Sunday, June 30, 2019

Close Trump's ICE Concentration Camps Protest Led By Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin At Noon In Front Of Federal Courthouse In Milwaukee On July 2nd

Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (Citizen Action of Wisconsin) and Progressive Moms of Wisconsin will hold a protest on Tuesday July 2nd at noon calling for Congress to close down Trump's concentration camps by the border.

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

June 30, 2019

Milwaukee, WI - On Sunday, Luz Sosa, the Latina Community Organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin, the Hispanic Caucus for Citizen Action of Wisconsin, a progressive organization announced as part of a national day of action "Close The Camps" that they will hold a major protest along with Progressive Moms of Wisconsin to call on the U.S. Congress to close all of Trump's ICE concentration camps along the U.S.-Mexico border. The protest will start at noon on July 2 in front of the federal courthouse where the offices of federal legislators are located in Milwaukee, according to Sosa.
It has been reported by the mainstream media and watch group of attorney's that visited the camps that children held in "tent cities" also known as concentration camps are being treated inhumane and lacking the basic hygiene necessities (children have been denied toothpaste and soap) 
prompting ICE to move some of the children to other detention centers after it was exposed that children were denied the basic hygiene needs. U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Sarah Fabian representing the Trump administration recently argued in a federal court that undocumented children held in camps are not entitled to certain hygiene necessities (soap, toothbrushes including toothpaste, beds) and etc. The federal judge thought otherwise.
BBC reported that in July 2017, US District Judge Dolly Gee found the Trump administration had breached the 1997 Flores agreement by not providing migrant children with appropriate food or hygienic supplies, housing them in cold facilities without beds.
Children are been held in crowded (over capacity conditions) sleeping in concrete without beds, children taking care of infants, children subjected to sexual abuse, harsh treatment, neglect and unsanitary conditions including lack of medical attention and treatment that have led to multiple deaths of undocumented children from Central America.
Under the Trump administration, 10 undocumented immigrants died in 2017 and 12 died in 2018, which the tally does not include the deaths of two Guatemalan children in Customs and Border Patrol custody and reported deaths for 2019. Jakelin Caal Maquin, 7, and Felipe Alonzo-Gomez, 8, died within weeks of each other in December. Nor does it include the March death of a 20-month old girl, Mariee Juárez, nearly two months after she was held at an ICE family detention center in Texas with her mother. Her mother is now suing the government, alleging neglect, NBC News reported.
Also undocumented Carlos Gregorio Hernández Vásquez, 16, from Guatemala died in May at a Texas detention center. Wilmer Josué Ramírez Vásquez, age 2; Juan de León Gutiérrez, 16; Alónzo-Gomez; and Caal Maquin, all died while being detained by ICE and were from Guatemala, BBC reported.

• Private corporation prisons do definitely benefit from the detention of undocumented immigrants by ICE, since the government pays between $133.99 to $200 per day to house an undocumented in a private prison. To hold an undocumented family, it costs at least $319 at a family residential center, according to the U.S.DHS.

• It cost taxpayers at least $775 a day to hold an undocumented child in a "tent city" or a Trump ICE concentration camp, according to HHS/NBC News.

Update: Video of Close the Camps protest rally in Milwaukee on July 2, 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Businesses Including Retail, Food Stores And Outdoor Festivals Should Post Public Signs That All Are Welcome And Give Notice That ICE Is Not Welcome To Conduct Immigration Raids Without Legal Warrants

Latinos, undocumented immigrants and allies should avoid shopping and spending their hard earned dollars at businesses, retail stores, outdoor festivals and places that don't welcome them or support Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

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

June 29, 2019

Washington, D.C. - On Saturday, Trump confirmed that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) will shortly begin to roundup 100's of thousands of undocumented immigrants that have been ordered to exit the U.S. by immigration judges, which could extend to mix status citizens and family members. Latinos should avoid any business including outdoor festivals and music venues that don't have a public sign being displayed saying that all are welcome and ICE is not allowed to detain customers in the business or festivalgoers unless they have a valid federal warrant.
Being undocumented in the U.S. is a federal civil offense and not a federal criminal offense, that's why ICE uses ICE administrative warrants, which are deemed not legal unless a federal warrant is signed by a court judge.
If a business, retail store, a mega grocery store or neighborhood outdoor festival isn't displaying a posted sign that all are welcome and prohibiting ICE from detaining undocumented immigrants, avoid the festival, business or store and go shop at Latino businesses in your vecinity to support local businesses that support Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
Undocumented immigrants pay taxes and contribute millions of dollars to local economies including the County, state and federal governments.
Avoid Walgreen's, Uber, Menards, Walmart and other stores that support Trump, the GOP and use your dollars to finance through campaign donations to the state Republican Party, which is deemed anti-immigrant and is supporting a White nationalist agenda guised as Trump's MAGA campaign advocating hate, bigotry and division among Americans.

RED ALERT: Undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and especially in Wisconsin should stay away from outdoor festivals, Mexican dances and other large populated venues, since Trump's ICE is most likely to target venues with large Latino presence to seek out those undocumented immigrants targeted for removal including any relative or acquaintances that become victims and will be subject to arrest by ICE and subject for removal from the U.S.

Be prepared:

1. Don't open the door to ICE or anyone that has a Police label on their jackets unless they can provide a valid warrant naming a person that is wanted and signed by a judicial judge.

2. If you are in need of food supplies and other items, spend your money at neighborhood Latino businesses, grocery stores and avoid White corporate operated MEGA food stores, which are most likely to be targeted by ICE.

3. Begin an ICE neighborhood watch initiative with neighbors, if ICE or any federal government vehicle or a large law enforcement presence is in the neighborhood, notify all the neighbors in your network to keep a look out and alert those possibly being targeted by ICE.

4. If any massive ICE movement is noticed in an area, post it on Facebook and tag your friends to alert followers, so they can spread the word of an ICE presence.

5. Remember, some Trump ICE agents are rogues and intentionally lie and do violate federal laws, according to federal cases filed and also trespass in private properties illegally without warrants and should be dealt with as illegal intruders and should be video recorded (videos should be made public, video record faces of agents and vehicles used) and report illegal incidents to the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice.

6. Be safe, cautious and be aware of your surroundings to avoid unexpected stops by ICE.

7. Carry an immigration Attorney's emergency number to contact for any legal assistance and to learn your whereabouts for family notification of your location, if stopped and detained by ICE.

8. Spend your hard earned dollars where you are welcomed and where a posted sign is visible to the public confirming that ICE is prohibited from engaging in any type of raid in the property without a federal legal warrant signed by a court judge.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Dalquavis T. Ward From Milwaukee Arrested In Connection With The Homicide Of Racine Police Officer John Hetland

Ward was taken into custody on Thursday in the City of Milwaukee, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office reported.

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

June 28, 2019

Kenosha, WI - On Thursday, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) who is investigating the homicide of City of Racine Police Officer John Hetland reported that Milwaukee police along with other law enforcement agencies had arrested Dalquavis T. Ward, 26, in the City of Milwaukee in connection with Hetland's murder. 
Ward, the suspect in the homicide of Racine Police Officer Hetland is currently in the custody at the Kenosha County Jail. More than $80,000 dollars reward was being offered for information leading to Ward's arrest, but information from the Wisconsin DOJ Criminal Lab led to Ward's arrest.
Off-duty Racine Police Officer Hetland, a 28-year police veteran with the department was fatally shot on Monday, June 17 around 9:40 p.m. at the 1900 block of Lapthrop Ave. while attempting to arrest Ward, a suspected armed robber at Teezer's Tavern in Racine.
Ward's arrest on Thursday was made with the cooperation of over 17 law enforcement agencies and thousands of hours of work by investigators.
Details of the case will not be released at this time.  Detectives from the agencies involved are continuing to investigate, according to the KCSO.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Wisconsin DOJ Expected To Release The Death Results Of Humberto Suarez Soon, According To The Kewaunee County Coroner Rory Groessl

The Kewaunee County Coroner's Office says no indication of foul play suspected in the death of Suarez.

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

June 25, 2019

Kewaunee, WI – On Tuesday, Rory Groessl, the Kewaunee County Coroner confirmed that "no foul play suspected" in the death of Humberto Suarez, 28, whose body was located on April 5, 2019 seven days after his vehicle was found abandon near the same location in Kewaunee County. Groessl also wrote via e-mail, "The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation is working on a release. I would anticipate it will be available soon", he also ruled out suicide or drug overdose, when questioned by Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA), if it was a murder investigation. The Suarez death case is certainly odd and speculation about his death has been circulating in the Latino community in Wisconsin after his family sought the mainstream media, social networks and other venues to seek help from the community to locate Suarez after he was reported missing.
Suarez's body was located following the discovery of an abandoned vehicle on Kadletz Road in Kewaunee, County, the Kewaunee County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) reported.
According to the KCSO, on Sunday, March 30, 2019 a vehicle was found abandoned on Kadletz Road, approximately .5 miles from Highway 29. A search was conducted for the driver of the abandoned vehicle at the location and was not located.  The vehicle was towed to a Kewaunee tow lot at that time. 
Seven days later, on Friday, April 5, 2019, the Milwaukee Police Department contacted Kewaunee Sheriff's Office regarding the missing owner of the abandoned vehicle. Kewaunee County Sheriff deputies returned to the scene and located Suarez's body beyond the previously searched radius.
An autopsy was conducted by the Kewaunee County Coroner and the Sheboygan Medical Examiner.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and Wisconsin State Crime Lab Crime Scene Response Unit also assisted in the investigation at the request of Kewaunee County Sheriff's Office.
Suarez was last seen alive on March 29, 2019 and his family reported him missing afterwards.

Monday, June 24, 2019

Trump's Claim To Deport 1M Undocumented Is Definitely A Farse

Trump pulls another false claim and uses it to launch his re-election campaign for president as a Republican.

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

June 24, 2019

Washington, D.C. -  Donald Trump (R) recently tweeted that he has postpone his order (directive) to have the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) enforce immigration judges orders of deportation of at least 1 million of undocumented immigrants who have failed to exit the U.S. Trump issued his claim during his re-election bid in Florida in an attempt to make it sound that he was conducting a new mass sweep to deport undocumented immigrants and to fire up his racist and bigoted MAGA base. Well, it was certainly a farse and the mainstream media ran with it without realizing that it was definitely a faux (fake). 
ICE continues to concentrate in doing its job by targeting the undocumented by locating, arresting and processing them for deportation on a daily basis. Whether Trump delays his directive to deport 1M of undocumented for two weeks, ICE will continue to do its job. Trump only capitalized on ICE's daily routine to locate and detain targeted undocumented for his political benefit and few with common sense realized it.
Former President Barack Obama, a Democrat deported millions and holds the U.S. record as Chief Deporter.


• It costs taxpayers at least $10,864 to locate, arrest, process and deport each undocumented immigrant in the U.S. Do the math, if Trump wants to deport 1M undocumented, it will ultimately cost the taxpayer more than $10B, according to ICE.

• During the fiscal year on 2016, ICE spent $3.2B to deport 240,000 of 450,000 targeted for deportation, according to CNN.

•The IRS confirmed that between 50% to 75% of undocumented pay taxes and contributed at least $7B into the Social Security fund.

• At least 8M U.S. jobs are dependent on undocumented immigrants.

• Private corporation prisons do definitely benefit from the detention of undocumented immigrants by ICE, since the government pays $133.99 to $200 per day to house an undocumented in a private prison. To hold an undocumented family, it costs at least $319 at a family residential center, according to the U.S.DHS.

• It cost taxpayers at least $775 a day to hold an undocumented child in a "tent city" or a Trump ICE concentration camp, according to HHS/NBC News.

• The largest deportation was recorded in 2012, which ICE deported 409,824 of undocumented immigrants.

• ICE raids have claimed other mix status family victims with U.S. born children as well other than those targeted for deportation.

Finally, it would be more beneficial and cost effective for the American U.S. taxpayers to actually push for passage of a comprehensive Immigration reform bill with a path to U.S. citizenship for more than 11M of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. who are contributing billions of dollars into the economy and have become the backbone of our economic system that keeps America afloat and prospering in a competitive world.
Diversey is the key to making America great again.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

Illinois Ogle County Sheriff's Deputies Took Undocumented Manuel Estrella To ICE Facility After Immigration Agents Failed To Pick Him Up At Jail After 24 Hours

Estrella was taken to an ICE facility by Ogle County deputies after ICE agents failed to pick him up after 24 hours simply for not having a valid driver's license and no lights on vehicle during a traffic stop.

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

June 23, 2019

Oregon, Illinois - On Wednesday, Manuel Estrella was stopped around 4:30 p.m. on a traffic violation for not having lights on a vehicle he was driving and was taken into custody by a Ogle County Sheriff deputy for not having a valid driver's license, according to his daughter Cintya Sanchez. Sanchez who contacted Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA) claims in her personal Facebook (FB) post that the Ogle County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) violated the Trust Act and is now criticizing Illinois Governor JP Pritzker (D) for not holding the OCSO accountable for violating the Trust Act.
Governor Pritzker recently announce that he would not allow police and County Sheriff's in Illinois to be an extension of ICE immigration enforcement and banned private undocumented children ICE funded detention centers in the state.
According to Sanchez, Ogle County Sheriff Lt. Jason Lynn, who is in charge of the County Jail and Sergeant William White violated federal law by not releasing her father when ICE agents failed to pick him up after 24 hours. Lt. Lynn apparently allowed for assigned deputies to transport Estrella to an ICE facility in Illinois after ICE agents failed to pick up Estrella.
Sanchez's posted on FB says, "...officials are not following the law. I am living proof. My father was incarcerated Wednesday around 4:30 for no "lights" and no DL. We paid BAIL ! He was supposed to be let go!! OGLE COUNTY CALLED IMMIGRATION ON HIM. OGLE COUNTY DETAINED AND HELD HIM, they BROKE the TRUST ACT. And then they said if AFTER 24 hours ice didn't come he would be let out. MORE then 24 hours passed and ice never came OGLE COUNTY TOOK HIM TO IMMIGRATION. 

Lieutenant Jason Lynn and Sergeant William White did NOT COMPLY with the law. THEY REFUSED TO SPEAK TO US. Even when we had TWO LAWYERS. 

You governor JB have done nothing for my people. 

Please Share! Please spread the news. Please care. My family is in a million pieces."
According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website, no law enforcement agency including the Ogle County Sheriff's Department in the state of Illinois has no authorized 287(g) agreement with ICE to have their deputies or officers act like Immigration enforcement agents.
The OCSO has not posted any press release about Estrella's arrest on Wednesday for not having a valid driver's license compared to other arrests made during the week for not having a driver's license on its Website.

Video: Melissa Estrella's Facebook statements about her father's arrest by the Ogle County Sheriff's Department in Illinois at

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Off-duty Racine Police Officer John Hetland Killed In Attempted Arm Robbery And Off-duty Milwaukee Police Officer Kou Her Killed In Crash By Four Time Convicted OWI Driver

Two police officers from different departments killed in non-related incidents in Wisconsin.

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

June 18, 2019

Racine, WI - Two police departments in Wisconsin are mourning the loss of several off-duty police officers killed nearly four hours apart. The first officer killed was reported by the Racine Police Department who confirmed that off-duty Racine Police Officer John Hetland, a 28-year police veteran with the department was fatally shot on Monday around 9:40 p.m. at the 1900 block of Lapthrop Ave. while attempting to arrest a suspected armed robber at Teezer's Tavern. The murder suspect fled the scene and $2,000 dollar reward is being offered by the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department and the Crime Stoppers of Racine County for any information leading to the arrest of the suspect, according to the Racine Police Department.
On a non-related deadly incident on Tuesday, the Milwaukee Police Department reported that off-duty Milwaukee Police Officer Kou Her, a 2-year police veteran on the department was fatally killed shortly after getting off duty arund 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday while driving home near N. 60th Street and W. Capital Ave. A suspected OWI driver apparently was speeding and ran a red light striking Her's vehicle who died from the crash injuries. The driver that struck Her was taken into custody and has four prior OWI convictions, according to the Milwaukee Police Department.

Friday, June 7, 2019

$50M Cash Bond Set For La Luz Del Mundo Religious Leader Naasón Jaoquín García Charged With 26 Felony Counts For Forced Rape Of A Minor, Human Trafficking And Production Of Child Pornography

García, the religious sect leader from La Luz del Mundo in Mexico facing life in prison, if convicted on all charges in California.

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

June 7, 2019

Los Angeles, California - On Wednesday, Naasón Jaoquín García, 50, the religious sect leader from La Luz del Mundo headquartered in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico was charged with 26 state felony counts for forced rape of minors ranging in ages from 10 to 16, human trafficking, production child pornography including other felony crimes committed between 2015 to 2018 and a cash bond of $50 million was set for his release. García along with Alondra Ocampo, 36, and Susana Medina Oaxaca, 24, were taken into custody on Monday at the Los Angeles International Airport. State authorities are also looking for Azalea Rangel Meléndez who remains at large and is wanted on multiple charges as well.
According to Xavier Becerra, the California State Attorney General, four victims have come forward and more victims are being sought in connection with the case. Becerra referred to García as a very sick man during a press conference.
Becerra is seeking other potential victims and victims should contact (323) 765-2100 or the California Department of Justice internet website at to denounce any sexual assault and abuse concerning this case.
According to the criminal complaint filed with the Los Angeles County Superior Court, the California Department of Justice alleges Joaquín García and his co-defendants committed 26 felonies in Southern California over a period of approximately four years. Joaquín García and his co-defendants allegedly coerced victims into performing sexual acts by telling them that if they went against any of his desires or wishes as "the Apostle," that they were going against God. The other individuals named in the complaint are Ocampo, Melendez, and Oaxaca, all of whom are affiliated with La Luz Del Mundo. In addition to Joaquín García, Ocampo and Oaxaca were arrested on Monday. An arrest warrant has also been issued for Melendez, who is currently at large, according to the criminal complaint.

Update (July 17, 2019): Los Angeles County Magistrate David Fields denied bail for Naasón Joaquín García, the leader of La Luz del Mundo who previously had a $50M bail. Garcia is considered a flight risk and authorities found thousands of child pornography images in his cell phone, which investigators say that he is obsessed with child pornography. Alondra Ocampo bail was set at $25M, Susana Medina Oaxaca was set free after posting $150K bail and Azalea Rangel Melendez is still at large and is wanted on a felony warrant in California. The defendants are scheduled to return to a court hearing on August 2, 2019.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Mario Herrera, The Hispanic Outreach Director Resigns From The Republican Party of Wisconsin

Herrera announced his resignation from the Republican Party of Wisconsin.

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

June 5, 2019

Madison, WI - On Wednesday, Mario Herrera, the Hispanic Outreach Director for the Republican Party of Wisconsin announced in his Facebook account that he had resigned his position with the GOP and has joined a group of partners in launching a conservative advocacy corporation to address issues facing the right wing political spectrum.
Herrera posted the following announcement in his Facebook account, It has been my honor to serve as the Hispanic Outreach Director for The Republican Party of Wisconsin these last two years. I submitted my resignation two weeks ago and will no longer serve in an official capacity for the GOP; that being said, I am proud to announce I will continue to move the conservative message forward in launching No Better Friend Corp.

"Demonstrate to the world, there is 'No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy' than a U.S. Marine. - General Jim Mattis" 

Our mission will be to implement and advocates for public policy solutions to the problems we all face together, we will also proactively work to reach out and bring new voices into the conservative movement..

Herrera who is originally from Corona, California and his family from Jalisco, Mexico under the state GOP worked to recruit Latinos to support the Wisconsin GOP including Trump's White nationalist agenda, but most Latinos who voted in the last Wisconsin election helped oust former Republican Scott Walker including statewide Republican elected officials and were instrumental in electing Democratic Governor Tony Evers and other Democrats in the State Treasurer, State Secretary and State Attorney elected offices.

Andrea Rodriguez Announced Her Candidacy For Milwaukee County Supervisor In District 4

Rodriguez is a local educator, community organizer and a Milwaukee Safety and Civic Commissioner with the City of Milwaukee.

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

June 5, 2019

Milwaukee, WI - On Tuesday, Andrea Rodriguez officially announced on her Facebook account that she is a candidate for Milwaukee County Supervisor in District 4. According to her press release, Rodriguez is a lifelong Milwaukeean, educator, and community organizer. She was raised on the northside of Milwaukee and has called the southside her home the last fifteen years. She has served many roles over the years, including being a mentor to youth groups, volunteer for several community groups, and an appointed commissioner of the City of Milwaukee's Safety and Civic Commission. Rodriguez is a well known progressive Latina woman with a commitment to getting Milwaukee economically competitive on a global level and using her science education background to lead Milwaukee County toward an environmentally responsible future. Rodriguez is also a first generation American with goals of uniting Milwaukee County and is determined in empowering all residents, especially after Milwaukee County has finally announced racism as a public health crisis. She is a strong supporter of Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic's outstanding work in District 4 and looks to continue that legacy while empowering residents on community level as a representative of Milwaukee County. She believes everyone deserves a safer county and will work hard to improve our county parks and community centers. She wants to improve our mass transit system, insuring that all residents have access all parts of our county in an efficient, safe way. She will work tirelessly with our sheriff department in order to improve its procedures as they protect and serve residents. She will also work hard to unite the voices of residents and county employees to make sure we improve our health services for families and seniors. Rodriguez currently serves on the Garden District Neighborhood Association Board, where she lived for thirteen years and is currently serving residents of Polonia, while very active in the Crisol Neighborhood after recently moving to the area. Rodriguez is well known for her grassroots organizing and as a educator, is very skilled at creating great change with little resources. 
Rodriguez wants to replace Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic in the 4th Milwaukee County Supervisor District who is running for Alderwoman to replace Alderman T. Anthony Zielinski in the Aldermanic 14th District in the City of Milwaukee who is a candidate for Mayor.

Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin/Citizen Action of WI Becomes The First Advocacy Organization To Launch Green New Deal Campaign

Luz Sosa, the community organizer for Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin told members that the organization is the first to launch a Green New Deal campaign in the nation.

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

June 5, 2019

Milwaukee, WI - Acción Ciudadana de Wisconsin (Citizen Action of Wisconsin-CAW) held a Green New Deal (GND) gathering at the Freight 38 Nighclub with local members and allies to kick-off a campaign to educate the populace that "we're headed for a climate genocide that will disproportionately affect marginalized communities already dealing with the consequences of decades of neglect and deindustralization," according to CAW. CAW goal is to educate the public about the GND campaign that has been launched to educate the public about the importance of the GND and how the climate is affecting their lives; will provide civic 101 trainings and neighborhood canvasses to inform and identify leaders to become part of the campaign and to built a base and identify local support in communities of color to help promote funding sources from public elected officials, according to CAW.
Luz Sosa, the CAW community organizer says that members of CAW will knock on doors to help educate people about the Green New Deal and its affects. According to Sosa, CAW is the first non-profit organization to launch a GND campaign in the country.
Those attending were Milwaukee County Supervisor Steven Shea and Milwaukee Public School Board member Tony Baez.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Carmen C. Cabrera, Carmen M. Ortiz And Rebecca Arrichiello Elected To Lead The Democratic Party Of Wisconsin Latino Caucus 2019

Cabrera was elected as Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Latino Caucus, also Ortiz as Vice-Chair and Arrichiello as Secretary/Treasurer during the Democratic Party of Wisconsin State Convention in Milwaukee.

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

June 1, 2019

Milwaukee, WI - On Saturday, Latino Democrats elected Carmen C. Cabrera as Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin Latino Caucus, also Carmen M. Ortiz was elected as Vice-Chair and Rebecca Arrichiello was elected as Secretary/Treasurer during the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW) State Convention 2019 in Milwaukee. According to DPW, the newly elected Latino Caucus Officers for 2019-2021 "will have additional responsibilities beyond their normal Caucus duties to help with the Milwaukee 2020 DNC Convention."

Editors note: The DPW Latino Caucus and all of the Latinos and Latinas in elected office in the State of Wisconsin including County and municipal governments should unite in the effort to support instate tuition and driver licenses (permits, as a statewide driving issue for safe roads) for undocumented immigrants in the state that contribute more than $90M in combine taxes in Wisconsin per year and to advocate for Governor Tony Evers (D) to revoke and prohibit any state, county and municipal law enforcement agency in Wisconsin from entering into partnership with U.S. ICE under the 287(g) program, which is known today as a profiling and discriminatory program revamped by Trump to target Latinos and immigrant communities nationally. Also, the DPW Latino Caucus should bring Comprehensive Immigration Reform back into the spotlight during the Milwaukee 2020 DNC National Convention in order to advocate for other Latino Caucuses in the Democratic Party around the nation to join in the effort to pass immigration reform and to fix the broken down immigration enforcement system.

According to PEW and the U.S. Census in 2014, 72% of the 370,000 Latino population (6% of the total state population) in Wisconsin are U.S. born compared to 28%, which are foreign born, about 72% of Latinos are of Mexican origin and 28% are of non-Mexican origin. Latinos in Wisconsin make .7% of the Hispanic population in the U.S.