Thursday, July 5, 2018

First LULAC Midwest Region Digital Billboard Calling To Stop The Separation Of Families Goes Up In Milwaukee

One of several digital billboards calling to stop the separating of families unveiled in the Milwaukee area.

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

July 5, 2018

Milwaukee, WI - On Thursday, a digital billboard was unveiled by the LULAC Midwest Region, which was paid by the Committee to elect Darryl Morin who is a candidate for National LULAC President. The billboard is one of two being paid by the Committee to elect Morin. Eileen Figueroa, the Wisconsin State LULAC Director told Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) that the billboard, " a Midwest effort paid for the committee to Elect Darryl Morin. It is very much like how other campaigns are sponsoring trips to Detention facilities for LULAC and LULAC Texas."
A 9-year-old Cesar Acosta, an Honduran refugee boy spoke at the unveiling billboard event, he said that he was forced to sleep on the floor with a piece of plastic carton, was placed in kennel cages used for dogs along with other kids, was treated bad by border agents, was given a small sandwich and little to drink, experienced cold central air conditioned temperatures at a holding center known as the refrigerators and lights were always on, which he couldn't sleep. His mother who is pending an asylum status says that she fled her country due to death threats and her bother in-law being killed by gangs. She entered the U.S. on October 2017 and was separated from her son for two months and a 3-year-old daughter, but she was allowed to see her daughter in short periods. She described border process agents as cold and with no heart as they forced separation of families and witnessed mothers, crying and begging agents not to take their kids, but with no success to keep their sons and daughters with them. She is now residing in Waukegan, Illinois pending her immigration case.
Also LULAC Wisconsin Deputy State Director for Elderly Yolanda Santos Adams made remarks on behalf of grandparents regarding Donald Trump's Zero Tolerance policy. Santos Adams says, separating families is not just, not Christian like and opposes Trump's Zero Tolerance policy.
The billboads will stay up until Trump stops separating families and kids are reunified with their undocumented parents, according to Morin, who also spoke at the billboard event.
LULAC councils in Wisconsin will hold their State Convention on Saturday at the Mexican Fiesta Offices after it was decided on May 18, by Manuel G. Escobar Jr., the LULAC National Legal Advisor that the prior State Convention held at UMOS was not legal due to improper notification.

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