Bus loads of people from Northeast Wisconsin will be heading to Milwaukee on Monday morning to join thousands of others in the Day Without Latinos strike.
People will be rallying to “#StopClarke,” which is the hashtag being used with the event.
At the event is expected to be thousands of immigrant workers, business owners, and their families.
They will be marching along 5th Street in Milwaukee, ending with a rally at the county courthouse.
We’re told this is all happening in the first place because Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is expected to sign an order that would effectively turn all sheriffs deputies into immigration agents.
Buses heading to the rally will be leaving today from Appleton, Green Bay and Manitowoc.
“My husband was deported,” said Jennifer Estrada, a community leader in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. “I know what that feels like and the impact it had on my children. Immigrants are the backbone to the dairy industry in my area and without them, the economy would get worse for all of us. People should not be afraid of law enforcement, they should not live under the threat of their families being torn apart. I am proudly marching on Monday to say no to Sheriff Clarke’s plan to enroll in 287g. If it starts in Milwaukee, it will spread to other counties.”
There will also be multiple businesses closed for the March