Stop Wisconsin's New Anti-Immigrant Bill!
  • Petitioned Jim Bowers

This petition was delivered to:

Staff, Rep. Pridemore
Jim Bowers
Wisconsin Legislative Assembly
Representative Donald Pridemore
Staff, Rep. Pridemore
Bill Savage

Stop Wisconsin's New Anti-Immigrant Bill!

    1. Petition by

      VOCES DE LA FRONTERA

Wisconsin state representative Don Pridemore (R-Hartford)  is expected to soon introduce an Arizona-style bill that will require local law enforcement to confirm the immigration status of anyone arrested or charged with a crime in the state 

If the person can not prove legal status within 48 hours (during which time they may be held in secure custody), they will then be turned over to federal immigration authorities, at which time deportation proceedings may begin.  

Pridemore has made a flimsy case that “law enforcement, crime, taxes and social benefits” were ostensible reasons for the bill. 

While the bill claims to be against racial profiling, law enforcement will clearly be forced to rely on it in determining who they will hold for proof of legal residency. 

More probable is that state Republicans, emboldened by Governor Scott Walker's vicious attack recently on the rights of pubic workers in Wisconsin, hope to distract from Wisconsin’s lagging economy and high unemployment by creating a  narrative of fear and spurious debate about immigrant workers who already contribute tremendously to Wisconsin's labor force.

Anti-immigrant politicians like Pridemore have used questionable facts and falsehoods to demonize immigrants for too long. It’s time to set the record straight on ineffective, knee-jerk immigration bills.

Tell Representative Pridemore that Wisconsin families and local businesses will not tolerate these attempts to scapegoat immigrants and workers and separate families!

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    • Jean Kasparbauer LA CROSSE, WI
      • over 3 years ago

      Please be fair to immigrants who are people, too.

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    • Lynne Gonzales PEWAUKEE, WI
      • over 3 years ago

      I lived in Arizona for several years...unfortunately the ignorance of the Arizona state legislature seems to have followed me home to Wisconsin...stop using people you don't like as political pawns.

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    • Jonathan Schwartz OCONOMOWOC, WI
      • over 3 years ago

      We are a nation built upon immigration. There should be as equal flow of people as there is goods. With free trade agreements between North American nations, obviously goods are flowing pretty freely. Therefore, there should be an equally lenient immigration policy in place.

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    • vanne hanisch-godoy VICTORIA, AK
      • over 3 years ago

      WHAT GIVES YOU THE DEED TO THIS LAND THAT YOU DECIDE WHO STAYS AND WHO LEAVES!!!! THIS COUNTRY IS FOR EVERYONE WHO WANTS A BETTER LIFE FOR THEIR CHILDREN!!!!

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    • Simon Balto MADISON, WI
      • over 3 years ago

      At some point, it would be prudent for Wisconsin Republicans to stop attacking people, and start solving problems. Republicans currently seem to believe that the two are one and the same. They are not.

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