice For The Milwaukee Public School Board

Baez, if elected to the Milwaukee Public School Board says bilingualism would be a priority, which would include all students to learn and graduate knowing several languages.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 23, 2017 

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, the Southside Organizing Committee held a debate between Dr. Tony Baez and Jonatan Zuniga who are both running for the Milwaukee Public School (MPS) Board District 6. Baez's 40-year experience in education and being one of the foremost bilingual program creators for MPS showed that his credentials as a former Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Provost at the Milwaukee Area Technical College and a progressive social consultant on education will make a difference at MPS compared to Zuniga. Zuniga told those attending the debate that he believed that bilingualism was an ideology and would not impose it on all MPS students. In response, Baez confirmed that bilingualism was not an ideology, but a proven program that works and makes students more competitive in the field.
Zuniga focused on understanding how the MPS budget is spent and one of his concerns was how much money is spent on security for MPS, also how students are treated like criminals at highly secured high schools and wants students to work with businesses to prepare them for work skills after they graduate. Baez says, if elected, he will make sure progressive ideas in making MPS better should be implemented to allow students to succeed in education. He also stated, that he is not accepting campaign donations from big corporations and his vote is not for sale.
Baez previously confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) when asked if Hispanic students are being prepared to seek higher education, that today, MPS students are not currently being prepared with college bound courses and are not being encouraged to seek higher education as an option. Baez says, he will work to implement college bound courses to prepare students for college and universities.
Zuniga recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and doesn't seem to have a clear understanding about the complexity of the MPS educational system. Baez on the other hand, is anot independent Consultant on Bilingualism, Education and Latino Issues and former President and CEO for the Council for the Spanish Speaking (Centro Hispano) who has devoted most of his life in promoting educational change to create opportunities for students and certainly makes him qualified to become a school board member.
The MPS School Board election is on April 4th.

Debate between Dr. Tony Baez and Jonatan Zuniga, video courtesy of Virginio Miranda at: http://goo.gl/HmS22c


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Two Suspects Arrested In Connection With Daniel "Dbo" Baker's Homicide In Milwaukee's Southside

36-year-old man died after being shot by suspect, a 28-year-old man who happens to be the boyfriend of the victim's former girlfriend.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 21, 2017
(Updated)

Milwaukee, WI - Milwaukee police have arrested both Desiree Lee Kerner, 31, and her boyfriend, Les Paul Henderson, 28, in connection with the early March homicide of Daniel "Danny" Lee Baker, 36, aka, "Dbo". According to police, Henderson shot Baker while Kerner was present. Kerner has not been charged with the homicide, but her parole officer placed a hold on her after it was learned that drugs were involved. She remains in custody for a prior felony conviction.
Henderson was charged with two felony counts for 2nd-degree reckless homicide and for possession of a weapon by a felon. If convicted, Henderson is facing up to 25 years in prison for reckless homicide and up to $100,000 in fines and 10 years in prison for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon and up to $25,000 in fines. Henderson is being held on a $10,000 cash bond, but a hold has been placed.
Henderson is expected back in court on April 4, he has pleaded not guilty.
Baker was shot at the 2300 block of S. 9th Street and later died at a local hospital, according to police.
According to the criminal complaint, an argument resulting from an accusation by Kerner that someone had tried to put his hands on her ignited an altercation. Baker who was inside Kerner's home asked what was happening. Then argument between Baker and Henderson followed and Baker made a phone call to get some people to come over and handle the situation. But Henderson got upset because Baker had called for other people to get involved in the argument. Then, Henderson took out a .22 Caliber handgun and pointed it at Baker, telling him that he would shoot him. At that time, Kerner's brother who had previously given the gun to Henderson tried to keep Henderson from shooting Baker and pulled Henderson's arm causing the handgun to fire and a bullet struck Baker in the stomach.
Henderson then fled the scene, but police were able to get fingerprints from a beer can to identify Henderson, since Kerner and her brother wouldn't cooperate with police in identifying that Henderson had shot Baker.
Baker is survived by four children.

Tres Hermanos Restaurant Owner Identified Three Teen Suspects Who Robbed Customer Items

The owner of Los Tres Hermanos Restaurant has identified three teen suspects who robbed coats and cellphones from customers.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 21, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Ramon Orozco, the owner of Los Tres Hermanos at the 1300 block of W. Lincoln Ave. posted a photo on Facebook identifying three teen suspects who robbed several coats and cellphones from restaurant customers. Orozco attempted to stop the teens, but they tried to assault him, but Orozco managed to get away.
The photo that Orozco posted was taken from a video surveillance camera at Myra's Jugos y Frutas at the 1400 block of W. Historic Mitchell Street. The teen suspects were at Myra's, but no stolen items were reported by the owners.
Orozco posted the photo to warn other business owners in the area about the teen suspects ages between 14 to 16. Police were contacted about the robbery at Tres Hermanos Restaurant.



Monday, March 20, 2017

Sanctuary City Issue Could Be Instrumental In Electing Waukegan's Next Mayor

Two mayoral candidates will face each other on the April 4th election and making the City of Waukegan a possible sanctuary city could be a key factor in the election.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 20, 2017
(Updated)

Waukegan, Illinois - On Monday, Raúl Ventura Ortiz, the radio host for Radio Latina 5.0/WPJX 1500 AM and journalist indicated during an interview with Diana Serna that the Latino vote could determine the next mayoral electon in the City of Waukegan. One key issue would be, if Waukegan could become a sanctuary city, but in a recent debate, mayoral candidate Lisa May, a current alderwoman who is running as an Independent admitted that she would not support for Waukegan to become a sanctuary city. Another mayoral candidate, Sam Cunningham, a current alderman as well who is running as a Democrat didn't make it clear during the debate whether he would support for the city to become a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants. The population in Waukegan is about 53.45% Hispanic, according to the last U.S. Census and about 9,700 Latinos are registered to vote, but during the last Primary Election not even 8% (776) of Latinos voted in the election, according to Ventura Ortiz.
City aldermen/women could get elected to office with about 200 to 300 votes due to a very low voter turnout, Ventura Ortiz told Serna during the interview. Ventura Ortiz says that May who happens to be White is backed by conservative Republicans and Cunningham who is Afro-American is a Democrat and is most likely to get elected, if progressive Whites, Afro-Americans and Latinos come out and vote for him. 
Ventura Ortiz says, that the Latino vote is up for grabs, but doesn't expect for May to attract the Latino voting block due to her strong stand that she won't support  for Waukegan to become a sanctuary city. May told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that she supports a safe city and will not work with ICE to detain and enforce immigration laws under Trump's Executive Order for local law enforcement agencies to partnership with ICE's 287(g), which allows for police officers, county sheriff deputies and state police to enforce federal immigration laws. According to May's campaign literature says, that she "will fight to defend Waukegan's DREAMers and their families because they are our community's future."
The Latino voters in Waukegan and Latino business owners could have the deciding advantage of who will be the next mayor of Waukegan, if they mobilize the Latino community to get out the vote. If May is elected, Waukegan will become a safe city for immigrants, but if Cunningham gets elected, most likely he won't support a partnership with ICE to implement the 287(g) program either, since years ago, he did opposed the 287(g) initiative.
Ventura Ortiz has confirmed to HNNUSA that both May and Cunningham have accepted Radio Latina invitation to debate and speak live on the air on Friday, March 24, 2017 beginning at 5:00 p.m.
The candidates will mostly focus on the 287(g) enforcement, sanctuary city status, a proposal to make Waukegan a safe and secure city for immigrants and other issues affecting the Latino community, which the majority are of Mexican decent in population.


Radio Latina 5.0 interview with Raúl Ventura Ortiz by Diana Serna at: http://goo.gl/8lVNBT


In other elections, four Hispanics  are running for a four-year term in the Waukegan Community School Board District 60:

• Margaret Carrasco

• Porfirio Garcia

• Michael Rodriguez

• Victoria Torres


Stats:

According to the U.S. Census in 2010

Waukegan had a total population of 89,078, 100%

• Hispanic population was 47,612, which made 53.45% of the population

• Mexican descent at 38,636 or 43.4%

• Puerto Rican descent at 2,918 or 3.3%

• Cuban descent at 136 or 0.2%

• Hispanic registered voters were 11,675 or 35.18%

In 2000, the U.S. Census reported:

Waukegan had a total population of 87, 901, 100%

• Hispanic population at 39, 396 or 44.82%

• Mexican descent at 30,717 or 34.94%

• Puerto Rican descent at 2,976 or 3.39%

• Cuban descent at 103 or 0.12%



Sunday, March 19, 2017

Patricia Orellana, A Long Time UMOS Employee And Community Activist Passed Away

RIP Patricia Orellana (Pat Navar)

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 19, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Patricia Orellana also known as Pat Navar has passed away surrounded by friends and family. Orellana worked for the United Migrant Opportunities Services (UMOS) and recently retired. She was also among the 500 community educational activists who took over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chapman Hall (Chancellor's office) on August 27, 1970 in the struggle to bring down a discriminatory policy that kept Latino students from enrolling at the university. Only 13 Hispanic students were enrolled at UW-Milwaukee compare to 25,000 White students in 1970. After weeks of protests, the UWM chancellor agreed to create the Spanish Speaking Outreach Institute, which today is known as the Roberto Hernandez Center.
Orellana along with hundreds of Latinos and allies participated in the 79.4 mile march from Milwaukee to Madison to fight for migrant rights including the enforcement of migrant laws that were previously passed in Wisconsin. 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

ICE Immigration Judge Decides To Deport Army Veteran Miguel Pérez Jr., But An Appeal Filed

An immigration judge decided to deport Army Veteran.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 18, 2017

Chicago, Illinois - Robin Rosche, an immigration judge decided that Miguel Pérez Jr., 38, a decorated U.S. Army Veteran with a green card should be deported after serving a prison sentence for a felony drug conviction. Pérez's attorney filed an appeal on Judge Rosche's decision and the Veteran will remain in custody on the appeal is exhausted. A press conference is scheduled for Sunday by his relatives concerning the recent decision to deport Peréz.
Pérez had served two tours in Afghanistan. He returned from war with severe PTSD and a serious brain injury and began to self medicate with drugs and was convicted of a non-violent drug offense.
Pérez had filed a request for relief to remain in the U.S. under the United Nations Convention against torture, which is a form of asylum.
Pérez told Judge Rosche during a hearing that he would be targeted for recruitment by drug cartels for his military experience and his life would be in danger, if he failed to join a criminal organization. The U.S. prosecutors argued that Pérez doesn't qualify for the asylum, but that he violated the law, was convicted and should be deported, despite his honorable military service.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Undocumented Immigrants As Stakeholders Contribute To The U.S. Economic Stability Of The Nation

Contrary to unfounded popular belief by White nationalists, neo-Nazis movements and President Trump, non-criminal undocumented immigrants are stakeholders in assuring that our nation remains economically stable as well.  

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 11, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Since 2006, Latino immigrant rights organizations, religious groups, elected (local, county, state and federal) public officials, labor syndicates, activists and allies have engaged in marches, rallies, strikes, consumer boycotts, civil disobedience, school walkouts, getting the vote out and closing Latino businesses as part of a "Day without Latinos", which recently expanded to include immigrants and refugees to seek immigration reform or have protested against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids and the 287(g) ICE Program, which allows local, county and state law enforcement officers to enforce immigration laws that resulted in the separation of families. The issue today, we continue to think like we don't exist, we should begin to include ourselves as stakeholders in the U.S., like "A Day with Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees".
It has been more than 10 years of constant action to no avail for immigration reform, but has successfully created a network of activism, uniting people of color and awareness nationally that it's time to fix and reform the broken immigration system. For the most part, engaging in mass deportations of millions of non-criminal undocumented immigrants is not the economic feasible action for President Donald J. Trump to take simply because it is costing billions today, it would be cheaper and wiser to fix the broken immigration system. 
Don't despair, there's a light (Luz) guiding us to understand that undocumented immigrants have become stakeholders in the U.S. as well and their economic contributions in the billions of dollars as tax payers and consumers continue to do jobs most U.S. citizens won't do today and have filled that void for decades. Actual fact: Any undocumented immigrant who has paid taxes in last ten years as a stakeholder in the U.S., has actually paid more taxes than President Trump himself who has not paid any federal taxes in the last ten years. They have been instrumental in making sure our nation's economic well being remains stable so far, some might argue.
Today, we need to stand strong and stand against those who would like to see our nation fail, we as Latinos and allies in the U.S. need as a united effort to dedicate our resources into local, state and national campaigns to promote the economic contributions by undocumented immigrants, which no doubt as stakeholders have been instrumental in making our nation economically strong.
As community stateholders, we need to organize and participate in helping to make changes by promoting the achievements and contributing factors of undocumented immigrants with a mass wave of publicity in the English speaking mainstream media outlets, social media and other venues.

For example: local immigrant rights groups, including labor syndicates and religious groups, even activists and private businesses can become partners by working to create and invest in 30 to 60 second videos and TV network spots (positive advertising) in English to promote the contributions of undocumented immigrants in order to help educate and sway favorable public opinion to show the benefits in keeping non-criminal undocumented immigrants in the U.S. by legalizing them as a work force.
Detaining and deporting non-criminal undocumented immigrants creates an economic void, which most U.S. workers are unable to replace them at jobs Americans won't do today.

Statistics:

Each non-criminal undocumented immigrant detained and later removed from a community will create an economic gap of about $25k to $50k in earned income including personal, sales tax, consumption of goods and property tax generated loss annually. Also, it will cost the state and the U.S. government approximately up to $10K or more in deportation costs including holding the undocumented inmate at a local county jail or Private Prison Corporations (PPC), which costs between $130 to $330 per day to hold at a PPC, in addition immigration court costs and flight costs to country of orgin.
Obama during the end of his term attempted to phase out private prisons when contracts expired, but Trump's U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recinded that memo and is promoting to continue to contract with PPCs. According to a 2015 report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, PPC's earned $3B for holding ICE detainees. An estimated 34,000 of undocumented immigrants are incarcerated daily costing about $159 each to hold.

So, the U.S. economic stability in some urban and rural communities, which depend on undocumented labor including farm and dairy workers are faced with a loss of workers that can't easily be replaced once removed by the Trump's ICE initiative. Does Trump and his administration know that every non-criminal undocumented immigrant removed from the local and the U.S. economic system has a long lasting effect in the areas from which removed?

• In Wisconsin, undocumented immigrants paid $21,7 million in personal income, $6.1 million in property taxes and $66.5 million in sale taxes in 2010 totaling at least $94.4M, according to the Institute for Taxation and Economic Policy study.

• Undocumented workers in Texas pay $11.6B annually in taxes, according to the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy.

• Undocumented immigrants paid $35B within 10 years to the Medicare Trust Fund even when they don't qualify for benefits. (HNNUSA/Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)

• The Social Security Administration reported that in the Earning Suspense File has $1.3T in taxes in earn wages, which most of it was collected from undocumented immigrants.  (The Atlantic)

• In 2014, Stephen Goss, the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration told Vice News that in the last decade, an estimated 11M undocumented immigrants reside in the U.S. and about 7M are unauthorized workers and 3.1M of those worked with fake or expired Social Security numbers and paid automatic payroll taxes to the federal government. In 2010, a $13B annual net contribution was made to the Social Security Trust Fund.
In the last ten years, unauthorized workers have paid an estimated $100B into the trust fund and most of the unauthorized workers will never benefit from their tax contributions later in life, according to Goss.  (HNNUSA/Hispanic News Network U.S.A.)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Milwaukee County Sheriff Clarke Jr. Signs Letter Of Intent To Partnership With ICE 287g To Enforce Federal Immigration Laws

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office could become the first law enforcement entity to partnership with ICE under the 287g Program, which allows deputies to enforcement federal immigration laws.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 9, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) announced in their Facebook page that Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. signed a letter of intent to partnership with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) under the 287g Program, which allows deputies to enforce federal immigration laws throughout the County. Governor Scott Walker (R) would have to approve such county and federal partnership to enforce immigration laws within the state of Wisconsin. Walker hasn't publicly endorse such a partnership, but supports Trump's efforts to enforce immigration laws. Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has reached out to Governor Walker for comment about Sheriff Clarke's intent to join 287g, but he has not returned a response. If Sheriff Clarke gets approved by Governor Walker, other law enforcement agencies throughout the state could follow. 
So far, the Milwaukee Police Department, the City of Racine, the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office and a few others have confirmed that they will implement 287g as President Trump would like them to do so in a volunteer basis.
Voces de la Frontera, an immigrant and workers rights organization sponsored on February 13 a mass protest, march and rally against Sheriff Clarke's intent to join the 287g program. Sheriff Clarke had previously confirmed that the "Day without Latinos, Immigrants and Refugees" march would not effect his decision to partnership with ICE. If approved by Governor Walker to implement 287g, the MCSO will become the first law enforcement agency to implement 287g in the state.
The MCSO conducts no investigations on homicides, auto thefts and felony crimes other than patrolling county roads and highways to clear roads of accidents and citing speeders. The MCSO also has deputies assigned as bailiffs at the Milwaukee County Courthouse and jail. The FBI statistics indicated that the MCSO deputies only investigated five rape cases between 2012 to 2014.
Implementing the 287g program in any jurisdiction has its drawbacks and anticipated federal lawsuits by immigrant rights groups and the ACLU who have filed lawsuits and proved that such practices under 287g are contributed to illegal profiling, civil rights violation and discrimination by local authorities enforcing immigration laws. 
In most cases, law enforcement agencies who use the 287g program usually profile, discriminate and violate the civil rights of those targeted under the program.
Example: Maricopa County Sheriff's Office in Arizona under Sheriff Joe Arpaio, in which a federal court found blatant illegal profiling, discrimination and civil rights violations when arresting victims. Arpaio was held in contempt for violations by a federal judge, could also face prison time and Arpaio was ousted from office on November 9, 2016. The new elected Sheriff Paul Penzone in Maricopa County immediately terminated the 287g ICE partnership.
Sheriff Clarke could also face the same consequences for joining the 287g program, if irregularities by the sheriff and deputies occur when suspected undocumented aliens are stopped, processed in the jail or U.S. Citizens of Spanish speaking origin are also illegally detained, but Clarke will now certainly be on the national watch list by immigrant rights organizations and the ACLU as well.
Currently, Wisconsin Republican state legislators John Spiros, Jesse Kremer and Steve Nass seek sponsorship to reintroduce a anti-sanctuary city bill formerly known as Assembly Bill 450. The renewed legislation, if approved by both chambers of the Republican controlled legislature would withhold funding from cities that ignore federal immigration laws and harbor illegal immigrants.
Representative Spiros's proposal would cut state aid from any community with a policy of preventing officials from inquiring about the immigration status of arrestees or those refusing to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Such communities could lose between $500 and $5,000 of state aid, depending upon its population, for each day of noncompliance.
Last year, AB 450 passed the State Assembly on a vote of 63-35, but the State Senate adjourned without taking any action and the bill eventually expired.
The proposed revived WI sanctuary legislation  LRB-1205/1 – Prohibiting Sanctuary Cities in Wisconsin (Memorandum dateline to co-sponsor bill is March 15, 2017) would only target undocumented aliens who pose a legitimate public safety risk and allows for political entities (statewide Sheriff County jails) to accept ICE detainers (useless administrative ICE requests to detain), even if not legally binding (only a court warrant is valid to detain), according to a federal court ruling.





Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Second Deported Veterans Support House To Open In Juarez

The Juarez Deported Veterans Support House will organize to provide deported veterans needed services, support contacts and a shelter.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

March 8, 2017

Tijuana, Baja California, Mexuco - On Wednesday, Hector Barajas, the Director and Founder of the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana (DVSH-Tijuana), Baja California, Mexico announced the upcoming opening of a second Deported Veterans Support House in Juarez (DVSH-Juarez) in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico. The inaugural opening of the DVSH-Juarez will be held on April 22, 2017, where Barajas will be present from noon to 5:00 p.m. to kick-off a new bunker chapter along with Jose Francisco Lopez, who will be the director of the DVSH-Juarez for the purpose to help organized local deported Veterans, to establish a working relationship between deported Veterans, activists and Veterans service providers from the U.S. Veterans Administration to provide information or assistance on how to apply for VA benefits and medical assistance in El Paso, Texas and surrounding area, according to Barajas.
The DVSH-Juarez location will be at Valle del ARNO 3116, FRACC Plaza del Sol, Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Cp 32610. 

For more information contact:

Hector Barajas, Director and Founder of Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana at 626-569-5491 and 664-522-8745 or email at Banishedveteran@yahoo.com

Also: Jose Francisco Lopez, Director of the Deported Veterans Support House in Juarez at 656-218-5611, email at Panchito251144@gmail.com


A Gofundme has been created for the Deported Veterans Support House in Juarez http://bit.ly/2nh4gv0