Postville raid wasn’t kosher, says Dem faith caucus participant


The first discussion held at the Democratic National Convention’s faith caucus on Tuesday included talk of the federal raid on the Agriprocessors plant in Postville, Iowa – but there was no condemnation of alleged worker conditions there or arguments about the kashrut at the facility.

Instead, Bishop Wilfredo DeJesus, of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, brought up the May federal raid at the plant, which resulted in close to 400 arrests, as an example of the faults in U.S. immigration policy. Those arrested, he said, cannot work but cannot return to their country of origin, leaving their children to “go hungry.”

Such raids “do not enhance our national security or our economic security,” DeJesus said.

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