IPR's Pat Blank looks back at the immigration raid at Postville's kosher meat packing plant in 2008
Five years ago, on May 12, 2008, Postville's kosher meat packing plant was the site the largest immigration raid in Iowa history. Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank talks with some of those who were there then and who are still there now
The name of the kosher meat packing plant was changed from Agri-Processors to Agri-Star when it reopened under new ownership
On May 12, 2008 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement descended on Agriprocessors, a kosher meatpacking plant in Postville, IA. The raid resulted in the deportation of over 300 individuals—the largest immigration raid in Iowa’s history. River to River looks back on the raid to examine how its affected the community of Postville and the families who were torn apart five years ago. Also, what can be learned from Postville that can inform understanding on comprehensive immigration reform?