Thursday, May 15, 2008


After the Monday raid at Agriprocessors (Rubashkin's) in Postville, Iowa, hundreds of undocumented immigrants who already were suffering under Agriprocessors's labor practices were detained. Many of their families have no one to turn to except for a local Catholic church — which has been giving them refuge, a place to stay, and food to eat.

Local Newspaper Articles:
Immigration officials conduct raid on Agriprocessors, Inc. plant in Postville
Scared relatives huddling inside Postville church
Anxiety high inside Postville church

And a post on Jewschool
It’s Our Turn to Help

you can help them out by donating to:

St. Bridget's Hispanic Fund
c/o Sister Mary McCauley
PO Box 369
Postville, IA 52162

Watch Sister Mary McCauley of St. Bridget Catholic Church discuss the situation:


Anonymous Tzarich Iyun Gadol said...

My thoughts are posted on my blog.

5/15/2008 4:03 PM  
Blogger J. "יהוא בן יהושפט בן נמשי" Izrael said...

I don't understand - there was an intensive campaign to free those workers from Rubashkin's claws - and now that they're free we're mourning for them?

BTW - the succession of events/status is kinda ironic: the big businesses & plants like the illegal immigrants b/c they can benefit from the slave labor. Once you get them respectable wages & conditions, there will be no interest in them anymore, and they'll be workless on the street... I still fear they'll prefer staying here collecting unemployment rather than go back to their country and try to fix it there... So I support better conditions & wages for all employees only if the out of control state support is drastically reduced. Watch Brooklyn & Boro park orthodxes parading like knigs with huge families and little work, all on Uncle Sam! When does this end?

5/16/2008 6:42 PM  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...


i don't think the point is anything like "things were better when they were working for Agriprocessors". the point is "their families are in trouble right now and need help"

5/16/2008 6:44 PM  
Blogger J. "יהוא בן יהושפט בן נמשי" Izrael said...

I know that. My point was the hypocrisy of those who caused all this, using the workers as pawns in their game, and now cry crocodile tears at their loss of jobs.

Besides, my donation came off my a paycheck. A lot.

5/19/2008 11:09 PM  

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