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La Crosse County Board could vote to oppose Hmong deportation

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Attempts to deport hundreds of Hmong and Lao residents from Wisconsin have led to a potential protest by La Crosse County. 

At its next meeting, the county board will be asked to pass a resolution objecting to the deportation of minority residents to Laos. 

The county is home to several thousand Hmong residents, estimated at about 4000 in 2015.

La Crosse County leaders say about 300 Hmong and Lao residents in the state have been told that they will be deported to Asia.

Most of those residents getting papers have been in the U.S. for 10 years or more.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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