Archive for February, 2016

Video Captured Historic Moment When Madison Capitol Streets Were Closed During Day Without Latinos And Immigrants Rally

Thousands of people converged at the Madison Capitol during Day Without Latinos and Immigrants .

Miles de personas manifestaron en el Capitolio en Madison durante Día Sin Latinos y Inmigrantes.

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

February 29, 2016

Madison, WI – Behind the scenes, as thousands of Latinos and non-Latinos begin to arrive at the Madison Capitol in Wisconsin to rally against several Republican anti-immigrant bills on February 18 and people converge on the streets surrounding the Capitol building, Primitivo Torres from Voces de la Frontera contacted police to shut down the streets around the Capitol and allow the crowds into the streets as a safety measure. Pastor José Dominguez and H. Nelson Goodson walked along with Torres during this historic moment and immigrant movement in the State of Wisconsin.

Detrás de la ensena, Primitivo Torres de Voces de la Frontera le aviso a la policía de Madison que cierre la calles alrededor del Capitolio de Madison en Wisconsin al tráfico como medio se seguridad y dejen a la gente tomar las calles durante una manifestación de ‘Día sin Latinos e Inmigrantes’ en contra dos proyectos de ley anti-inmigrante de legisladores Republicanos durante el 18 de Febrero en Madison. El Pastor José Dominguez y H. Nelson Goodson acompañaban a Torres en este momento histórico en la historia del inmigrante en el estado de Wisconsin.

Video: Historic moment when police closed streets to traffic at Madison Day without Latino rally https://youtu.be/t5Y55ek5k44

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Milwaukee Police Officers Jose Acevedo And Jesús Gloria From District 2 Received Community Crime Prevention Awards

Two outstanding police officers assigned to the Milwaukee Police District 2 Station were recently recognized and received awards for their efforts in community crime prevention.

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

February 28, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee Police Department (MPD) reported that both Community Liaison Police Officers José Acevedo and Jesús Gloria were each recognized, honored and received Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Community Crime Prevention Awards for ‘Outstanding Community Liasion Officers’ and their dedication to crime prevention at the 2nd Milwaukee Police District Station in the Southside of the City of Milwaukee. Both Police Officers Acevedo and Gloria have enhanced the block watch initiatives in the Southside where a predominantly Spanish speaking community resides and hold bilingual crime analysis meetings along with other officers to keep community members informed and helping to create good working relationships between police, community stakehokders and the community residents in an effort to prevent cime in the area.
Police Officers Acevedo and Gloria were among other of Milwaukee finest to get awards, Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm who received the ‘Crime Prevention Advocate Award’, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division and community members to be honored and recognized at the 67th Annual Crime Prevention Awards ceremony that was held at the Wisconsin Club and the event was hosted by Safe & Sound, Inc. and LISC Milwaukee (Local Initiatives Support Corporation), with financial support from AAA Wisconsin, according to MPD.

Receiving the Greater Law Enforcement Community Law Enforcement Awards were:

● Crime Prevention Advocate Award to Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm

● Outstanding Community Liaison Officers to Police Officers José Acevedo and Jesús Gloria

● Outstanding Professional Contributions to Police Officer Joshua Dummann

● Outstanding Civilian Contributions to Jessica Rodriguez-Jasso

● AAA Traffic Safety Award – Law Enforcement to Milwaukee County Sheriff Office Patrol Division

Receiving the Community Crime Prevention Awards were:

● Outstanding Individual Involved in Crime Prevention to Cacy Kemp

● Outstanding Individual Involved in Crime Prevention to Aaron Blathers

● Outstanding Block Club to Villa/Rohr led by Henry Davis

● Outstanding Faith Based Organization to District Seven Chaplains

● Outstanding Contributions by a Business to Gahn Meat Company

● Outstanding Greater Milwaukee Partnership to Salvation Army and Community

● AAA Traffic Safety Award – Community to Ulysses Brown

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Latinos en Wisconsin anuncian Acciones contra dos Proyectos de Ley anti-inmigrante

Voces de la Frontera anunció la acción estatal en 5 o 7 condados para presionar el gobernador Walker que veta varios proyectos de ley anti-inmigrantes por los legisladores republicanos en Wisconsin.

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

26 de febrero del 2016

Milwaukee, WI – El viernes, los latinos, legisladores estatales demócratas, conservadores políticos, varias organizaciones de finés no lucrativos, un consejal de Milwaukee incluyendo la Diputada Estatal JoCasta Zamarripa quienes realizaron una conferencia de prensa afuera del Super Mercado El Rey para anunciar la continuación de los esfuerzos para prevenir varios proyectos de ley anti-inmigrantes de legisladores republicanos (AB 450 / SB 369 y AB 723 / SB 533) de ser promulgadas como leyes en Wisconsin. La Diputada Zamarripa dice que el gobernador Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) le dijo que él no quiere el Senado del Estado debate y vote a favor de AB 450. Zamarripa dijo, “que el gobernador Walker no desea ver AB 450, o ‘ciudades santuario’ proyecto de ley, se colocará en el calendario del Senado y se enviará a su escritorio y por desgracia, parece que no está dispuesto a vetar la SB 533, que prohibiría muchos de inmigrantes en Milwaukee que no tengan acceso a una tarjeta de identificación municipal.
“Esta lucha no ha terminado. Animo a los miembros del público para mantener la presión sobre el gobernador Walker y los legisladores republicanos en contra de estos dos proyectos de ley anti-inmigrantes en las próximas semanas y meses”, dijo Zamarripa. Zamarripa también dijo que la semana pasada Arizona votó en contra de dos proyectos de ley similares que los legisladores republicanos del estado de Wisconsin utilizaron para crear los actuales proyectos de ley anti-inmigrantes en el estado.
Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Directora Ejecutiva de Voces de la Frontera declaró, que “el 14 de marzo, habrá acciones locales y alrededor del estado incluyendo en 5 a 7 condados con la mayor concentración de latinos e inmigrantes en el estado para enviar un mensaje al gobernador Walker para que veta SB 533 y AB 450, si le llegan a su oficina para su firma.
“La verdad es que no sabremos, si AB 450 está realmente muerta hasta el 15 de marzo, el último día que el Senado estará en sesión, por lo que el 14 de marzo, vamos a seguir dando nuestra voz en oposición de estas propuestas anti-inmigrante y facturas racistas”, indicó Neumann-Ortiz.
German Sánchez de Green Bay que representa WISDOM dice que el gobernador Walker tiene que vetar ambos proyectos de ley. Sánchez ha trabajado en una granja lechera durante 10 años en Wisconsin.
Darryl Morin, ex vicepresidente de LULAC del Medio Oeste y miembro de la mesa directiva de la Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc., que opera la anual Mexican Fiesta dice que los latinos republicanos, conservadores políticos y demócratas se han unido para oponerse a estas propuestas anti-inmigrante y mucha gente está trabajando detras de la ensenas para detener los ambos proyectos de ley anti-inmigrantes. El miércoles pasado, Morin en su cuenta de Facebook publicó: “Estos esfuerzos se han traducido en una manifestación sin precedentes de nuestra determinación contra la legislación dirigida a nuestra comunidad. Estos proyectos de ley buscan privar a la dignidad humana de inmigrantes con el que se crea cada vida, de tantos que simplemente estan tratando de mantener a sus familias. No quiero dejar de aclarar el estado actual del SB 533, mientras fue aprobada por el Senado y los Diputados, hora se encuentra en proceso de llegarle ante el gobernador para su consideración”.
El primer miembro latino del Partido Republicano, Manuel Pérez, ex Secretario del Departamento de Wisconsin de Desarrollo Laboral bajo el gobernador Walker hizo claro su posición al Hispano News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA), que el se opone a ambos proyectos de ley anti-inmigrante y lanzó su punto de siete enfoques para la construcción de puentes de comunicación y desarrollo de trabajos para la comunidad hispana en lugar de barreras cual estas propuestas van a crear si son aprobadas por el gobernador Walker.
HNNUSA ha intentado en numerosas ocasiones para ponerse en contacto y obtener su posición sobre los proyectos de ley anti-inmigrantes, pero el reverendo Joe Ángel Medina, el actual Presidente de latino Caucus del Partido Republicano en Wisconsin y miembro del Comité Ejecutivo del Partido Republicano en Wisconsin ha estado en silencio y está siendo criticado por sus colegas republicanos latinos por su falta de compasión y reconocer el daño cual estos proyectos de ley anti-inmigrante pueda causar al pueblo por los legisladores republicanos. Para un reverendo, Medina parece sin corazón y no esta lo suficientemente preocupado por la difícil situación de la comunidad inmigrante de Wisconsin que está pasando hoy en día, de acuerdo con algunos republicanos latinos.
La hija del reverendo Medina, Amanda Medina-Roddy se está postulando como candidata para ser elegida como una de los miembros de la comunidad de la Junta Escolar de Waukesha y varios miembros de la comunidad latina preguntan donde realmente se encuentra ella en su posición sobre las leye anti-inmigrante y la retórica contra los inmigrantes.
Uno de los proyectos de ley anti-inmigrante AB 723 fue co-patrocinada por la Diputada Estatal Jessie Rodriguez (R-Franklin), pero se reveló el 18 de febrero durante el debate en el pleno de la Cámara de Diputados que se emigró a los EE.UU. ilegalmente de El Salvador y más tarde logro su estatus legal. Desde que su previa condición ilegal se hizo público, se ha ido viral en las redes sociales y muchos latinos han publicado en Facebook lo que es una lástima que ella apoya proyectos de ley anti-inmigrante y se olvidó de dónde venía.
Rodríguez no ha respondido a las preguntas de HNNUSA sobre su estatus ilegal antes de hacerse legal en los EE.UU.
Hoy en día, el estado de Wisconsin se enfrenta a una disminución de las exportaciones a México y una pérdida de $6 mil millones de los ingresos de asociación entre México y Wisconsin sobre los proyectos de ley anti-inmigrante (AB 450 / SB 369 y AB 723 / SB 533) por los legisladores republicanos. Los mexicanos en Wisconsin están presionando a presidente Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN) y su administración de gobierno para actuar y le avise al gobernador Walker que no firme los dos proyectos de ley anti-inmigrante en ley. También quieren que el gobierno de EPN pueda empezar de disminuir todos los productos importados de Wisconsin como un movimiento de solidaridad con los mexicanos en el estado, si los proyectos de ley se conviertan en ley.
Robert F. Miranda, ex Director Ejecutivo de Esperanza Unidad, Inc., Editor en Jefe del Spanish Journal y columnista para el periódico de Turquía Yeni Asya acaba de publicar un artículo en Turquía titulado “Turquía debe analizar el comercio con el gobernador de Wisconsin Scott Walker”. Miranda escribe, que las leyes anti-inmigrante no duda discriminan a los hispanos, los musulmanes y los inmigrantes. “Estas leyes tendrán un impacto negativo en su mayoría a inmigrantes hispanos en Wisconsin, y sin duda un impacto negativo en los inmigrantes musulmanes, así … Turquía debería examinar las motivaciones de Wisconsin antes de participar en el comercio con un estado que los líderes actuales son intolerantes con los musulmanes y los inmigrantes”, Miranda publicó en el periódico Yeni Asya en Turquía.

Otros presentes en la conferencia de prensa fueron los Diputados del Estado Josh Zepnick (D-Milw.), Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milw.), David Bowen (D-Milw.), Concejal de Milwaukee José G. Pérez, Tammy Rivera (SOC), Ernesto Nava (ex Presidente de Empresarios Pequeños), Norys Pina, Patricia Ruiz, Tony Garnica, abogada de inmigración Marisabel Cabrera (MPD y el comisionada de Bomberos), Ernesto Baca (UMOS) y Justin Bielinski, candidato a concejal en el distrito 8 en Milwaukee.

Video: Latinos y Voces de la Frontera anuncian próximas acciones contra proyectos de ley anti-inmigrante en Wisconsin para el 14 de marzo https://youtu.be/inCFg6EuuJ8

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Statewide Action Planned Against Several WI Republican Anti-immigrant Bills

Voces de la Frontera announced statewide action in 5 or 7 counties to pressure Governor Walker to veto several unpopular Republican anti-immigrant bills in Wisconsin.

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

February 26, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – On Friday, Latinos, Democratic state legislators, conservatives, several non-profit organizations, a Milwaukee alderman including State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) held a press conference outside at the Super Mercado El Rey to announce continue statewide efforts to prevent several Republican anti-immigrant bills (AB 450/SB 369 and AB 723/SB 533) from being enacted into law in Wisconsin. Representative Zamarripa said that Governor Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) told her that he doesn’t want for the State Senate to take up AB 450. Zamarripa stated, “that Governor Walker does not wish to see AB 450, the ‘Sanctuary Cities’ bill, be placed on the Senate calendar and be sent to his desk. Unfortunately it does appear that he is unwilling to veto SB 533, which would prohibit many immigrant Milwaukeeans from having access to a local identification card.
“This fight is not over. I encourage members of the public to keep up the pressure on Gov. Walker and Republican legislators against both of these anti-immigrant bills in the weeks and months ahead.” Rep. Zamarripa also said that last week Arizona voted down two similar bills that Republican state legislators in Wisconsin used to create the current controversial anti-immigrant bills in the state.Christine Neumann-Ortiz, the Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera stated, that “on March 14th, there will be statewide local actions in the 5 to 7 counties with the largest concentration of Latinos and immigrants in the state to send a message to Governor Walker to veto SB 533 and AB 450, if it were to come to a vote.
“The truth is, we will not know, if AB 450 is really dead until March 15th, the last day the Senate will be in session, so on March 14th, we will continue to give voice to the statewide opposition to these anti-immigrant, racist bills,” Neumann-Ortiz stated.
German Sánchez from Green Bay representing WISDOM says that Governor Walker needs to veto both bills. Sánchez has worked in a dairy farm for 10 years in Wisconsin.
Darryl Morin, the former Vice-president of LULAC, Midwest and Board member of the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation, Inc., which operates the annual weekend Mexican Fiesta during the press conference says, that Latino Republicans, conservatives and Democrats have come forward to oppose these bills and people are working behind the scenes to stop both anti-immigrant bills from becoming law. Last Wednesday, Morin on his Facebook account posted, “These efforts have resulted in an unprecedented demonstration of our resolve against legislation targeting our community. These bills seek to deprive the very human dignity with which each life is created, from so many who are simply seeking to provide for their families. I do wish to clarify the SB533’s current status. While passed by both the Senate and the Assembly, it is now before the Governor for his consideration.”
The first Latino Republican Party member, Manuel Pérez, former Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development under Governor Walker made his position clear to Hispanic News Network U.S.A. (HNNUSA), that he was opposed to both anti-immigrant bills and released his seven point approach to building bridges with the Hispanic community instead of barriers.
HNNUSA has attempted numerous times to contact and get his position on the anti-immigrant bills, but Reverend Joe Angel Medina, the current Wisconsin Republican Party Caucus Chair and member of the Executive Committee of the Republican Party in Wisconsin has been silent and is being criticized by fellow Latino Republicans for his lack of stepping up and opposing the anti-immigrant rhetoric and state legislative bills passed by State Republican legislators targeted at the Hispanic community. For a reverend, Medina seems heartless and not passionate enough for the plight of the Wisconsin immigrant community, according to some Latino Republicans.
Reverend Medina’s daughter, Amanda Medina-Roddy is currently running for the Waukesha School Board and Waukesha community members of the Latino community are wondering where she actually stands on the Republican anti-immigrant bills and rhetoric.
One of the anti-immigrant bills AB 723 was co-sponsored by State Representative Jessie Rodriguez (R-Franklin), but it was revealed on February 18 during the Assembly floor debate that she immigrated to the U.S. illegally from El Salvador and later gained her legal status. Since her previous illegal status became public, it has gone viral on the social networks and many Latinos have posted on Facebook what a shame today that she supports anti-immigrant bills and forgot where she came from.
Rodriguez has not responded to HNNUSA inquiries about her prior illegal status in the U.S.
Today, the State of Wisconsin is facing a decrease of exports to Mexico and a loss of $6 Billion partnership revenues between both Mexico and Wisconsin over several anti-immigrant bills (AB 450/SB 369 and AB723/SB 533) by the Republican controlled legislature. Mexican nationals in Wisconsin are pressuring President Enrique Peña Nieto (EPN) to act and advice Governor Scott Walker not to sign two anti-immigrant bills into law. They also want the EPN government to decrease all imported products from Wisconsin as a solidarity move with Mexican nationals in the state, if the bills become law.
Robert F. Miranda, former Esperanza Unidad Executive Director, Spanish Journal Editor-in-Chief and a columnist for Turkey’s newspaper Yeni Asya just published an article in Turkey titled “Turkey Should Scrutinize Trade With Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.” Miranda writes, that the anti-immigrant laws do certainly discriminate Hispanics, Muslims and immigrants. “These laws will negatively impact mostly Hispanic immigrants in Wisconsin, and will certainly negatively impact Muslim immigrants as well…Turkey should scrutinize Wisconsin’s motivations before engaging in trade with a state who’s current leaders are intolerant of Muslims and immigrants,” Miranda published in the Yeni Asya newspaper in Turkey.

Others present at the press conference were State Representatives Josh Zepnick (D-Milw.), Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milw.) and David Bowen (D-Milw.), Milwaukee Alderman José G. Pérez, Tammy Rivera (SOC), Ernesto Nava (former President of Empresarios Pequeños), Norys Pina, Patricia Ruiz, Tony Garnica, Attorney Marisabel Cabrera (MPD and Fire Commissioner), Ernesto Baca (UMOS) and Justin Bielinski, candidate for Alderman in the 8th Aldermanic District in Milwaukee.

Video: Latinos hold press conference in Milwaukee against WI Republican anti-immigrant bills https://youtu.be/inCFg6EuuJ8

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UMOS Goes On Record To Oppose Several Republican Anti-immigrant Bills In Wisconsin

Several Republican anti-immigrant bills have become so unpopular within the Latino community statewide that the United Migrant Opportunity Services has now come forward to oppose AB 450.

La organización UMOS anunció su apoyo al pueblo Latino y su oposición contra la propuesta AB 450 anti-inmigrante de los Republicanos en el estado de Wisconsin.

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

February 25, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – On Thursday, the United Migrant Opportunity Services, Inc. (UMOS) announced its opposition to AB 450/SB 369 on their Facebook account. Lupe Martinez, the President and CEO of UMOS says, that AB 450 that was introduced in the state legislature does nothing to improve the economy or the quality of life for all Wisconsin residents, but are only “distracting and are needlessly divisive.”

Lupe Martinez, el presidente y CEO de UMOS anunció su oposición en contra de la propuesta de leyes anti-inmigrante AB 450/SB 369 por los Republicanos en las cámaras de Diputados y Senadores del estado de Wisconsin. Martinez dice, la propuesta anti-inmigrante divide al pueblo de Wisconsin y distrae de las necesidades de mejorar la economía y la vida de todos los residentes del estado de Wisconsin.

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Latinos To Hold Update Press Conference On Anti-immigrant Bills At Chavez Drive

The struggle continues to stop two anti-immigrant bills in Wisconsin.

La lucha continua para poner alto a dos propuestas de leyes anti-inmigrantes en Wisconsin.

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

February 25, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – A coalition of Latinos, public elected officials and community immigrant rights activists will hold a press conference on Friday to give the latest update concerning several Wisconsin anti-immigrant bills on S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. The press conference will be held in front of El Rey Grocery store, 916 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. at 2:00 p.m. in Milwaukee.

Una coalición de Latinos, políticos y activistas pro-inmigrantes se reunirán este viernes por la tarde en una conferencia de prensa en el sur de la Chavez Drive para informar sobre los últimos acontecimientos y resultados de efuerzo masivo comunitario enfocado en las propuestas de leyes anti-inmigrante. La conferencia de prensa se llevará acabo a las 2:00 p.m. en frente de el Super Mercado El Rey, 916 S. de la César E. Chavez Drive en Milwaukee.

Wisconsin State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) in a news release says that Governor Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) told her that he doesn’t want for the State Senate to take up SB 450/AB 369 on the floor and would not want it coming to his desk for his signature. Walker hasn’t shown any opposition to AB 723/SB 533 and he might decide to sign it into law, according to Zamarripa.
Zamarripa thanked everyone involved in the Latino community and all the Democrats in the legislature for their efforts to slow down the approval of the anti-immigrant bills.

La Diputada JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) del estado de Wisconsin en un aviso de prensa dice que el Gobernador Scott Walker (R-Wuawatosa) le dijo en una conversación de que el no quisiera que la cámara del Senado debate o voten en favor de la propuesta SB 450/AB 369 ni la quiere ver al frente de el para firmarla a ley. Pero Walker no ha dado su oposición en contra la propuesta AB 723/SB 533, según Zamarripa.
Zamarripa envío la gracias a todos quienes hicieron un esfuerzo para detener las propuestas anti-inmigrante y a los Demócratas en las cámaras del Senado y Diputados.

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Ansari King Fatally Struck By Hit-and-run Truck Driver On S. Chavez Drive In Milwaukee

Police looking for hit-and-run driver that fatally struck a pedestrian on S. Cesar E. Chavez Drive.

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

February 25, 2016

Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee County Coroner’s office identified Ansari King, 35, aka, “Trigga Mann” as the victim who died at a local hospital shortly after a hit-and-run on Monday night. King was struck by northbound white truck at 10:00 p.m., according to police. King was walking eastbound across S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr. and W. National Ave. when a truck driver sped up to beat the light and failed to stop striking the victim.
Police are looking a newer truck model with black rack holding ladders.
A video surveillance footage of the driver striking King from a local business was posted and shared on Facebook. Multiple drivers are seen stopping to aid King.

Video: A Milwaukee 35-year-old man struck by hit-and-run driver https://youtu.be/-agyUe-NeWY

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