September 2, 2014

Wisconsin immigrant stories to be shared in D.C.

A number of Wisconsinites are in the nation’s capital for a rally today calling for immigration reform. Among them is Kari Johnson who teaches English Language Learners at a Fort Atkinson grade school. She has around 60 ELL students, most of whom are from Mexico while a few hail from India, Albania, and China. She says a number of these immigrant students live in fear of deportation.

She plans on sharing the story of a certain student who has worked hard but will be limited under the current laws.

AUDIO: Johnson talks about one of her students (1:40)

Johnson supports a three-point plan that includes keeping families united, expanding the DREAM act, and supporting a path to citizenship. Meanwhile, a group of eight senators have reportedly reached a deal to overhaul federal immigration laws.