Thursday, November 30, 2017

U.S. Taxpayers Should Rise, Protest, Resist And Stop Trump's Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

The Trump and GOP Tax Cuts and Jobs Act should be stopped from putting the taxation burden on the working class instead of assuring fair taxing that would include the 1% of the wealthy in the U.S.

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

November 30, 2017

Washington, D.C. - Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act bad for Puerto Rico's economy, it includes a 20% tax excise provision for goods imported to the U.S. mainland from the island, which would have a devastating effect and assure the island's economy won't recover.
If passed, 60% of the benefits of Trump's tax bill will go to the top 1% of the wealthy who will pay less taxes than the working taxpaying class in the U.S.
Also Manuel "Manny" Perez, the former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development under Governor Scott Walker (R) and the highest appointed Hispanic Republican in the Walker's administration (effects) released the following information to Hispamic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) on Trump's tax act is expected to have on the U.S.
Perez's statement to HNNUSA, "While I appreciate the President's desire to pass a tax plan, in the effort to pass a Tax Plan by the end of the year, important items are not receiving due consideration...a few examples...

1. The tax plan does not appear aligned to long term U.S. economic strategy and no strategy appears to have formulated.
2. CEOs have already told Gary Kohn that reducing rates does not imply increased investment and jobs.
3. The first in first out, directly hurts Americans.
4. Does not address student loan debt nor future workforce development needs."

Perez also agreed with HNNUSA that the Trump and GOP tax act should be stopped to ensure taxpayer interests accross the board are met including provisions for the 1% of the wealthy and corporations to pay their fair share of taxes.
At least 5.2M senior citizens will see an increase in taxes, if Trump's tax act is approved by the U.S  Senate, according to the AARP.
The GOP tax act or tax scam won't generate enough revenue to cover the tax cuts for the 1%, but will reduce the deficit by $408B by 2027, it will cost taxpayers $1.4T on the long run, it also removes the healthcare mandate automatically repealing Obamacare affecting 13M people who would be removed from receiving healthcare, according to a report by the Joint Committee on Taxation.
U.S. Senator Marco Antonio Rubio (R-FL) explained that structural changes are needed to cover the huge tax cut handouts to billionaires and corporations by cutting Medicare and extending the retiring age for Social Security.
The New York Times reported that, “By 2027, people making $40,000 to $50,000 would pay a combined $5.3 billion more in taxes, while the group earning $1 million or more would get a $5.8 billion cut, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional Budget Office.”

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Howell E. Donaldson III, The Alleged Seminole Heights Serial Killer Admitted He Owned Handgun Connected To Four Homicides

Donaldson was taken into custody after a McDonald's female employee tipped an officer that the suspect had left a weapon with the her.

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

November 29, 2017

Tampa, Florida - On Wednesday, Brian Dugan, the Chief of Police for the Tampa Police Department confirmed that the suspected Seminole Heights serial killer Howell Emanuel Donaldson III, 24, who was arrested in connection with four homicides has admitted that he owned the Smith and Wesson .40 Cal handgun used in the four murders. Donaldson hasn't confessed to committing the homicides, but Chief Dugan and investigators are confident that Donaldson is the serial killer who within 51 days had randomly targeted four victims as they walked and in cold blood shot them to death. Donaldson has not revealed why he killed the four victims who he didn't even know, according to the ongoing police investigation.
Donaldson was booked at the Hillsborough County jail with four counts of premeditated 1st-degree murder, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office.
According to the criminal complaint, a female McDonald's employee contacted police after Donaldson left a bag with her and she managed to look inside and discovered a handgun. The McDonald's employee gave a police officer the bag and then arrested Donaldson shortly after on Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. at the 400 block of Franklin Street N as he was returning to the McDonald's restaurant in Ybor City.
The murder victims were identified as Benjamin Edward Mitchell, 22,  who was killed on October 9; Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32, was killed on October 13; Anthony Naiboa, 20, was killed on October 19 and Ronald Felton, 60, was killed on November 14. A $100,000 reward had been offered by Crime Stoppers Tampa Florida involving multiple law enforcement agencies for any information leading to the arrest of a murder suspect.

Suspected Seminole Heights Serial Killer Howell E. Donaldson III Facing Four Counts Of Murder

Donaldson was taken into custody after a McDonald's employee tipped an officer that the suspect had left a weapon with the manager.

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

November 29, 2017

Tampa, Florida - On Tuesday, a McDonald's employee, Howell E. Donaldson III, 24, was taken into custody just after 1:30 p.m. in Ybor City by police after a fellow employee tipped a police officer that Donaldson had left a handgun with the McDonald's manager. Donaldson is facing four counts of 1st-degree murder in connection with the Seminole Heights homicides, according to Tampa police.
The murder victims were Benjamin Edward Mitchell, 22,  who was killed on October 9; Monica Caridad Hoffa, 32, was killed on October 13; Anthony Naiboa, 20, was killed on October 19 and Ronald Felton, 60, was killed on November 14. A $100,000 reward had been offered by Crime Stoppers Tampa Florida involving multiple law enforcement agencies for any information leading to the arrest of a murder suspect.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez From Illinois Won't Seek Re-election And Endorsed Jesús Garcia To Replace Him

Cook County Commissioner Garcia also announced that he will seek to replace outgoing Congressman Luis Gutierrez after he retires and won't seek re-election.

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

November 28, 2017

Chicago, Illinois - On Tuesday, U.S. Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) from the 4th Congressional District announced his retirement and confirmed that he won't seek re-election and also endorsed Cook County Commissioner Jesús Garcia to run for his seat. Garcia also confirmed during a press conference that he will seek to replace Gutierrez in Congress.
Gutierrez didn't support or endorsed Garcia when he ran for Mayor of Chicago, but Gutierrez said that he had endorsed Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel for the 2015 re-election before Garcia had asked him for an endorsement, which was difficult for him.
Gutierrez says that will campaign for Garcia to get elected for the U.S. Congress.
Garcia is the first potential candidate to announce his intend to replace Gutierrez.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Milwaukee's Southside La Fuente Restaurant Converted To Banquet Hall And Events Venue

The popular Mexican restaurant known as La Fuente in the Southside of Milwaukee has been converted into a banquet hall and events venue business.

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

November 26, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, José Zerate closed La Fuente Food and Bar Restaurant and will no longer be serving food on the daily basis to patrons, but instead will reopen as a rental banquet hall and big party events venue with the option for food catering. 
Zarate posted the following noticed in La Fuente Restaurant Facebook page, "La Fuente at 625 S. 5th Street will only open for banquet hall rentals and large party events..."
Zarate had been planning for the new hall and catering venue on S. 5th Street location for over several years. The La Fuente Restaurant at the 9100 block of W. Bluemound Rd. in Wauwatosa will remain open, according to Zarate.
On May 10, 2016, the City of Milwaukee Licensing Committee voted 4-0 to approved change of venue at 607 S. 5th Street in Milwaukee.
Minutes note: 12 ZARATE, Jose G, Agent for "Zarate Catering LTD", Class B Tavern and Public Entertainment Premises License Applications Requesting Bands, Comedy Acts, Dancing by Performers, Disc Jockey, Instrumental Musicians, Karaoke, Patron Contests, Patrons Dancing, Battle of the Bands, and Poetry Readings for "Premier Events" at 607 S 5th St. The applicant stated he will also use it as a bar if there are no events planned, but will not be using it as a nightclub. Individual also present: Ald. Perez stated he has no objections. Ald. Rainey moved approval. (Prevailed 4-0)

Thursday, November 23, 2017

José G. Martinez Sr., Lead Vocalist For The Latin Express Band Has Passed Away

José G. Martinez Sr., Lead Vocalist For The Latin Express Band Passed Away To Eternal Rest

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

November 23, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, José G. Martinez Sr., 70, passed to eternal rest and is best remembered for his long career as the lead vocalist for the Latin Express Band, which played a variety of rythms including Tejano jams in Wisconsin. In May 2014, Martinez Sr. along with his brother Rodolfo "Rudy" Martinez released a CD "Ahora-Si Se Puede."
The Martinez brothers in a joint effort created a CD with a featured song "Ahora-Si Se Puede" melody in Salsa, Ranchera and Merengue rhythms dedicated to LULAC's achievements during the Civil Rights movement.
The CD would be the last recording of the talented Martinez Sr. and will continue live in our hearts and in his music.

Ahora-Si Se Puede LULAC song by José G. Martinez Jr. available at following link: http://bit.ly/SOI37S


Funeral services for José G. Martinez Sr. at the Bevsek-Verbick Funeral Home, 10210 W. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Visitation: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 3:00 p.m., funeral service at 6:00 p.m.


Most Of The 88 Centro Hispano Employees In Milwaukee Will Stay On Instead Of Facing Lay-offs

Centro Hispano in Milwaukee announced that most of the 88 employees in the Head Start and Early Start programs that were expected to permanently face lay-offs on November 30 will get extended temporary jobs beginning on December 1 with Development Institute Head Start.

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

November 23, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Jennifer Morton from Mueller Communications, LLC released the following statement to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) from the Centro Hispano. The following statement was issued on Wednesday by Toni Rivera-Joachin, President and CEO of Centro Hispano Milwaukee: Although Centro Hispano's Head Start and Early Head Start programs are ending as of November 30, 2017, we are pleased to announce that 86% of our Head Start employees have been offered positions under the interim Head Start provider, Community Development Institute Head Start (CDI HS). CDI HS was selected by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services to provide Head Start/Early Head Start services to our families on an interim basis beginning December 1, 2017. The other 14% of Centro Hispano's Head Start employees have been given the opportunity to apply for the remaining positions under CDI HS.
More importantly, the families that we serve will continue to receive Head Start services from CDI HS. We have been assured that CDI HS will do it's best to deliver quality Head Start services with a minimal amount of disruption for the families.

Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office Delivered Turkeys To Low Income Families With Special Needs Children

Families in the Milwaukee County area with special needs children received turkeys just in time for Thanksgiving.

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

November 23, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, deputy sheriff members of the the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) including Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt delivered 30 turkeys and dinner supplies to families serviced by the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI) in the Milwaukee area just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. 
According to a press release by the MCSO, the Sheriff's Office, Deputy Sheriffs Association and Retired Deputy Sheriffs Association joined together to collect donations from staff to provide Thanksgiving meals for families in need at the Milwaukee Center for Independence (MCFI). At least 30 baskets were prepared, with a generous discount on food items, and handy, reusable tote bags provided by Cermak Fresh Market (locations at 1541 Miller Park Way and 1236 S. Barclay- on corner of 1st St.).
The baskets were delivered to families on Tuesday after a kickoff news conference at MCFI (2020 W. Wells Street, Milwaukee).

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Ivan Gamboa Appointed To The WIGOP Executive Committee As Chair Of The Wisconsin Republican National Hispanic Assembly

Gamboa, the current Chair of WHEDA and Senior Vice President of Tri-City Bank has been appointed to the WIGOP Executive Committee as Chair of the Wisconsin Republican National Hispanic Assembly in the state.

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

November 22, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Brad Courtney, the Chairman of the Wisconsin State Republican Party has appointed Ivan Gamboa, 39, the current Chair of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA)  and Senior Vice President of Tri-City Bank as Chairman of the Wisconsin Republican National Hispanic Assembly (WRNHA), which Gamboa gained a seat in the WIGOP Executive Committee. Gamboa hasn't yet been ratified or elected by the WRNHA or card carrying members of the WIGOP, Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has learned. 
Gamboa with the knowledge and support of Governor Scott Walker (R) replaced the vacant position left by the late and former WRNHA Chair Rev. Joe Medina of Waukesha who as a member of the WIGOP Executive Committee in many occasions stayed silent on anti-immigrant issues affecting the undocumented and documented Hispanic community in Wisconsin and the proposed state anti-immigrant legislation by extreme conservative Republican legislators in the state. 
HNNUSA attempted to contact Courtney by email and his business at Courtney Industrial Battery, Inc. in Milwaukee and at the WIGOP dot org in regards to Gamboa's appointment as Chair to the WRNHA, but HNNUSA was unsuccessful.
HNNUSA in an email asked Gamboa where he stood on the SB 275/AB 190 anti-Sanctuary City bills and the current 287g Program application that was approved by ICE to partnership with the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) to enforce federal immigration laws while processing inmates at the County jail. Gamboa responded to HNNUSA on Wednesday and stated "I don't expect them (SB 275/AB 190) to pass" in the Republican controlled legislature.
Governor Walker has yet to approve the ICE partnership with the WCSO.
Recently, several similar anti-Sanctuary City bills to Texas SB 4 were proposed in the WI State Senate and Assembly, SB 275/AB 190 by State Senator Stephen Nass (R) with the support of other Republican state senators and state representatives in Wisconsin, which both bill includes illegal provisions.
Republican senators in the State of Wisconsin Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee recently approved 3-2 to move forward Senate Bill 275, known as the Sanctuary City Bill that prohibit city, townships and county governments from enacting resolutions banning employees and law enforcement agencies from enforcing federal immigration laws by cutting (reducing) share revenue funding, includng making it mandatory for law enforcement agencies to accept U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement lawful detainers of suspected undocumented immigrants, which have been ruled not legal binding in the case of Galarza v. Szalczyk 2014.
SB 275 is now waiting to be scheduled for debate on the state Senate floor once it gets scheduled in January 2018.
The SB 275 is also a similar resolution proposed in the State Assembly AB 190.
On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick permanently ruled and set precedent that the Trump Executive Order to cut federal grants from cities who limit cooperation with ICE was illegal. Judge Orrick's ruling will set precedent and could very well make it illegal for states to pass legislation cutting share revenue funding to cities who also limit cooperation with ICE. 

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Judge Ruled Cutting Federal Grants From Cities For Limiting Cooperation With ICE Illegal, Setting Precedent For Similar State Bills

Wisconsin's State Senate Bill 275, known as the Sanctuary City Bill will face the same fate as Trump's Executive Order cutting federal grants from cities who limit cooperation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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

November 21, 2017

San Francisco, California - On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick permanently ruled and set precedent that the Trump Executive Order to cut federal grants from cities who limit cooperation with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) was illegal. Judge Orrick's ruling set precedent and could very well make it illegal for states to pass legislation cutting share revenue funding to cities as well who also limit cooperation with ICE. 
Republican senators in the State of Wisconsin Labor and Regulatory Reform Committee recently approved by a 3-2 vote to move forward Senate Bill 275, known as the anti-Sanctuary City Bill that prohibit cities, townships and county governments from enacting resolutions banning employees and local Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA) from enforcing federal immigration laws by cutting (reducing) share revenue funding by $500 to $5,000 per-day depending on the population size for each local government found to limit or probit employees and LEA cooperation with ICE.
SB 275 is now on hold and waiting to be scheduled for debate on the state Senate floor once it gets scheduled in January 2018. If SB 275/AB 190 are passed in both the State Senate and the State Assembly, which are in Republican controlled today and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker (R), the anti-Sanctuary City Bill will definitely be challenged in court as well.
An SB 275 similar bill, AB 190 has been also proposed in the State Assembly, but remains in the Local Government Committee for now.
AB 190 relates to prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments, and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.


Monday, November 20, 2017

88 Milwaukee's Headstart And Early Start Programs Employees At Centro Hispano Get Layoff Notices

Head Start and Early Start programs at Centro Hispano will terminate by the end of November due to grant elimination.

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

November 20, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - About 88 employees from the Head Start and Early Start programs at Centro Hispano (The Council for the Spanish Speaking), 614 W. National Ave. In Milwaukee will be permanently layoff by November 30 due to grant funding loss, according to a letter of noticed sent to those affected by Toni Rivera-Joachin, President and CEO of the Centro Hispano. Rivera-Joachin informed the employees affected that the Head Start and Early Start programs will permanently cease to exist due to "unforeseeable termination of our funding available" starting on November 30.
The layoff notices were sent to all non-union employees affected and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development on November 13.
According to Centro Hispano in Milwaukee website, the Head Start and Early Start bilingual programs have its administrative offices and a Resource Center at the Dr. Filiberto & Carmen Murguia Campus on S. 36th St. and W. Mitchell Street, and it serves approximately 712 children and their families at six (6) sites in Milwaukee area including the Southside. The federal and state funding including other sources totaled more than $4.6M (2010-2011 funding sources report, no current budget report posted).
Head Start provides child health and nutrition services as well as specialized support to children with special needs. Through the Family Resource Center, family support and training is provided to parents. In collaboration with Parents Plus, Head Start parents may enroll in a program called Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Children (HIPPY) and in the Parents as Teachers program. Both promote school readiness and early literacy through parent education and child development; these services are provided bilingually.

Current Board of Directors of the Centro Hispano Milwaukee

• Julio Maldonado, Chairman
• Aurea Ramirez, Secretary
• Eduardo Herrera-Meir. Treasurer
• Attorney Marisabel Cabrera
• Julia Luna
• Attorney Israel Ramon
• Jesús Santos

• Toni Rivera-Joachin, President and Chief Executive Officer

Update: Jennifer Morton from Mueller Communications, LLC released the following statement to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. from the Centro Hispano. The following statement was issued on Wednesday by Toni Rivera-Joachin, President and CEO of Centro Hispano Milwaukee:
Although Centro Hispano’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs are ending as of November 30, 2017, we are pleased to announce that 86% of our Head Start employees have been offered positions under the interim Head Start provider, Community Development Institute Head Start (CDI HS). CDI HS was selected by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services to provide Head Start/Early Head Start services to our families on an interim basis beginning December 1, 2017. The other 14% of Centro Hispano’s Head Start employees have been given the opportunity to apply for the remaining positions under CDI HS.
More importantly, the families that we serve will continue to receive Head Start services from CDI HS. We have been assured that CDI HS will do it’s best to deliver quality Head Start services with a minimal amount of disruption for the families.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

HUD Residents In Michigan Pay $500 To Heat One Bedroom Apartments Per Month To Consumers Energy

Information released by a HUD resident in Michigan confirmed that low income residents with HUD pay at least between $400 to $500 in heating bills to Consumers Energy per month.

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

November 19, 2017

Haslet, Michigan - On Thursday, Ernesto R. Rodriguez released a letter exposing the high cost of heating one bedroom apartments under HUD affordable homes by using Consumers Energy. According to Rodriguez, residents of low income HUD funded affordable one bedroom apartments pay between $400 to $500 for heating bills calling "Consumers Energy a danger to HUD residents."
Rodriguez says, that he resides at Grange Acres, a HUD funded subsidy housing in Haslet and pays $500 per month in heating bills for a one bedroom apartment.
Consumers Energy high cost of heating apartments is one reason 5,000 people and children have become homeless in the state. Housing Corp. of Lansing, Michigan should have never allowed for HUD residents to shift utilities payments to Consumers Energy, according to Rodriguez. 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) has included the Rodriguez press release posted on his Facebook account exposing the high cost of heating bills that HUD residents in Lansing are endured to pay Consumers Energy as allowed by the Housing Corp.

Friday, November 17, 2017

United Day School In Laredo Notified Parents Of Roaches Found On Food From Emperor Garden Asian Bistro

Parents of United Day School students in Laredo received a letter from the private school that food ordered from Emperor Garden Asian Bistro had roaches in it and was discarded, then replaced by pizza.

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

November 17, 2017

Laredo, Texas - On Thursday, Jessica Rivera, the Head of School at United Day School, 1701 San Isidro Parkway, a private school in Laredo sent out a notice to the parents of students to notify them that lunch food ordered from Emperor Garden Restaurant had been discarded (kept from being served) due to roaches found inside a food container. Rivera explained that students were about to be served a "Japanese luncheon as an extension of their World Fair unit of study" when teachers noticed roaches in one of the food containers from Emperor Garden and the food was immediately replaced with pizza.
Rivera confirmed that the local Health Department was also notified about the roaches on the food and that the students were unaware roaches had been found in the food from Emperor Garden Asian Bistro, 620 W. Calton Road in Laredo. 
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) was able to get a copy of Rivera's notice to the parents dated November 16, 2017.

Homeless American Who Lost Memory In Mexico Roaming The Streets In Matamoros

A homeless man who people believe is a U.S. Citizen and can't remember his name or from where he originated has been roaming the streets of Matamoros begging for food.

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

November 17, 2017

Matamoros, Tamaulipas, México - An alleged homeless U.S. Citizen has been spotted in Matamoros roaming the streets begging for food and suffers from memory loss, according to a Facebook (FB) posting by David Nostas, which Laura Rodriguez originated the request to have it posted in an attempt to locate and identify family has gone viral in social networks. The unidentified homeless American usually can be located around the Periférico Park in Matamoros.
The unidentified man has been living in the streets of Matamoros for at least six months, according to the FB posting.
If any one has any information of who this person is, please notify authorities at the U.S. Consulate in Matamoras to help identify him.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Private Prisons Alternative Sought By Wisconsin Republican Leadership In The State Assembly

Republicans in control of the Wisconsin State Assembly leaning to having private prisons house and manage the growing Department of Corrections prison population in the state.

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

November 16, 2017

Madison, WI - The Wisconsin Republican controlled State Assembly leadership is contemplating whether to contract private prison corporations as an alternative to house and manage the growing prison inmate population in the state. On August 2017, the Wisconsin Department of Corrections (WIDOC) released a data report showing that the prison inmate population in the state totaled 23,124 as reported in the Prison Point-in-Time Populations: 2000-2016 data by the Office of the Secretary - Policy and Research Unit with the Division of Adult Institutions. 
The Republican controlled legislature approved $600,000 in the Wisconsin State Budget to create a prison planning task force made up of members from both the State Assembly and Senate legislature to look into alternatives to house and manage the growing prison inmate population, which an option could be to contract a private prison corporation to house inmates. So far, three Assembly Republicans, State Representatives Michael Schraa (R-Oshkosh), the Corrections Committee Chairman; Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam) and David Steffen (R-Green Bay) and no Democrats have been selected for the prison task force panel (PTFP) by State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and two State Senate Republicans, Van Wanggaard (R-Racine), Den Feyen (R-Fond du Lac) and one Democrat, LaTonya Johnson (D-Milwaukee) were selected by Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), also Governor Scott Walker (R) has yet to pick members to the task force panel.
State Representative Steffen who was selected by Rep. Vos to seat on the PTFP is pushing for the state to lease a private prison to replace the Green Bay Correctional Institution (GBCI), according to the Journal Sentinel. The GBCI has a capacity to hold 1,091 inmates and is a maximum security facility. 
President Trump supports private prisons, which are very lucrative today and hold most of the undocumented inmate population in the U.S. for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE).
Holding undocumented immigrants is a lucrative business for private corporation prisons and in Wisconsin, the State Assembly and State Senate Republicans have proposed SB 275/AB 190 known as the anti-Sanctuary City bills targeting the undocumented population, which would allow law enforcement to ask for legal status and turn over suspected undocumented immigrants to ICE. 
According to a 2015 report by the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Private Prison Corporations (PPC's) earned $3B for holding ICE detainees. An estimated 34,000 of undocumented immigrants are incarcerated daily costing about $159 each to hold.
States do pay for most of the costs to hold undocumented detainees from their jurisdictions and the federal government reimburse the states about half.
The L.A. Times reported in 2015, that to hold ICE detainees in a private prison, it costs between $130 to $330 daily (per day) compared to being place under electronic monitoring bracelet for low risk detainees, which cost $5.00 daily ($155 per month). Electronic bracelet monitoring in some states is also done by BI Inc., a subsidiary of the second largest PPC in the country.
In Wisconsin, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office generated at least $6M in revenue in the lucrative business to hold ICE detainees. The Kenosha County jail holds 1,000 inmates.
The Dodge County Sheriff's Office in WI also profits from holding ICE detainees for at least a week before they are transported back to the Chicago ICE detention facility for deportion.
In 2012, former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. confirm that the County jail has been in an agreement for the last five years with the feds to hold illegal immigrants under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program and the County was reinburse about $135,000 in 2009. In 2008, the county received at least $60,000 under the program, according to Sheriff Clarke Jr.
On Tuesday, the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office confirmed that their application to join the 287g Memorandum of Agreement program in partnership with ICE to process undocumented immigrants at the County jail was approved and is awaiting final approval by the ICE director and Governor Walker. If the PTFP approves to contract a private prison coporation to house state WIDOC inmates in Green Bay, will it also open the door to house undocumented immigrants in Wisconsin? Time will tell.


Stats on WIDOC inmate population:

Totaled WIDOC prison population is 23,124

Prison Population by Gender as of 12/31/2016

• Male - 21,665, 93.7%
• Female - 1,459, 6.3%

Prison Population by Race

• White - 12,357, 53.4%
• Black - 9,604, 41.5%
• American Indian/Alaska Native - 895, 3.9%
• Asian - 251, 1.1%
• Latino - 2,018, 8.7%

Adult Institutions operating in over capacity: Totaled 12, which three are maximum security and the rest are either minimum or medium security facilities.

Wisconsin Correction Centers running over capacity: Totaled 2, which are minimum security facilities.

Wisconsin Women's Correctional System 

Milwaukee Women's Correctional Center operating inmate capacity is 100, but has 110 inmates (12/31/2016). Minimum Security facility

Robert E. Ellsworth Correctional Center operating inmate capacity is 408, but has 446 inmates (12/31/2016). Minimum Security facility

Taycheedah Correctional Institution operating inmate capacity is 752, but has 853 inmates (12/31/2016). Maximum Security facility 



Tuesday, November 14, 2017

USDHS-ICE Approved 287g MOA For The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office In Wisconsin

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Office and 22 other jurisdictions were approved by DHS-ICE to partnership and join the 287g MOA program, but the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office was denied the MOA application.

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

November 14, 2017

Washington, D.C. - On Tuesday,  the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has approved the 287g Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for the Waukesha County Sheriff's Office (WCSO) and 22 other jurisdictions around the nation, but denied former Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke's MOA application. President Trump could very well decide to approve such MOA agreement with the MCSO. Under the 287g MOA, selected trained deputies can enforce federal immigration laws and ask for legal status when processing County inmates under the supervision of ICE.
Eric Severson, the Waukesha County Sheriff released the following statement, "Today the Program Advisory Board at the Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Headquarters, recommended approval for Waukesha County in obtaining 287(g) authority relative to the jail model. Final approval is currently pending with the director of ICE and is expected to take up to 4 weeks."
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) will have to approve the ICE MOA for the WCSO and if approved, it will most likely allow other state County Sheriff Departments to also apply for the 287g program as well.
Although, the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office (MCSO) has a contract with ICE to hold undocumented immigrants being processed for deportation and it automatically allows County jailers to ask for legal status from those suspected of being the country illegally when processed at the jail for minor or other violations.
In 2012, former Sheriff Clarke Jr. admitted that under the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the County was reinburse about $135,000 in 2009 for holding undocumented detainees. In 2008, the county received at least $60,000 under the program, according to Sheriff Clarke Jr.
Under the above agreement, the MCSO has to check the legal status of everyone being processed at the jail that they suspect is an illegal alien and report their results to ICE.
Currently, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office has a $6M contract with ICE to hold undocumented detainees.
In 2012, former Obama suspended the 287g program after it was blatantly abuse by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, which deputies were found to illegally profile Latinos as undocumented, were illegally detained and violated the civil rights of those detained under 287g. A lawsuit filed in federal court against Sheriff Arpaio and Arizona's SB 1070 known as "Show Me Your Papers" law resulted in Obama's decision to suspend 287g because the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was legal to ask for legal status from those suspected being in the country illegally, but it denied for law enforcement to detain suspected undocumented immigrants for merely not having legal documents in their person, no work authorization, undermine the civil rights of Americans and increased profiling abuse.
The cost to implement the 287g program at a sheriff's department will become the burden of the County and local taxpayers. For example: in February 2017, Ed Gonzalez, the Harris County Sheriff in Texas decided to leave the 287g partnership with ICE because it cost taxpayers $675,000 and spurred racial profiling, according to the Texas Observer.
According to 287g MOA, the cost of the program is the sole responsibility of the law enforcement agency that agrees to partnership with ICE under the MOA understanding.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Lawrence Ingram Charged For The Victor Rogers Homicide In Milwaukee

Ingram killed Rogers for allegedly taking $200 cash.

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

November 13, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - Last Thursday, Lawrence Ingram, 55, was charged with 1st-degree intentional homicide for the homicide of Victor Rogers, 55, on November 5, according to the criminal complaint. A cash bond of $125K was set for Ingram, if convicted, he is facing life in prison.
A tip led police to Rogers body at the 2200 block of S. 5th Street near a bridge. 
Apparently, Lawrence accused Rogers of taking $200 cash and an altercation between both men ended with Rogers murder. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's report confirmed that Rogers suffered a fatal cut in his throat with a knife. 


Grove Shopping Mall Security Guard Called Alleged Female Panhandler With Baby In Arms "Illegal"

Several women confront the Market Place Grove Shopping Mall security guard for calling a woman with her baby in her arms "illegal".

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

November 13, 2017

San Diego, CA - A Security guard was recorded calling an alleged female panhandler with a baby in her arms "illegal" outside the Grove Shopping Center Target store, 3424 College Ave. in San Diego. A woman comes over to help the alleged panhandler and calls the security guard "a fat motherf_cker". Another woman, Sonia Serrano Zavala records the incident and then posted the video in her Facebook account, which went viral in the social network.
The alleged woman recently panhandling could actually be another gypsy from Romania, which a pregnant gypsy woman that spoke Spanish, English and Romanian made the news three years ago in the local area for asking people for money and then seen driving off in a Mercedes-Benz and living at a condominium. Some panhandlers with the skill to beg do make more than $500 per day. In many cities panhandling is illegal, but people do continue to give money to them.
The security guard made reference to her being on YouTube video. Apparently, the gypsy woman told the guard that she doesn't have an ID. But, she is usually accompanied by a child and her husband who wait in a distance. Various news reports about the panhandling couple have gone viral as well.
A Target representative confirmed to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. on Monday that the security guard involved in this incident is a Grove Shopping Mall guard and not a Target team member.


Editor's note: Since this article was published, Sonia Serrano Zavala has since deactivated her Facebook account.


Mahad Addiaziz Abdirahaman Facing Charges For Attempted Property Theft And Multiple Stabbings At Mall of America

Two men were stabbed by 20-year-old suspect after a failed attempted property theft at the Macy's store located inside the Mall of America in Minnesota.

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

November 13, 2017

Bloomington, Minnesota - On Sunday, Mahad Addiaziz Abdirahaman, 20, of Minneapolis was taken into custody by police after an attempted property theft after 6:44 p.m. and the stabbing of two men at the men's fitting section inside Macy's store in the Mall of America. According to Bloomington police, Abdirahaman went into the Macy's men fitting section and attempted to take property from a man who was trying some clothes and showing his companions. Then the victim returned to the fitting room where he confronted the suspect that was trying to take personal property from him. During the confrontation, Abdirahaman took out a knife and stabbed the victim who then yelled for help. Several people nearby who were with the victim at the store joined the confrontation and altercation with the suspect. A second victim was also stabbed before they were able to subdue Abdirahaman and disarmed him until police arrived and took him into custody.
Both male victims suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center for treatment. Abdirahaman also suffered minor superficial injuries and was booked for two counts of 1st-degree assault, according to police.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Isabel Orosco Found Deceased At A Franklin Roadway

Orosco's body was found by a driver in Franklin.

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

November 10. 2017

Franklin, WI - On Thursday, the Franklin Police Department identified the female body found at the 3300 block of W. Oakwood Road around 5:16 a.m. on November 7 as Isabel Orosco, 34, from Milwaukee. Police are releasing few details about Orosco's death, but say the investigation is being investigated as a suspicious death and is ongoing.
Orosco's body was spotted in a roadway by a driver who then called police with the location where it had been found.
The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's Office is conducting an autopsy to determine how Orosco died.
The area where Orosco's body was found has few homes and neighbors were not helpful in providing any information to police how Orosco's body ended up in that location.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Wisconsin Becomes 28th State To Join U.S. Constitution Convention Call, But Failure Eminent

It takes two-thirds or 34 states to call a U.S. Constitution Convention to add amendments for a balance federal budget and other proposed amendments that could target liberties and Constitutional rights of citizens, but Republican controlled state legislatures today are a mere 32, which a Convention to actually take place in the near future is less likely to become a reality.

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

November 8, 2017

Madison, WI - On Tuesday, the Wisconsin State Senate voted 19-14 to join other Republican controlled state legislatures to call on a U.S. Constitution Convention in accordance to Article V of our Constitution in order to add amendments to balance the federal budget, which two-thirds or 34 states are needed to make it a reality. If the U.S. Constitution Convention would take place, it will take three-fourths or 38 states in total to pass such amendments. As it stands today, there are only 32 states that have Republican controlled legislatures, which the Convention call is led by the GOP and it wants to open a can of worms to add hidden agenda amendments that could very well eliminate certain liberties, Constitutional rights, and legalize voter suppression, according to Democrats and opponents of the Constitution Convention. (Today, they are 32 Republican controlled legislatures, 12 Democratic controlled legislatures and 6 split legislatures, according to Wikipedia.org)
Last June, the Wisconsin State Assembly voted 54-41 to pass its version of the U.S. Constitutional Convention resolution to join a call for a Convention and Governor Scott Walker (R) favors the act (both Senate and Assembly resolutions), but he is not required to sign on.
Some states who adopted resolutions and voted in favor of calling for a Constitutional convention the 1970s and 1980s have since rescinded their resolutions. Once a Constitutional convention takes place, delegates can open up the Convention to whatever amendments its delegates choose to propose. A balanced budget amendment could deepen the recession and prolong it, requiring a balance budget every year, no matter the state of the economy triggering job losses. Also federally funded programs, such as Medicare and Social Security would be vulnerable to cuts, which federal grants account for about a third of all state government revenues, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Wisconsin Budget Project).
Members and allies of both Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin an affiliate of Citizen Action of Wisconsin, which has over 900 members statewide gathered at the State Capitol in Madison to show opposition to the State Senate resolution calling for a Constitutional Convention and Senate Bill 281/Assembly Bill 354, which would permit co-ops to make certain changes to their bylaws that are currently prohibited under state law, a change that would only apply, if the co-op votes to adopt them. 
Opponents of the SB 281/AB 354 say that up to 20% of the cooperative's board could be turned over to non-members, including outside investors, lose the right to review cooperative records that are more than 5 years old and a co-op wold be allowed to give greater than 8% returns to capital investors. The co-op could also choose to base voting power on patronage, rather than the principle of 1 member, 1 vote, according to the Wisconsin Farmers Union fact sheet.
The State Senate on Tuesday voted to refer SB 281 back to Senate Committee on Senate Organization.

Wisconsin Water Protector Female Arrested At Enridge Pipeline 3 Area In Superior

Superior police arrested a woman at the Enridge Energy Pipeline 3 project area and several other people locked themselves inside a pipeline segment as well.

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

November 8, 2017

Superior,  WI - On Wednesday, Superior police arrested a female water protector at the Enridge Energy Pipeline 3 for trespassing and two other people are locked down inside a pipeline as well. Native Americans and allies are protesting the oil pipeline that has crossed from Minnesota and going through Ojibwe Treaty Native American lands, which includes hunting grounds and wetlands in Douglas County Wisconsin.
When finished, the crude oil pipeline will allow for millions of gallons of oil to flow into the U.S. from Canada. The water protectors fear that an oil spill disaster is eminent and Lake Superior will be polluted, if oil spills into the lake.

Video of Enridge Energy Oil Pipeline protest in Superior http://bit.ly/2hptD0p

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Ivan Santiago And Rodolfo Pantojas-Juarez Charged With The Felony Murder Of Humberto Varela Caballero

Two suspects charged with murder including property theft and one suspect with property theft in the homicide of a 30-year-old man.

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

November 7, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Monday, Ivan A. Santiago, 23; Rodolfo Pantojas-Juarez, 24, and Marco R. Felipe, 24, were charged with multiple felonies in connection with the October 31st fatal shooting murder of Humberto Varela Caballero, 30. Santiago was charged with six felony counts for armed robbery (facing 40 years in prison and $100K in fines, if convicted), felony murder (facing 15 years), two counts of 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety (facing 12 years in prison and $25K in fines for each count), possession of a firearm by felon (facing 10 years in prison and $25K in fines) and possession with intent of THC (facing 6 years in prison and $10K in fines, if convicted). A cash bond of $450K was set for Santiago
Pantojas-Juarez was charged with four felony counts for armed burglary with a dangerous weapon (facing 40 years in prison and $100K in fines, if convicted), felony murder (facing 15 years), and two counts of 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety (facing 12 years in prison and $25K in fines for each count). A cash bond for $520,400 was set for Pantojas-Juarez. 
Felipe was charged with armed robbery (facing 40 years in prison and $100K in fines, if convicted), burglary (facing up to 15 years in prison and $50K in fines) and 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety (facing 12 years in prison and $25K in fines, if convicted). A cash bond was set at $57,500.
According to the criminal complaint, the suspects, Santiago and Pantojas-Juarez fatally shot Varela Caballero around 11:55 p.m. during an armed robbery just outside his Milwaukee Southside residence located at the 2100 block of S. 7th Street. Varela Caballero suffered four gunshot wounds to the chest.
The criminal complaint says, that police found a 9mm handgun at Santiago's home and spent cartridges found at 5 separate crime scenes were connected to the same weapon including an armed robbery shooting on October 30 of a man seating in a vehicle near the 3200 block of W. Lincoln Ave. The 49-year-old victim survived, he was shot multiple times.
Also, Santiago had fired his handgun at several Parking Checkers with the Department of Public Works including one at the 1300 black of W. Orchard. A parking checker was going to issue a citation to Santiago's vehicle when he fired his weapon over the head of the checker.
Another shooting incident happened when a parking checker noticed a home invasion and followed the suspect's vehicle near the 1300 block of W. Waterford and Santiago fired gunshots at the checker.
Felipe confessed to police that he also participated in several home invasions.
Pantojas-Juarez was connected to a Mexican drug cartel, which he apparently owed money too after someone stole 15 kilos of cocaine from him and had about 50 to 70 days to repay the cartel, so he went on a crime spree targeting suspected drug dealers and other victims that included kidnappings, home invasions, robbery and torture of some victims with Santiago and Felipe from October 11 to October 31 to get cash to repay his drug cartel debt, according to the criminal complaint.
Hispanic News Network U.S.A. learned that Pantojas-Juarez on October 31 sent a text to a family member of deceased victim, Varela Caballero to give his sincere condolences. Apparently, Pantojas-Juarez had worked for the family when he needed a job and repaid the family by planning to rob Varela Caballero and killing him. Varela Caballero's family later learned that Pantojas-Juarez was also implicated in the murder.


Monday, November 6, 2017

54-year-old Suspect Arrested In Connection With Victor Rogers Stabbing Death

Rogers was stabbed to death in Milwaukee's Southside.

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

November 6, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Milwaukee police arrested a 54-year-old man in connection with the stabbing death of Victor Rogers, 55, according to police. Aparently, Rogers died from a fatal stab wound near S. 5th and W. Becher Streets on Sunday.
Police continue to investigate the Rogers death and no further details have been release pending the investigation.

Murder Suspect Jóse Antonio Córdova-Rodríguez Deported To Mexico By ICE-ERO

Córdova-Rodríguez who was wanted for murder in Mexico had re-entered the U.S. after being deported in 2010.

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

November 6, 2017

Chicago, Illinois -  The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO) deported Jóse Antonio Córdova-Rodríguez, 33, to Mexico on October 20 to face a murder charge. Córdova-Rodríguez was turned over to Mexican authorities at the Brownsville, Texas border port of entry. The suspect who re-entered the U.S. illegally had been previously been deported in 2010 and had minor criminal convictions in Illinois and Texas.
Córdova-Rodríguez was taken into custody on September 8 outside his Chicago residence by officers with ICE's Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Chicago, the U.S. Marshals Service (USMS), and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, according to ICE's press release.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Photo Snapped Of Young Colorado Truck Thieves By Traffic Camera When Failing To Stop On Red Light

A snapped photo by a traffic stop camera in Denver resulted in revealing who actually stole a truck for an apparent joy ride.

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

November 5, 2017

Denver, Colorado - On Friday, Adam Meis from Denver posted on his Facebook (FB) account that the teens responsible for stealing his a white 05 F350 4 Door Long Bed Diesel Ford truck on September 10 have been identified after posting several photos on November 2 of the teens in his truck. Meis got surprised to a get a citation notice and several photos accompanying the notice showing three young male teens including the driver of the stolen truck in the front seat and a female teen in the back seat from the driver.
Apparently, the teen driver of the stolen truck ran a red light and the red light traffic camera snapped several photos of the teens in the truck.
Meis's FB post and photos of the teens went viral on the social network and meme's began to surfaced making fun of the teens, but in this case, dumb truck thieves. A police officer on patrol found the abandoned truck on September 14 in Lakewood just off W. Kentucky Ave. and S. Ames Street, according to Meis. Meis says, the teens had broken the door lock and ignition as well to start the truck, must have ran out of diesel fuel after a joy ride and then abandoned the truck.
Meis reported that an Edge evolution CS tuner was stolen from the truck.
Police continue to investigate the truck theft incident and with the photos of the teens in the truck and their identities provided by FB users, it won't take long for police to arrest the teens and charged them for the truck theft.
Meis is a freelance Sports TV and Broadcaster, according to his FB account.

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Alfredo D. Montanez Charged For Shooting At Milwaukee Police Officers In Milwaukee's Southside

Montanez who was wanted on several warrants including in connection for a Milwaukee Southside shooting incident involving police officers was taken into custody on Tuesday at a Franklin motel, according to police.

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

November 4, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, Alfredo Daniel Montanez, 32, appeared in court to face multiple felony charges involving a shooting incident with police officers in September. Montanez was taken into custody at a Franklin motel on Tuesday in connection with shooting at Milwaukee police officers on September 26 after a traffic stop has been charged with four felony counts in the case, according to court records. The criminal complaint states that, Montanez fired a weapon multiple times at police and then fled the scene after crashing his vehicle near the 900 block of W. Cleveland Ave. Police recovered a .40 caliber semiautomatic handgun from the SUV and personal documents identifying Montanez including a court notice to appear for another case from the vehicle.
Police initially stopped Montanez at the 1300 block of W. Cleveland for several traffic violations and while being questioned by a police officer at the scene for an odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the SUV, Montanez decided to flee from the scene shortly after the officer also noticed a gun holster near the drive shift of the vehicle and warned another officer that Montanez had a weapon. 
Montanez was charged with 1st-degree recklessly endangering safety (if convicted, he is facing 12 years in prison and up to $25K in fines), possession of a weapon by a felon (facing 10 years in prison and $25K in fines), bail jumping (facing 6 years in prison and $10K in fines) and fleeing and eluding an officer (facing 3 and 6 months in prison and $10K in fines). A cash bond of $75K was set on Saturday  for Montanez.
According to court records, Montanez was also wanted for failure to appear in court for several felony charges filed on December 2016, for bail jumping (if convicted, he is facing 6 years in prison and $10K in fines) and possession of an electric weapon (facing 6 years in prison and $10K in fines). Montanez forfeited $4K in cash bond. 
He was also wanted for failure to appear in court for a felony charge filed on August 2016 for possession of cocaine (if convicted, Montanez is facing 3 and 6 months in prison and $10K in fines) and forfeited $500 in cash bond, according to court records.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Anti-immigrant SB 275 Bill Passed By Wisconsin Senate Committee On Labor And Regulatory Reform

The anti-immigrant SB 275 known as the anti-Sanctuary City bill was passed by the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform.

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

November 2, 2017

Madison, WI - On Thursday, the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform (CLRR) passed the anti-immigrant SB 275 bill on a vote of 3-2, according to Wisconsin State Senator Stephen Nass's Office. The Republicans in the CLRR voted along party lines, in favor of moving forward  SB 275 to the full Senate floor were Wisconsin Republican State Senators Stephen L. Nass, Van H. Wanggaard and Frank G. Lasee. Those voting against the anti-immigrant bill were Senators Robert W. Wirch and Janise A. Ringhand, both Democrats.
The State legislature is expected to go on recess after Tuesday and the SB 275 bill has not been scheduled for debate on the Senate floor. The SB 275 bill will most likely come up for scheduling when the legislature reconvenes in January.
SB 275 passed the CLRR without any amendments meaning that it will definitely be challenged in a federal court for forcing state law enforcement agencies to break the law, if passed by the Republican controlled legislature and signed into law by Governor Scott Walker (R). 
The SB 275 bill is sponsored by State Senator Stephen L. Nass from La Grange, Wisconsin.
The SB 275 bill if approved by the State Senate would force law enforcement agencies to abide by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) detainers, which a U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled are not legal binding to hold someone without probable cause (Galarza v. Szalczyk 2014).
The Galarza v. Szalczyk (2014) federal case in Pennsylvania became a landmark decision to declare that ICE detainers are merely requests and had no legal standing. Ernesto Galarza from New Jersey who is of Puerto Rican decent and U.S. Citizen  was held illegally for three days in 2008 at the Lehigh County Prison over the constitutional limit due to a ICE detainer request. 
The SB 275 Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments (between $500 to $5,000 per day in penalties), and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.
A federal judge in California place an injunction on President Donald Trump executive order that threaten to cut federal grant funding to sanctuary cities, county and municipalities, if they refused to enforce federal immigration laws, which enforcement is reserved for the federal government and not the states. The New York Times reported in April 2017 that, federal "judge, William H. Orrick of United States District Court, wrote that the president had overstepped his powers with his January executive order on immigration by tying billions of dollars in federal funding to immigration enforcement. Judge Orrick said only Congress could place such conditions on spending.
"The ruling, which applies nationwide, was another judicial setback for the Trump administration..."
A similar bill to SB 275 is AB 190, which is still in the Committee on Local Government in the State Assembly. Both bills would have to be passed by the Republican legislature before Governor Walker can sign the bill into law. If that happens, it will definitely cost the taxpayers more than $10M to defend the Republican unconstitutional SB 275/AB 190 bill in federal courts.

In brief: Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) no longer uses the DHS-ICE I-247 detainer request form under the Priority Enforcement Program (PEP), DHS now issues several voluntary request forms, one is Form I-247N, a Request for Voluntary Notification of Release of Suspected Priority Alien. The Form I-247N requests the receiving local law enforcement agency (LEA) notify ICE of the pending release from custody of a suspected priority removable individual at least 48 hours prior to release, if possible. The Form I-247N does not request or authorize the LEA to hold an individual beyond the point at which he or she would otherwise be released. Additionally, on the Form I-247N, ICE must identify the enforcement priority under which the individual falls.
The second form is a detainer request issued by DHS, which is Form I-247D, an Immigration Detainer - Request for Voluntary Action. The Form I-247D requests the receiving LEA maintain custody of the priority individual for a period not to exceed 48 hours beyond the time when he or she would have otherwise been released from custody. On this form, ICE must identify the enforcement priority under which the individual falls, as well as the basis for its determination of probable cause. The LEA must also serve a copy of the request on the individual in order for it to take effect.


En español: Los republicanos del Senado del estado de Wisconsin en el Comité de Trabajo y la Reforma Reguladora el jueves votaron 3-2 a lo largo de líneas partidarias, a favor de avanzar el proyecto de ley SB 275 anti-Sanctuary City (copia al proyecto de ley SB4 de Texas, que ha sido impugnado legalmente en el tribunal por las ciudades de Cenizo, Houston y Dallas) al pleno del Senado. Los senadores estatales republicanos Stephen L. Nass, Van H. Wanggaard y Frank G. Lasee votaron a favor, y quienes votaron en contra del proyecto de ley antiinmigrante fueron los senadores Robert W. Wirch y Janise A. Ringhand, ambos demócratas.

La propuesta SB 275 de Wisconsin obliga ilegalmente a las agencias estatales de aplicación de la ley (policías locales y departamentos de alguaciles de condados, incluida la Patrulla Estatal de Wisconsin) a solicitar el estatus migratorio y cumplir (aceptar) solicitudes de retención (para detenciones) por parte del Servicio de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE), que en el caso de Galarza v. Szalczyk en 2014 estableció la precedencia de que los pedidos de ICE para detener a personas que creen (sospechan) de ser indocumentados no eran vinculantes jurídicamente.

El caso federal Galarza v. Szalczyk (2014) en Pensilvania se convirtió en una decisión histórica al declarar que las detenciones de ICE son solo solicitudes y carecían de validez legal. Ernesto Galarza, de Nueva Jersey, de nacionalidad puertorriqueña decente y ciudadano estadounidense, fue retenido ilegalmente durante tres días en 2008 en la prisión del condado de Lehigh por un límite constitucional debido a una solicitud de detención de ICE.

Hoy, el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) de EE. UU. Ya no utiliza el formulario de solicitud de retención DHS-ICE I-247 bajo el Programa de cumplimiento prioritario (Priority Enforcement Program, PEP). DHS ahora emite varios formularios de solicitud voluntaria, uno es Formulario I-247N, una Solicitud para notificación voluntaria de liberación de sospechoso de prioridad presunta. El Formulario I-247N solicita que la agencia local de cumplimiento de la ley (LEA) notifique a ICE sobre la liberación pendiente de la custodia de una persona sospechosa de prioridad eliminable al menos 48 horas antes de la liberación, si es posible. El Formulario I-247N no solicita ni autoriza a la LEA para retener a un individuo más allá del punto en el que de otro modo sería liberado. Además, en el Formulario I-247N, ICE debe identificar la prioridad de cumplimiento bajo la cual cae el individuo.

El segundo formulario es una solicitud de detención emitida por el DHS, que es el Formulario I-247D, un Detención de Inmigrantes - Solicitud de Acción Voluntaria. El Formulario I-247D solicita que la LEA receptora mantenga la custodia de la persona prioritaria por un período que no exceda las 48 horas posteriores al momento en que de otro modo hubiera sido liberado de la custodia. En este formulario, ICE debe identificar la prioridad de cumplimiento bajo la cual cae el individuo, así como la base para su determinación de la causa probable. La LEA también debe entregar una copia de la solicitud a la persona para que surta efecto. 


Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Wisconsin State Senate Committee To Vote On Anti-immigrant SB 275 Bill Behind Closed Doors

The Wisconsin State Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform announced that it will take a paper vote behind closed doors on anti-immigrant SB 275 bill on Thursday.

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

November 1, 2017

Madison, WI - The Wisconsin State Senate Committee on Labor and Regulatory Reform (CLRR) will conduct a closed door paper ballot whether to move forward with the anti-immigrant SB 275 bill known as the "Sanctuary City Bill" on Thursday, according to an announcement by the CLRR committee. The SB 275 bill is sponsored by State Senator Stephen L. Nass from La Grange, Wisconsin.
The SB 275 bill if approved by the State Senate would force law enforcement agencies to abide by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement  (ICE) detainers, which a U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled are not legal binding to hold someone without probable cause (Galarza v. Szalczyk 2014).
The Galarza v. Szalczyk (2014) federal case in Pennsylvania became a landmark decision to declare that ICE detainers are merely requests and had no legal standing. Ernesto Galarza from New Jersey who is of Puerto Rican decent and U.S. Citizen  was held illegally for three days in 2008 at the Lehigh County Prison over the constitutional limit due to a ICE detainer request. 
The SB 275 Relating to: prohibiting local ordinances, resolutions, and policies that prohibit the enforcement of federal or state law relating to illegal aliens or immigration status, authorizing certain elective officeholders to commence an enforcement action, providing a reduction in shared revenue payments (between $500 to $5,000 per day in penalties), and creating governmental liability for damages caused by illegal aliens.
A federal judge in California place an injunction on President Donald Trump executive order that threaten to cut federal grant funding to sanctuary cities, county and municipalities, if they refused to enforce federal immigration laws, which enforcement is reserved for the federal government and not the states. The New York Times reported in April 2017 that, federal "judge, William H. Orrick of United States District Court, wrote that the president had overstepped his powers with his January executive order on immigration by tying billions of dollars in federal funding to immigration enforcement. Judge Orrick said only Congress could place such conditions on spending.
"The ruling, which applies nationwide, was another judicial setback for the Trump administration..."
Senator Nass's SB 275 bill was created as a copycat bill from Texas and based in an incident that happened in California involving the July 1, 2015 fatal shooting incident of Kathryn Steinle who was shot and killed in San Francisco by Francisco Sánchez, an undocumented immigrant who was a convicted felon who was previously deported five times by ICE. Nass blamed the San Francisco District Attorney's office for refusing to prosecute a drug charge. Sánchez was released by ICE after serving a third prison term for entering the country illegally. San Francisco is a sanctuary city.
What Senator Nass failed to understand is that the federal government including ICE failed to apply the stiff sentences for re-entering the country illegally. According to ICE, if a person enters the country illegally, the first violation is a federal civil offense, which a person gets deported at a cost of more than $10,000 per person, the second re-entry violation is a federal offense with a penalty of 5 to 10 years in prison and a third violation, an undocumented immigrant can get a federal prison term of 20 years in prison. So, who actually is at fault in the Sánchez case, it was the failure of the federal government and ICE including the U.S. Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security not to fully apply the law and prison terms for re-entering the U.S. and not the local, county of state governments as Senator Nass's argument to propose the SB 275 in Wisconsin attempts to imply.

Luz Sosa, a Community Organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, candidate for the Milwaukee County 12th Supervisor District and H. Nelson Goodson, a journalist and immigrant rights activist testified in October against WI State Senate proposed anti-immigrant SB 275 bill https://youtu.be/dWEwDdHKUOY


Sayfullo H. Saipov Charged With Federal Crimes For ISIS Support And Using Vehicle To Commit Multiple Murders

Saipov, a domestic terrorist was charged by feds for supporting ISIS and using a motor vehicle to cause multiple deaths, which 8 bicyclists were reported killed at a busy Manhattan bike trail. 6 died at the scene and 2 at a local hospital.

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

November 1, 2017

Manhattan, New York - On Wednesday, Sayfullo Habibullaevic Saipov, 29, of Tampa, Florida was charged by federal authorities with two federal counts for material support of ISIS, and violence and destruction of motor vehicles used to commit multiple murders. Authorities recovered a note from the Home Depot truck that he rented to plow into unsuspecting bicyclists and pedestrians at a bike trail in Manhattan.
Several cellphones were also recovered and authorities discovered videos of ISIS beheading victims and also ISIS tanks running over victims, which according to the feds, it inspired Saipov to commit a terrorist act. 
On Tuesday, Saipov was taken into custody after he was shot in the abdomen by a NYC police officer assigned to the area responding to a report that a truck driver had gotten into a bicycle/pedestrian path (trail) and struck multiple bicyclists and pedestrians at a busy West Side lower Manhattan bike trail and then crashing into a school bus. Saipov killed 8 bicylists and injured more than a dozen people at a bike trail just several blocks from the World Trade Center, acording to police. 
Saipov was taken to a local hospital for a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He is a permanent resident and is originally from Uzbekistan, according to federal authorities who joined the investigation with local police. Saipov legally immigrated to the U.S. in 2010 and holds a valid immigration green card.
Saipov apparently rented a Home Depot flatbed truck in New Jersey and used to strike bicyclists on Tuesday afternoon around 3:05 p.m., police reported. Witnesses at the scene say that he chanted in Arabic, "Allah' Akbar" which means God is Great when he exited the truck after crashing into a school bus. Two adults and two children were in the bus.


Sayfullo Saipov federal criminal complaint (PDF) https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/press-release/file/1008081/download


Wrong-way Driver Burned To Death At I-43/I-94 High-rise Bridge Collision With UPS Semi-trailer

A wrong-way driver was burn to death after crashing into a UPS semi-trailer on I-43/I-94 high-rise bridge and W. National Ave., according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office.

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

November 1, 2017

Milwaukee, WI - On Wednesday, a wrong-way driver going southbound on the northbound I-43/I-94 on the high-rise bridge on W. National Ave. around 3:45 a.m. was burned to death after the vehicle crashed head-on into a UPS semi-trailer heading northbound and caught fire, according to the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office. Acting Milwaukee County Sheriff Richard Schmidt during a press conference described the incident at the high-rise bridge as "catastrophic" and that an off-duty police officer on the highway who stopped at the scene attempted to pull the unconscious driver from the vehicle, but flames forced him to fall back.
The unconscious driver and the vehicle were burned to the point that authorities are having a difficult time in identifying the deceased driver and the type of vehicle that it was.
The semi-driver who survived the crash told deputies at the scene that he noticed a vehicle coming at him head on without lights and couldn't swerve to avoid it because another vehicle was on the lane next to him. When the crash occurred, the UPS semi-trailer driver managed to exit the trailer with reported injuries to his knees and feet. Most of the packages in the UPS trailer were burned as well.
The high-rise bridge going northbound remained closed for eight hours during the investigation.
Sheriff Schmidt says, that 81 wrong-way incidents have been reported for 2017 in Milwaukee County and most involved drugs or alcohol except one when an elderly driver got into the highway the wrong-way by mistake.