Friday, January 18, 2019

Democrat Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Has Yet To Decide Whether To Revoke Waukesha County Sheriff's Office Partnership With ICE Under The Discriminatory And Profiling 287g Program

Governor Evers has publicly endorsed a provision in the Wisconsin state budget to allow undocumented drivers in the state to apply for a specialized driver license, which won't conflict with federal real ID law.

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

January 18, 2019

Madison, WI - Wisconsin Democrat Governor Tony Evers has confirmed that he is supporting for undocumented drivers in the state to apply for a specific version of Wisconsin driver licenses distinguishing the difference between legal status U.S. residents and non-legal status drivers and will include a provision in the state budget to address it. So far, Governor Evers has yet to confirm whether he will revoke the partnership between the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) discriminatory and profiling 287(g) program. Also, will Evers decide to to send a strong message to other County Sheriff's departments and local enforcement agencies that he will prohibit them from partnering with ICE to implement the 287(g) program? Time will tell, if Governor Evers opposes the implementation of the ICE 287(g) program in the state.
In order for any local law enforcement agency and county sheriff's department in the state to partner with ICE to implement the 287(g) program for local immigration enforcement, the partnership would have to be approved by the seating governor of a state.
State immigration rights groups, organizations and allies in Wisconsin have not come out public in attempting to persuade Governor Evers to revoke Waukesha County Sheriff's Department partnership with ICE and to assure the discriminatory 287(g), which was expanded by Trump to target undocumented immigrants doesn't spread in the state to other law enforcement agencies.

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