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May 12, 2011

Postville Raid: 3 Years Later

One of the biggest immigration raids in U.S. history occurred on May 12, 2008. Teams of immigration agents swarmed into a meat packing plant in the small Iowa town of Postville, and arrested close to 400 people. We hear from 3 voices today:

Rosa Zamora was working at the Agriprocessors plant and was detained, while her husband was deported. David Vasquez is a pastor who has been integral in trying to help the community of Postville recover after raid. Lawyer Sonia Parras helped a series of workers after the Postville raid.  Since that time she has set an unprecedented record for the number of U-Visa’s she has been able to obtain.

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