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Wisconsin immigration activists vow to fight for local IDs

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Immigrants' rights supporters lost a key battle to get ID cards for people who are living in the U.S. illegally when the Wisconsin Legislature passed a bill to ban counties issuing such cards, but activists say they're not giving up the fight.

Led by Voces de la Frontera, advocates hope their recent protest and other efforts will prompt Gov. Scott Walker to veto the measure.

If that doesn't work, they say they're going to shift their focus to cities with significant Latino populations, such as Milwaukee and Madison.

Opponents say the Republican-sponsored local ID ban will prevent fraud and confusion.

The battle has been playing out elsewhere, including Arizona and North Carolina.

Walker hasn't indicated whether he plans to sign the measure.

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