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Postville, Iowa / Immigration Raid #1027126

CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 25, 2008
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(Studio: Richard Lui) The immigration raid in Postville, Iowa to remove undocumented workers at a meat packing plant featured; scenes shown of the buses from the Department of Homeland Security filler with workers, helicopters overhead, Guatemalan and Mexican families in the church; details given of the felony convictions of many of the workers. [Postville RESIDENT – says they’re good people trying to earn an honest living.] [WOMAN – says the community and families are being broken up.] Live telephone interview held with Postville Community Schools superintendent David Strudthoff† about the impact of the raid; statement from ICE press secretary Kelly Nantel† about the Agriprocessors plant quoted. [From Postville, voice of STRUDTHOFF – says over 10 percent of our population was imprisoned so we’re entering into economic and social situations no other community has had to struggle with for a long time; says our issue was to get the children’s life back to as normal as possible; says our immigrant population is interwoven into the community; blames government officials for not standing up to defend the children and for not passing the Dream Act; responds to the fact that no Agriprocessors managers or supervisors have been charged.]
Lui, Richard

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