Postville commemorates immigration raid one year later, pines for child labor violations, massive illegal activity
The immigration raid at Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa happened one year ago today, and far-left and just generally corrupt supporters of illegal immigration are commemorating the anniversary, with the media standing by to offer their lopsided take (link):
Church bells tolled for an hour here this morning to mark a year since federal agents launched one of the biggest immigration raids in U.S. history.
The bell at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church rang 389 times, once for each immigrant worker seized in the raid. The ringing started at 10 a.m., which was when the raid began last May 12. Bells from nearby Lutheran and Presbyterian churches clanged in solidarity.
On the outskirts of town, a billboard declares that "ICE raids destroy communities," and invites people to a "freedom rally" this afternoon starting at St. Bridget's...
The Rev. Paul Ouderkirk, a Catholic priest and leading critic of the raid, said organizers expect about 500 people from around Iowa and the Midwest to travel to Postville this afternoon to take part in the rally.
Let's just ignore the fact that building a meat processing plant in an area without a large workforce is a clear signal of the original owner's interest in "attracting workers to the area", i.e. importing cheap and most likely illegal foreign labor. Let's ignore the fact that Postville's recent success was built on massive illegal activity. Let's ignore the fact that Agriprocessors was charged with over 9000 child labor law violations, and true humanitarians like those protesting the raid would have allowed that to continue.