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PHOTOS: Today is the 10th Anniversary of Postville, One of Largest Workplace Raids

Today is the 10th anniversary of an immigration raid in Postville, Iowa, one of the largest workplace raids of all time, which led to the arrests of almost 400 people and decimated a small but diversifying town. Postville is still known for the anti-immigrant brutality that was shown that day — during the raid, enforcement … Continue reading »

A Tale of Two Towns and Two Immigration Raids

A Decade After Largest-Ever Immigration Raid Devastated Postville, IA, Morristown, TN is Reeling From Another Raid, Destruction of Families A recording of the call is available here Ahead of the 10-year anniversary of the mass workplace raid on Agriprocessors in Postville, IA, another immigration raid was conducted, this time at a meat processing plant outside of Morristown, TN … Continue reading »

Tenth Anniversary of Postville, Iowa Immigration Raid Planned

Public Invited to Remember and Recommit to Significant Action POSTVILLE, Iowa – On Friday, May 11, 2018, the tenth anniversary of the Postville, Iowa, Immigration Raid will be observed in Postville.  It will be a time to remember the 389 persons arrested on May 12, 2008, to recognize this defining moment as a Summons to challenge … Continue reading »

In Iowa and Across America, Public is Strongly Pro-Immigrant and Opposed to Trump’s Nativist Agenda

When it comes to immigration, President Trump and fellow hardliners are on the wrong side of American public opinion, as new analysis and new Iowa polling each make clear. At Vox, Dylan Matthews analyzes a range of immigration public opinion in a piece titled, “Polls Show Americans are Closer to Democrats than Donald Trump on … Continue reading »

ICYMI: “Rubashkin’s Sentence Commutation is ‘Win for Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Worker Forces’”

A new blog post from Van Le, Digital Director of America’s Voice Education Fund, runs through an important immigration-related development that many have missed: President Trump’s commutation of a sentence for serial immigrant-abuser Sholom Rubashkin, of Agriprocessors infamy.  Le writes: Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former owner of Agriprocessors, the Postville, … Continue reading »

Rubashkin’s Sentence Commutation is “Win for Anti-Immigrant and Anti-Worker Forces”

Last night, Donald Trump commuted the prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the former owner of Agriprocessors, the Postville, Iowa kosher meatpacking plant that was the site of a huge immigration raid in 2008. Rubashkin, after the raid, was charged for immigration-related offenses but ultimately went to prison for bank fraud. Before being freed, he served … Continue reading »

In Iowa, Advocates Call on Sen. Grassley, Sen. Ernst, and Rep. Young to Support Dream Act and TPS

Last Friday, Iowa Dreamers, community leaders, and allies gathered outside the Des Moines federal building to tell their members of Congress to support the Dream Act and TPS. The building is home to the offices of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), and Rep. David Young (R-IA). Read more about Iowa’s Dreamers here. … Continue reading »

Trump’s Attack on Sanctuary Cities Angering Law Enforcement, Including Trump Supporters

Earlier this week, Jeff Sessions announced the Trump administration’s plan to start cutting federal funding off from cities with immigrant-friendly policies. It’s a stupid move that stands counter to improving public safety, and some three dozen cities have already announced lawsuits over the threat. But it’s not just big, progressive cities that are opposing Trump on this … Continue reading »

Two Iowa Universities Have Been Targeted With Racist Fliers Within The Past Week

Donald Trump’s campaign may be faltering, but Trumpism is alive and well. Police are investigating the at least two dozen white supremacist fliers that were posted on two Iowa campuses this past week. At Iowa State University, some 20 posters reading “In 1950, America was 90 percent white. It is now only 60 percent white. … Continue reading »

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