Protests in NE Wisconsin over immigration bills

Posted at 11:54 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-15 00:54:37-04

Statewide protests, including in Green Bay and Appleton, were held on Monday to stop what some call "anti-immigrant" legislation.

The events against Senate bill 533 and Assembly bill 450 come after February's "Day Without Latinos" protests in Madison.
Supporters of the effort say the bills unfairly target immigrants. One bill would prohibit counties from issuing local ID cards.
"That's really the origins of the local ID is for at least local governments to be able to move forward and make sure that marginalized communities are recognized and valued and sends a message to higher levels of government that we need them to act as well," said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera.
Protests were also held in Waukesha, Madison and Milwaukee.