Wednesday, December 12, 2007

One Year After the Immigration Raids

One year ago, the Swift plant in Marshalltown was raided by immigration agents. The events that day and those that followed have sent shock waves throughout Marshalltown, the state, and the country.

The most heart wrenching story that I have heard is of the young baby, who was still nursing, that was left in the care of a local church after the mother was detained.

Unfortunately, the debate on immigration has become an even hotter and more divisive issue, and the chances for a common sense solution that gets to the heart of the issue becomes less likely. The one thing the immigration raids did accomplish was the decline in trust among people on both sides of the debate. If a successful solution is attainable, trust is the one thing you need.

Here are some post that were written shortly after the raids...

Looking at Immigration
The Day After the Immigration Raids
Immigration: Stop the Hate and Let's Have a Real Discussion
Substantial Identity Theft?
The Reason Behind Immigration
Some Final Thoughts on the Immigration Raids
Our Illegal Employer Problem

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