Hundreds turn out to oppose immigration bill
MADISON, Wis. — Hundreds of opponents of a Republican proposal prohibiting “sanctuary cities” for immigrants in Wisconsin have flooded the state Capitol for a public hearing.
Numerous groups have also registered against the measure up for a hearing Thursday in a Senate committee. No one had registered in support in advance of the hearing.
Opponents include the Wisconsin Catholic Conference, the city of Milwaukee, Voces de a Frontera and the Wisconsin Farmers Union.
The move to crack down on “sanctuary cities” in Wisconsin comes as President Donald Trump is calling on Congress to take action to stop them nationwide. The U.S. Justice Department listed Milwaukee County as one of 10 locations it was scrutinizing to determine if they should lose some federal grant money for failing to prove they are adhering to federal immigration law.
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