Resolution opposes Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration

NOW: Resolution opposes Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy on immigration

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Local officials announced a resolution Tuesday, opposing the president’s “no tolerance” policy on immigration.

County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, along with County Executive Chris Abele and several activist groups announced their support for a resolution opposing the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" policy, and calling on the Administration to abide by the Flores Settlement Agreement, a longstanding Supreme Court decision that details criteria regarding the treatment of immigrant children in federal detention.

Local activist groups took turns speaking to the intergovernmental relations committee and why they're calling on the Trump administration.

“The Flores Agreement calls on the release of families within the 20 days and it spells out condition for detainment. The current administration is in breach of the Flores Agreement and we call on the administration to follow the law of the land and release the children and their families,” said Milwaukee County Supervisor Sylvia Ortiz-Velez, 12th District.  

“This is something we need to be taking about. We often say all lives matter I want to know, do the lives of those children who are in cages matter?” said Milwaukee County Supervisor Sequanna Taylor, 2nd District.

Local leaders also encouraged people to get out and vote to have their voices heard.

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