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In Wake of Massive Immigration Raids, Agriprocessors VP Arrested

Lynda Waddington reports that Sholom Rubashkin, former chief executive officer and vice president at Agriprocessors, was arrested on a criminal complaint that alleges he conspired in immigration-related offenses.

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Postville Detainee: “Congressmen, Be Our Voice”

Just over 40 women, originally detained in the unprecedented May 12 immigration raid on the town’s kosher meatpacking plant, were released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement back into the town on humanitarian grounds to either care for children or for medical conditions.

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Driving While Pregnant, Immigrant Lands Woman In Jail

A number of local and county police departments are now allowed to arrest people for immigration violations. In Tennessee, a pregnant, undocumented immigrant woman was arrested for driving without a license and gave birth, mostly shackled, in jail focusing new attention on local immigration enforcement.

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Shattered and Strengthened: Postville Church Cares For Immigrant Families

In the four weeks since the May 12 federal immigration raids at Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa, St. Bridget’s Church has been a refuge for the plant’s undocumented workers.

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Workers Tell Stories of Sexual Abuse at Iowa Plant

More than two weeks have passed since the federal government launched an immigration raid — the largest single-site raid in American history — against Agriprocessors in Postville, Iowa, and more stories of abuse continue to surface.

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