Jewish, Catholic Groups Protesting Immigration Raids

January 19, 2009

Author: Staff Writer


The immigration raids at the Postville Agriprocessors plant sparked an outcry among Iowa's religious leaders to end raids and deportation by the middle of this year. Federal authorities detained nearly 400 undocumented workers at Agriprocessors last May.

Now, some Jewish and Catholic leaders joined together to speak out against the practice, saying it's cruel and that deportation is not the answer to our nation's immigration problem. "We need to solve the nation's immigration problem as a policy issue rather than taking it out on the backs of people who come here 'cause they're really desperate to do work and get paid for work," says Suzanne Bring with Jewish Community Action.