Immigration Category Archive


  • One Wisconsin Now Statements on Baraboo High School Nazi Salute Photo

    Republicans leading Wisconsin state government have sat silently and refused to stand up to Trump and denounce his racism, xenophobia and sexism.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/12/2018
  • Scott Walker Claims Tony Evers Wants ‘special Treatment for Illegals’

    Walker’s ad comes a day before he was to campaign in Wisconsin with President Donald Trump ... The liberal group One Wisconsin Now called Walker’s ad racist.

    Associated Press, 10/24/2018
  • Racist, Sexist to Appear at Republican Campaign Rally in Mosinee on Wednesday … Donald Trump Will Be There Too

    Scott Walker won’t be the only racist, sexist politician on stage at a campaign rally at the Mosinee airport tomorrow, joining him will be Donald Trump.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/23/2018
  • Lt. Gov. Candidate Mandela Barnes Compares Trump Immigration Policies to a ‘race to Create a Superior Race’

    Scot Ross, executive director of liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, took a shot at Trump's sons Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump in response.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/21/2018
  • As Immigration Debate Rages, Scott Walker Is Not Weighing in

    Scot Ross, executive director of liberal advocacy group One Wisconsin Now, pointed to other federal issues Walker has commented on.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 06/26/2018
  • Scott Walker Weighs in on Tariffs, Stays Mum on Immigration Questions

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker repeatedly evaded questions about federal immigration policy Monday, arguing it falls outside his jurisdiction. At the same time, he pushed for an end to international tariffs on products...

    Capital Times, 06/25/2018
  • Scott Walker’s Cowardice on Trump Border Policy 25 Years in the Making

    Scott Walker offered something worse than deafening silence on Donald Trump’s unconscionable policy of tearing infants and children from their parents.

    Savion Castro, 06/22/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Welcomed Group Pitching Biblical Justification for Trump Border Policy of Taking Children From Parents to Wisconsin

    It is a grievous misunderstanding of scripture and misuse of the Christian faith to use it to try to justify the horror of what was being done to families.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/21/2018
  • Scott Walker Should Use Badger Girls State Address to Apologize for Supporting Donald Trump

    Gov. Scott Walker has repeatedly refused to condemn the despicable actions being inflicted upon girls and women by his party’s leader, Donald Trump.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/21/2018
  • Scott Walker’s Cowardly Dodge of Questions About Trump Policy Separating Families at U.S. Border

    Gov. Scott Walker refused to share his thoughts on Donald Trump’s family separation immigration policy that strips children from their parents.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/19/2018
  • Scott Walker Orders Wisconsin National Guard Troops to Border

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has ordered about two dozen National Guard troops to the U.S. border with Mexico. The announcement was publicized by state military officials June 18, and progressive activists and...

    Wisconsin Gazette, 06/19/2018
  • Scott Walker Calls for Military Training Facilities Along Mexican Border

    Gov. Scott Walker launched himself headlong into the immigration debate Monday, advocating for military training facilities along the Mexican border after previously backing President Donald Trump’s call for sending National Guard troops...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 04/10/2018
  • Walker Deflects When Asked About FBI Raid On Trump Attorney

    Gov. Scott Walker says he’s unfamiliar with the details surrounding an FBI raid on President Donald Trumps private attorney Michael Cohen. Asked Tuesday whether he shared those views, Walker declined to weigh...

    NPR, 04/10/2018
  • Caucus Addresses Disparities With State of Black and Brown Wisconsin

    Rep. JoCasta Zamarripa, D-Milwaukee, faulted Republicans at the state and federal levels for policies that have imposed a culture of fear in Hispanic communities, pointing out that Gov. Scott Walker in his...

    Capital Times, 02/13/2018
  • Defend DACA

    This week we’re asking you to call, write or email your representatives in Congress and tell them to defend DACA and the children who benefit from it.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/05/2017
  • Wisconsin Republicans Owe Us Answers on DACA

    One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding plans by Republican Donald Trump to end the DACA.

    One Wisconsin Now, 09/05/2017
  • One Wisconsin Now: Paul Ryan’s Cowardly Support for Muslim Ban

    Statements regarding U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-Janesville) continuing support for Donald Trump’s racist and ineffective Muslim Ban.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/06/2017
  • Gov. Walker Opposes Intervention on Behalf of Wisconsin Resident in Lawsuit Over Trump Travel ban

    Gov. Scott Walker says state attorneys shouldn’t intervene in a Syrian refugee’s lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban. The refugee now resides in Wisconsin. He filed a federal lawsuit Monday challenging...

    Associated Press, 02/15/2017
  • Walker Says He Backs Trump on Travel ban

    Gov. Scott Walker is backing President Donald Trump’s travel ban affecting seven mostly Muslim countries. Walker had been silent on the ban issued Friday until his spokesman released a statement Monday afternoon....

    WTMJ-TV, 01/30/2017
  • Latino Activists Fight Wisconsin’s Anti-Immigration Bills

    As the One Wisconsin Now advocacy group said in a statement on their site, this bill could negatively impact “immigrants, transgender people, the homeless, formerly incarcerated people, seniors, foster youth, and other marginalized communities.”

    GOOD.is, 02/29/2016
  • Walker Won’t Push for Sanctuary City Bill

    Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn’t expect the Wisconsin state Senate will pass a bill banning sanctuary cities, and he’s “just fine with that.” Walker said Wednesday that his focus is on...

    Associated Press, 02/24/2016
  • Oppose the Anti-Immigrant Bills AB450 and SB533!

    Governor Walker and State Legislators – Oppose the Anti-Immigrant Bills AB 450 and SB 533!

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/02/2016
  • Morning Briefing: Scott Walker Among Republicans Against Trump’s Idea to Ban Muslims

    Walker among Republicans against Trump’s idea to ban Muslims: The Associated Press reports: “Gov. Scott Walker joins a growing number of Republicans publicly opposing presidential candidate Donald Trump’s call to ban Muslims...

    Capital Times, 12/09/2015
  • Scott Walker, GOP Lawmakers Say Wisconsin Won’t Accept Syrian Refugees

    Gov. Scott Walker pledged Monday that the state “will not accept new Syrian refugees” as he and Republican legislators joined a national chorus of mostly GOP leaders Monday calling on President Barack...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 11/17/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Race & Ethnicity

    Despite the numerous studies showing that Wisconsin has a serious problem with racial disparities, Scott Walker has not led on this issue.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/08/2015
  • Walker Would Reverse Obama Executive Order on Immigration

    Asked Monday if he would get rid of Barack Obama’s executive orders right away, Walker said: “Yes…if I were to run, that would be a key part of what we’d be talking...

    Politico, 03/17/2015
  • Scott Walker on Immigration: ‘My View Has Changed’

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says his views have changed on immigration — and he doesn’t support amnesty for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. Pressed about previous statements in which he allowed...

    Politico, 03/01/2015
  • Walker Joins Immigration Lawsuit

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican president candidate, has signed on to a lawsuit that seeks to block President Barack Obama’s recently announced unilateral immigration actions. The lawsuit, filed Wednesday,...

    Bloomberg, 12/03/2014
  • Youth Activists Call For Restoration Of In-State Tuition For Undocumented Immigrants. Previous Walker Budget Ended Lower Tuitions For Undocumented Students

    Valeria Gonzalez, who is part of the student-led organization Youth Empowered in the Struggle, said Gov. Scott Walker was wrong to repeal in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants in the 2011- 2013 state...

    Wisconsin Public Radio, 07/09/2014
  • Walker Encouraged Anti-immigrant Rant: ‘Don’t Hold Back.’

    Documents released this week show that Gov. Scott Walker told one of his closest advisers “Don’t hold back” after she forwarded an anti-immigrant screed to top members of his political inner circle...

    The Progressive, 02/21/2014
  • Changes to the Undocumented Student Status Occurred As Part of Walker’s 2011-13 Wisconsin State Budget

    The Republican-crafted spending plan reshapes all corners of Wisconsin life, from how much Medicaid will cost to auto title loans to honoring former President Ronald Reagan to even drinking alcohol at the...

    Associated Press, 07/01/2011
  • Walker Reduced Immigrants’ Access to Education

    Youth who are the children of undocumented immigrants are no longer allowed to pay the resident tuition rate to attend the UW System or a technical college. They had the right to...

    2011 WI Act 32, 06/26/2011
  • Walker Eliminated Foodshare Benefits for Qualified Legal Immigrants

    Walker prohibited the Department of Health Services from providing FoodShare benefits to “qualified aliens,” except to the extent that federal supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) benefits are required by federal government. This...

    2011 WI Act 32, 06/26/2011
  • Before Walker Repealed Program, About 100 Illegal Immigrants Paid In-state Tuition in 2010-11

    About 100 illegal immigrants took advantage of a law allowing them to pay in-state tuition at University of Wisconsin System schools in the 2010-11 academic year, according to a State Journal analysis,...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 06/21/2011
  • Walker’s Budget Axed In-state Tuition for Undocumented Students

    On the chopping block in Walker’s two-year budget proposal are early release programs for prisoners, in-state college tuition for the children of illegal immigrants, mandatory insurance coverage of contraceptives, college financial aid...

    Associated Press, 03/09/2011
  • Walker Budget Cuts In-state Tuition for Undocumented Students

    Among the many provisions in his proposed state budget, Gov. Scott Walker wants to repeal a law that allows some undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public universities. After years of...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/02/2011
  • Walker Gave Speech Opposing Affirmative Action and In-state Tuition for Undocumented Students

    “Now more than ever Wisconsin needs a leader who is going to put Wisconsin families at the top of the list, for a place in the UW system basing appointments on merits...

    Scott Walker, 05/22/2010
  • Walker Reverses Position on Arizona Immigration Law

    Republican candidate for governor Scott Walker reversed himself on Arizona’s controversial immigration law over the weekend, first expressing serious concerns about it then saying he would be comfortable signing it into law....

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/17/2010
  • Scott Walker Flip Flops on Immigration; Remains Firm in Refusal to Explain How to Pay for $2 Billion Tax Giveaway to Rich, Big Business

    Scott Walker's pandering flip flop on the racist Arizona immigration law has One Wisconsin Now asking whether a similar strategy could get him to answer the question he has refused to answer.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/16/2010
  • Walker Says He Will Sign Law Removing Protections for Undocumented Persons

    “As Governor of Wisconsin, I will sign legislation that strengthens our protection against illegal immigration and ensures that taxpayer funded benefits like Badger Care and drivers licenses are not available to those...

    Scott Walker, 05/16/2010
  • Walker Supported Guest Worker Plan for Undocumented Immigrants

    “It’s important for the federal government to move ahead with legislation that lets people live the American dream.”

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 09/18/2002