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Milwaukee Immigration March To Include Call For Sanctuary Churches

Part Of National Day Of Activism Against Trump


Immigration activists from a few Wisconsin cities are expected to convene Saturday in Milwaukee for a march on behalf of immigrant and refugee rights.

The Milwaukee march is one of 70 planned across the United States on the Saturday ahead of President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. Some supporters of immigrants’ rights fear Trump will deport more undocumented residents.

Nayeli Rondin of the Milwaukee group Voces de la Frontera is working on getting more houses of worship to take in and protect families who face a pending deportation order.

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“A lot of the churches, especially here in the south side of Milwaukee, a lot of their constituents are undocumented. So this is something I think the community would applaud and support,” Rondin said.

Rondin said only a few Wisconsin churches have agreed to serve as sanctuaries, but she hopes more will sign up as Trump takes office. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, said Congressional Republicans are working with Trump to prevent children brought to the U.S. illegally from being deported.