Sup. Juan Miguel Martinez
Press Release

Supervisor Martinez Celebrates Passage of Resolution Advocating for Driver’s License Access to Undocumented Immigrants


By - Sep 21st, 2023 02:18 pm

MILWAUKEE – Today, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution, encouraging the State of Wisconsin to adopt legislation allowing undocumented immigrants to obtain a driver’s license or State ID. Supervisor Juan Miguel Martinez released the following statement:  

“This goes beyond bureaucracy; it’s about humanity. As a Chicano who grew up with immigrant parents, my gratitude to both my parents and the community runs deep. They instilled in me pride, work ethic, and the significance of standing by our community. I’m proud to champion this initiative, one that reinforces that Milwaukee County has the people’s back.”  

The resolution emphasizes Milwaukee County’s commitment to inclusivity and acknowledges the many challenges undocumented immigrants face, such as the inability to purchase homes, apply for loans, or seek employment due to a lack of proper legal identification. 

The County has experienced an increase in hit and runs, traffic violations, and other traffic-related incidents. The resolution suggests that many of these challenges could be alleviated if undocumented immigrants had proper identification. 

The resolution also recognizes the efforts of Voces de la Frontera, a prominent community non-profit in Wisconsin, which has been at the forefront of advocating for the rights of undocumented immigrants

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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