Congressman Insults Entire Community By Praising Postville Raid
Today, in a Des Moines Register op-ed, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) claimed the Postville raid was a "step in the right direction" for our immigration policy. He applauded deportation-only "solutions" to illegal immigration, which he claimed would "help protect American workers and local communities."
If only Rep. King had stopped to listen to the very community and workers of Postville, Iowa.
They held a telephonic press conference just yesterday to explain the real injury the raid had caused. Rev. Steve Brackett of St. Paul's Lutheran Church discussed the impact on workers, families and the community: "The damage is irreparable," he stated. The AP summarized his comments this way: