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‘No more catch and release of criminal illegal aliens’

Thousands protest Wisconsin Sheriff David Clarke’s immigration crackdown in Day Without Latinos march

Thousands of protesters marched from Milwaukee’s predominantly Hispanic south side to the downtown courthouse to protest an immigration crackdown by Sheriff David Clarke.

The demonstrators protested against his plans to deputize local law enforcement officers as federal immigration agents.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke wants to allow local and state officers the authority to arrest and detain undocumented people

Busloads of demonstrators from about a dozen communities around Wisconsin arrived to join local protesters in the mile-long Day Without Latinos march.

Thousands marched from Milwaukee’s predominantly Hispanic south side to the downtown courthouse to protest Clarke’s plan

Clarke posted a response to the event on his Facebook page last week:

‘Please accept my regrets. I will be working with agents from immigration and customs enforcement helping them identify criminal illegal aliens and therefore cannot attend your rally being held for me’.

Parents with children in strollers, young men hoisting Mexican and American flags and older supporters mingled as the crowd, estimated at 10,000 to 20,000 by police, moved through the streets chanting ‘Si, podemos!’ or ‘Yes we can!’

Jose Flores, board president at Voces de le Frontera, one of the groups organizing the march, said he is fearful of the plan by Clarke to enroll his deputies in a federal program that allows them to perform immigration law enforcement functions.

‘Many peoples got to be afraid, you know. Like many families in this county, there’s a lot of hard workers. They are not criminals. We are not criminals’, Flores said.

Busloads of demonstrators from about a dozen communities around Wisconsin arrived to join local protesters in the mile-long Day Without Latinos march

Groups were calling for a strike against Clarke and protesting President Donald Trump’s immigration policy

Activists also marched against President Donald Trump’s stand on immigration and his executive order that targets just about any immigrant living in the country illegally for deportation.

‘There’s a lot of hate in the country now with the new president and we march for that too’, Flores said.

Organizers invited Latinos and others around the state to close their businesses, take their children out of school and march to stop Clarke from turning deputies into immigration agents.

Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office told Fox 6 that it hasn’t sought that authority yet, but has left the door open to doing so.

Milwaukee police officers blocked intersections to allow the massive crowd to move freely to the downtown courthouse.

No arrests were made.

Protesters gathered at the Milwaukee County Courthouse where they attended a rally against Trump’s policy on immigration

‘This country’s greatest strength is its immigrants’, said Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele who surveyed the crown from the courthouse terrace.

‘It’s easy to forget what makes us strong’.

Abele said immigration was not a Republican or a Democratic issue.

‘This is an American issue, a citizens’ issue’, he said.

Abele asked where the City of Milwaukee would be without the German immigrants who came in droves during the 1800s.

Maria Jasso, 31, said she brought her three children, ages 6, 8 and 9, to the march to learn an important lesson about immigration.

‘We want the president to not do what he wants to do’, Jasso said, speaking about the separation of families when a deportation occurs.

The march comes days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested more than 600 people across at least 11 states in a week

The organizers also included the Coalition for an Inclusive Wisconsin and Muslim community organizations.

The march comes days after Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested more than 600 people across at least 11 states in a week, according to The New York Times.

Trump tweeted in response to the raids, saying the targets were ‘illegal criminals’, including ‘gang members’ and ‘drug dealers’.

But some of those arrested didn’t have criminal histories and were discovered to be undocumented during the sweeps.

Clarke’s desire to treat local law enforcement as immigration officers in partnership with ICE could result in similar arrests in Milwaukee County.

Trump tweeted in response to the raids, saying the targets were ‘illegal criminals’, including ‘gang members’ and ‘drug dealers’

The sheriff wrote that he would enroll the county in an ICE program which grants local and state officers the authority to arrest and detain undocumented people as deputized immigration officials.

‘President Trump made it clear with his Executive Order on enforcement of our immigration laws’, he wrote in a January 27 post on the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

‘No more catch and release of criminal illegal aliens. I will assign as many deputies to this initiative as I can. It is a public safety priority’.

Written by Jordan Gass-Poore for and published by The Daily Mail ~ February 13, 2017.

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One thought on “‘No more catch and release of criminal illegal aliens’

  1. Jackie

    I find it *odd* (not really) that no one wants to bring up the REAL underlying problem here. All these ILLEGALS, their family members and their Supporters (including all those Pro-ILLEGAL organizations) are now blaming Pres. Trump and those who are finally ENFORCING the United State Immigration LAWS.

    Why is it that no one wants to address the CORE problem – the ROOT of how this all came about? If these ILLEGALS had NOT illegally crossed our borders and then found employment and housing there would not be any reason to enforce immigration laws as there wouldn’t be anyone to arrest for violating our Immigration laws.

    None of this would be going on if these ILLEGALS had remained in their home country and NOT illegally entered America. They had/have no right to enter our HOME and eat our food, sleep in our beds, take jobs that should go to LEGAL citizens. If they had remained in their home country they wouldn’t be subject to being arrested, detained, and eventually deported. That my friends is the ROOT problem. These ILLEGALS and their friends are blaming the wrong people – the BLAME rests totally and completely on the ones who ILLEGALLY entered our country without written permission to do so. They are no different than a burglar who breaks into your personal homes and takes whatever that burglar wants. How many of you or those who are doing all they can to keep these ILLEGALS here and blame the President and the BPA and ICE for their *problems*. A criminal is a criminal regardless of the type of crime they commit and there are consequences for those who do so. The BLAME rests on the one who broke the law – not those who enforce it.

    I have watched a local situation that took place today in Pierce County, WA (Tacoma). It was reported on KOMO-TV but they haven’t posted it to their web page yet. The husband was picked up in a related vehicle and when the police checked his drivers license they found there was an ICE hold on him for other charges. Now the family is crying those same old tears of their family being torn apart blaming everyone except him. They are FREE to go to Mexico and keep their family together – that is their CHOICE not ours. We didn’t force him to illegally enter America and have kids – he made that choice so now he and his family will have to pay the consequences for this decision.

    Let’s start reminding those *reporters* and others who wrongly place the blame on others – ignoring who is REALLY to BLAME. When these cases go to court – who is charged? the ones who arrest the ILLEGALS or the ILLEGAL? Let’s force this way of addressing the PROBLEM and make sure the BLAME is on the GUILTY party.

    Jackie Juntti
    WGEN idzrus@earthlink.net

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