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'Never open the door': Community members living in fear of ICE raids

Posted: 7:14 PM, Jul 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-12 20:14:56-04
ICE raids bring fear to Milwaukee communities

MILWAUKEE — As Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids are anticipated across the nation, local community members are living with anxiety and fear.

Josue Devalos Alonso is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival student (DACA), but he fears for the safety of his family.

"It’s always in the back of your head. You never feel free," said Josue.

Thousands are expected to be targeted across the nation. Josue said the raids have an impact not only on families but the community.

"These are people who contribute so much to our community, and it’s sad," said Josue.

That is why he is using his voice to inform others of their rights.

"Never open the door. If they claim to have a warrant, you ask them to slip it under the door, and it has to be signed by a judge," said Josue.

The news of the raids comes as the largest Latino civil rights organization and President Trump were in Milwaukee.

"Never open the door. If they claim to have a warrant, you ask them to slip it under the door, and it has to be signed by a judge." — DACA student Josue Devalos Alonso

Trump hopes the upcoming raids will focus primarily on criminals.

Voces De La Frontera is holding a "Drivers License For All" and a "Know your Rights" workshop Saturday at the Wauwatosa Library at 11.