The Legacy of An Immigration Raid: Film Screening and Community Conversation

1 Washington Place floor 5
New York NY, USA
Wednesday, March 1, 4:30pm6:30pm

In 2008 Postville, a small town in Iowa, suffered what was the largest immigration raid at a worksite in U.S. history with 389 immigrants arrested in the largest kosher meatpacking plant in the country. A decade later the lives of many immigrants living and working in central Mississippi would be forever changed when Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 680 people working at chicken processing plants again in one of the largest immigration raids in U.S. history. Families have been ripped apart, immigrant communities continue to live in fear, and their loved ones continue to pick up the pieces from the devastation of these raids and rampant
anti-immigrant policies.

Join organizers from the Immigrant Alliance for Justice and Equity Mississippi, a front-line
organization based in Mississippi, organizing undocumented and immigrant communities, for
a film screening highlighting the Postville Raids and a discussion on the impacts of failed
immigration reform, and life in the aftermath of these raids.


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