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Changes made to controversial Milwaukee immigration enforcement policy

Voces de la Frontera is calling it a victory. Thursday evening the Fire and Police Commission reversed a controversial immigration enforcement policy.

Hundreds packed City Hall saying that the policy creates fear and could tear families apart. The organization says the Police Department drafted it in secret last week.

Thursday night, the Fire and Police Commission outlined several amendments to the policy, changes Voces says it in support of immigrant rights, “Everyone is right now breathing a sigh of relief that the City of Milwaukee is standing with immigrations, refugees, people of color to say this city welcomes, you this city wants you to feel comfortable and safe,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz of Voces.

Mayor Tom Barrett sent us a statement saying he's pleased with the action and we cannot allow fear and apprehension to cloud the daily lives of people who have chosen Milwaukee as the place to make a better life for themselves and their families.

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