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... Continue »
After taking the ‘shackles’ off ICE, Trump is shifting his sweeping deportation crackdown to the workplace, with businesses set to pay a heavy price. Business leaders fear Trump’s immigration policies will create a labor shortage and cripple the economy, while economists remind us that immigrant labor benefits the economy.... Continue »
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... Continue »
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... Continue »
This morning we wrote about how this Sunday–Mothers’ Day–is the fifth anniversary of Postville, Iowa, a brutal immigration raid that led to hundreds of deportations, untold numbers of separated families, and one devastated community. Today, advocates and allies in Iowa are commemorating the Iowa raid, sending letters to their... Continue »
This Sunday–Mothers’ Day–will mark the five-year anniversary of the Postville, Iowa immigration raid, still one of the largest in history. Our colleague, Matt Hildreth, who lives in Iowa, is at events marking the anniversary and will have a report later. Here’s an excerpt from last year’s New York Times article, which tells... Continue »
King’s perspective on the Postville raid, and his likening immigrants to cattle, are just two examples of a Congressional leader out of step with mainstream America and in step with the most disturbing arm of the extreme anti-immigrant movement. The Congressman’s record is the focus of... Continue »
Nearly four hundred immigrant workers were corralled into the National Cattle Congress in Waterloo, Iowa as a part of the now-infamous immigration raid that took place in Postville, Iowa, last year. Bloggers covered the story of communities that donned red ribbons and rang church bells in remembrance of the... Continue »
Progress Illinois' Josh Kalven reports on the last stage of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus' Family Unity Tour in a post called, "We Have More Work To Do." The timing of the grand Tour finale in Chicago was not without symbolism. Just one week after May Day, a day before... Continue »

Por Maribel Hastings

America's Voice

WASHINGTON, D.C. -  La mención del 12 de mayo de 2008 la hace llorar.  La madre guatemalteca es una de los casi 400 arrestados por autoridades migratorias en la planta Agriprocessors de Postville, Iowa el 12 de mayo del año pasado. Es... Continue »