Film & Discussion: Abused - The Postville Raid
Abused: The Postville Raid tells the story of the largest, most expensive and brutal immigration raid in the history of the USA. On May 12, 2008, in Postville Iowa, 900-armed ICE agents arrested and chained 389 immigrant workers from Mexico and Guatemala. The federal government horded these workers through a makeshift judicial assembly line designed to convict them of a felony and deport them. A community was decimated and families torn apart; the Constitution was trampled, the rule of law neglected, due process overlooked, and the human rights of immigrant workers brazenly violated.
“The story of Postville will open your eyes and shake your deepest human and patriotic convictions."
Erik Camayd-Freixas Certified Federal Interpreter
“It really is a phenomenal piece of work. I don’t think I’ve ever really seen anything that so fully exposes the injustices and lack of due process facing immigrants.”
Karen Kaminsky, Deputy Executive Director The New York Immigration Coalition
This incredible documentary will be followed by a discussion with United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5 organizer Eri Fernandez and a worker from the Mercado Campaign on the importance of protecting immigrant workers rights.