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Trump Administration’s Latest Workplace Raid Takes 133 Workers in Nebraska Area

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 reading »

Workplace Raids: The New Frontier for Family Separation

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 reading »

ICYMI: The Guardian on Aftermath of Ohio Raid: “What Happens After ICE Tears Your Family Apart”

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 reading »

PHOTOS: Washington, D.C. Advocates Call on ICE to Stop Raids in Their City

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 reading »

Ohio Faith, Union, Political, and Child Welfare Leaders Join Concerned Citizens in Expressing Outrage Over Sandusky Immigration Raid

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 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 »

A Tale of Two Congressional Responses to Immigration Raids

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 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 »

Warrantless Raid at NY Dairy Farm Violates Founding Principles of United States

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 reading »