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Thousands expected to protest for A Day Without Latinos and Immigrants

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- On May 1, thousands of people are expected to strike, close businesses, and take their children out of school for A Day Without Latinos and Immigrants. 

Buses will leave at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday from Voces de la Frontera on Milwaukee's south side to Madison for a march. 

Participants will rally at the state capitol at 11:00 a.m. Tens of thousands of people are expected to strike across the state of Wisconsin and more than 180 businesses plan to close for the day. They say they want to urge the legislature to allow all people in Wisconsin to be able to get a driver's license regardless of their immigration status. 

The co-owner of a Wisconsin dairy farm says his business faces a lot of problems because immigrants can't get licenses. 

"From my experience, I have an ad in the paper to find help because this is a situation where people get scared and move out of the state and we don't have workers. And you know, we need to keep milking those cows, producing good quality milk for the people," says Omar Guerrero, co-owner of Drake Dairy. 

Protestors also say they want to stop a program that allows local authorities to enforce federal immigration law. 

Voces de la Frontera is asking for a $20 donation to ride the bus, but say no one will be turned away. 


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