On August 8, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted a massive workplace raid across Minnesota and Nebraska and arrested 133 immigrant workers. ICE only had warrants for 17 immigrants; the rest were “collateral” arrests from the factories, farms, and restaurants ICE targeted. This raid is only the latest in a series of large and indiscriminate… Continue »

Lynn Tramonte: “The U.S. government is deploying military-style raids to arrest humble farm workers, people who put food our tables every day” Yesterday, Trump’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents took to task terrorizing and disrupting more communities across Nebraska and Minnesota – arresting 133 agricultural workers in their latest set of mass roundup raids.… Continue »

In a new, deeply-reported piece for The Guardian, Sarah Menkedick looks at the impact and aftermath of recent ICE raids conducted in an Ohio community, exploring the ongoing trauma to the community, including families separated and lives forever changed.  An excerpt of the piece is included below: On 19 June, Ice officers descended on Fresh… Continue »

Hundreds of people in Washington, D.C. took to the streets on Monday to protest recent discriminatory Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids in the city. “Not in our neighborhood, not in our city” chants could be heard while signs that read “full rights for all immigrants” could be seen in the Columbia Heights neighborhood. The… Continue »

Ohio immigrant legislation will help cities protect their populations.

Across the state, Ohioans are outraged at the military-style immigration raid carried out by federal agents at Corso’s Flower and Garden Center in northern Ohio.  At this link are quotes from leaders denouncing the raid and expressing concern for the futures of affected workers, children, families, as well as our values as a country. Two… Continue »

“Do not be afraid.  Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.  No one will attack and harm you, for I have many people in this city.” Acts 18: 9-10 On behalf of the Trinity Cluster Catholic community (parishes in Postville, Monona and McGregor) and the Tenth Anniversary Committee of… Continue »

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 »

In NY-22, Rep. Claudia Tenney is Silent, While in NC-4, Rep. David Price Shows Up and Speaks Out New York Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-22) has a lot to say. She’s incensed at Canada for a pricing scheme that undercuts New York’s dairy industry. She’s outraged that leaders in New York want to ensure that every driver on the state’s roads… Continue »

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 »

But Rep. Claudia Tenney Has Nothing to Say The story of ICE’s warrantless raid on an upstate New York dairy farm is drawing national attention and outrage, yet the local member of Congress, Rep. Claudia Tenney (R-NY-22), is awkwardly avoiding the issue. The only related public commentary from Rep. Tenney has been a reaction from an office spokesperson,… Continue »