Archive for January, 2010

WisconsinWatch.org: While Wisconsin’s immigration politics remain stalled, undocumented immigrants drive without licenses

Posted in News on January 24th, 2010 by admin – Comments Off

Drivers beware: There’s a woman driving a stretch of Interstate 90 between Sparta and Tomah — without a license or any training about Wisconsin’s traffic laws.

Her name is Victoria. She’s a 23-year-old undocumented immigrant from Mexico who works on a Tomah dairy farm with other undocumented immigrants whom  she says “all understand our boss through signals” because of language barriers.

Victoria, who arrived in Wisconsin 13 months ago, hasn’t taken any drivers’ training in the United States because Wisconsin law prohibits her from obtaining a license. She says she hasn’t had any run-ins with police, but requested that her last name be withheld out of fear she might be pursued as an illegal immigrant.

She is among a growing number of illegal immigrants who are finding work on Wisconsin dairy farms, located in rural areas where the only way to get to work is by car.

See more at WisconsinWatch.org

LLSA Spotlight: Eva Longoria Joins with Padres Contra el Cáncer

Posted in LLSA Spotlight on January 8th, 2010 by admin – Comments Off

Eva Longoria Parker was named the 2009 Celebrity Philanthropist of the Year by The Hollywood Reporter. Longoria Parker currently serves as a national spokesperson for  Padres Contra El Cáncer (Parents Against Cancer), a nonprofit committed to improving the lives of Latino children with cancer and their families.

Read more about Padres Contra El Cancer here, and read more about Eva Longoria Parker´s charitable work here.