President Obama's visit draws some mixed reactions in Milwaukee
Posted: Oct 28, 2014 10:26 PM CDT | Updated: Jul 28, 2016 5:26 PM CDT
\"We're working across the street, so it's a pleasure, and a privilege,\" said Paul Kolter.
As downtown patrons waited for the president's arrival-- his visit drew mixed reactions from the community.
\"I'm not a big person into the money that's being raised because of the presence of big names like the president,\" said Linda Zellmer.
Barricades blocked off several streets as a motorcade took the president to his first stop, a fundraiser at Umami Moto. From the dinner event, President Obama continued to North Division High School to campaign for democratic gubernatorial candidate, Mary Burke.
Dozens of protesters gathered outside the campaign stop.
\"We all have a lot at stake in this election,\" said Christine Neumann, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera, an immigration rights group.
Voces de la Frontera supports Mary Burke for governor, but wants the president to step up his efforts in keeping migrant families together.
\"We need him to expand deferred action,\" said Neumann.
The president initially said he would take executive action to stop deportations-- but delayed that action until after the election.
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