Anti-immigrant Legislative Bills Passed By Wisconsin Republicans

Several anti-immigrant legislative bills passed by the Republican controlled legislature in Wisconsin and now head to Governor Scott Walker (R-Wauwatosa) office for his signature.

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

February 16, 2016

Madison, WI – On Tuesday, the Wisconsin State Assembly Republicans passed AB723/SB533 bills by a vote of 62-35 limiting the use of municipal ID’s by local and county governments. ID’s can not be used for voting purposes and would be used for employment related only, which eliminates the ID use by undocumented and unauthorized workers. State Representative Yesenia Eldermira “Jessie” Rodriquez (R-Oak Creek) was a co-sponsor of the bill and State Representative JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) opposed the bill along with Democrats in the Assembly.
The State Senate passed the bill on a vote of 19-13. The bill goes before Governor Scott Walker for his signature.

La Cámara de Diputados estatal en Wisconsin aprobaron la leyes AB723/SB533 limitando el uso de Identificación (ID) municipal con un voto de 62-35. La ID es válida para el empleo y no es válida para votar en elecciones y también se prohíbe el uso como ID para trabajadores indocumentados. La Diputada Estatal Yesenia Eldermira “Jessie” Rodriquez (R-Oak Creek) fue co-patrocinadora de la ley AB723/SB533 y la Diputada Estatal JoCasta Zamarripa (D-Milw.) voto en contra la ley igual que la mayoría de Demócratas.
El Senado estatal aprobó la ley con un voto de 19-13. El Gobernador Scott Walker le toca poner su firma para hacerla ley.

The Wisconsin Assembly Bill 450 also passed on a vote of 62-35 by the Republican majority allowing law enforcement to report undocumented criminals charged with a crime to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). SB 369/AB 450, which prohibits sanctuary cities (Milwaukee, Racine, Madison) was sent to the State Senate for debate and vote.

La mayoría de Republicanos en la Cámara de Diputados en Wisconsin con un voto de 62-35 aprobaron la ley AB 450 cual prohíbe ciudades de santuario en Milwaukee, Racine y Madison para indocumentados y ordena a departamentos de policías y de aguacil para denunciar a indocumentados arrestados y acusados de crímenes a la migra (ICE). La ley SB 369/AB 450 fue enviada a la Cámara del Senado estatal para debate y voto.

In another bill, Republicans in the State Assembly on a vote of 33-62 refused to pull AB 437 from committee to debate on the Assembly floor, which would honor César E. Chavez Birthday as an optional holiday for March 31 in Wisconsin. Chavez was the United Farm Workers (UFW) leader from California. The Democrats voted in favor.

Los Republicanos en la Cámara de Diputados se negaron con votar 33-62 para no remover AB 437 de un comité para introducir, decidir y reconocer en honor del cumpleaños del fallecido líder de la Unión de Campesinos (UFW) César E. Chavez como un día de descanso opcional el 31 de Marzo. Los Demócratas votaron a favor.

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