Voces de la Frontera is recommending for applicants not to currently seek a Milwaukee Municipal ID because any information provided by undocumented immigrants on the ID application could be made available to the Trumpnazi immigration feds, since it becomes public record.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
January 28, 2017
Milwaukee, Wisconsin – On Friday, Christine Neumann-Ortiz, the executive director of Voces de la Frontera (VDLF) warned undocumented immigrants seeking a Milwaukee Municipal ID to wait from applying for one until arrangements are made with the City of Milwaukee to keep their ID application information private and not made available to the Trumpnazi immigration feds. VDLF is working along with a coalition of groups to privatize the information provided to the City of Milwaukee when applying for a municipal ID.
On Saturday, at a general assembly meeting for VDLF, Alderman José Pérez confirmed that the City of Milwaukee will not file on record which documents were used by ID applicants on their applications due that they are public records. Ald. Pérez says, the City of Milwaukee will follow public records laws, but ID applications will only show that the ID recipients proved who they are and that they are Milwaukee residents.
Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn also spoke at the VDLF meeting and confirmed that police will not enforce federal immigration laws as Trumpnazi has ordered. The Milwaukee immigrant community will also enjoy the same police services and protection as part of the residents in the City. Chief Flynn says, the Municipal ID’s will be accepted as a form of identification and police will not be allowed to question the immigration status of any citizen.
Trumpnazi signed an executive order to continue mass deportations, ban sanctuary cities in the U.S. and to make it a federal criminal offense for helping or aiding an undocumented immigrant.
Trumpnazi vowed to withhold federal funding to cities that allow sanctuary status to protect immigrants from unjust acts by the feds. It is illegal for Trumpnazi to order any withholding of federal funds from cities simply because they won’t comply with his illegal acts. The ACLU confirmed that they are ready to file a federal lawsuit against Trumpnazi, if he attempts to withhold any federal funding to sanctuary cities.
California in response to the Trumpnazi threats to withhold federal funding for supporting sanctuary cities is looking into options to withhold all tax contributions to the federal government as well. California is a large tax contributor to the federal government and receives very minimal funding from the feds.