“Wisconsin is not Arizona” — Milwaukee protests SB1070
On Wednesday, U.S. Distric Judge Susan Bolton issued a temporary injunction to block a number of key portions of the bill, including criminalizing failure to carry alien registration documents at all times, requiring that police check the immigration status during investigations, and making warrantless arrests of suspected illegal immigrants.
On Thursday, Arizona governor Jan Brewer stated that she would appeal the ruling.
The protest stepped off at 11 a.m. and continued through downtown. It was organized by Voces de la Frontera, Students for a Democratic Society, Milwaukee Youth Empowered in the Struggle (YES) and student leaders from Mecha chapters in Milwaukee and Madison.