Crime Goes UP After Postville Raid

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If you need anymore proof that nativists are lying about the correlation between crime and unauthorized migrants see this article from the Associated Press on the Postville raid:

POSTVILLE, Iowa - Postville's police chief says he's trying to add another officer to his staff as crime has risen in the city after an Immigration raid in May.

The Agriprocessors meatpacking plant was raided May 12, when 389 people were charged with being in the country illegally. Most were also charged criminally.

Postville Police Chief Michael Halse says the workers who have come to replace those picked up in the raid are temporary. He says he doesn't know their backgrounds or where they came from.

Halse says he hopes life will return to the way it was before the raid, but predicted that normalcy could be years away.
Associated Press (7 September 2008)

Then again, nativists don't like to listen to local police chiefs when they say they shouldn't be enforcing broken federal immigration law, so I can't imagine they'd care about this.
Nativists also like to pretend that raids and harsh enforcement are good for the economy when in actuality it ravages the local economy of any community that attempts it, like Riverside, New Jersey, or even the whole state of Arizona.

They also forget to tell taxpayers about the billions of dollars they're spending on enforcement operations like this.  Who cares right?  As long as the ILLEGULZ are deported.

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alan said:

It makes perfect sense to me after going to Postville.

We went to Postville on our roadtrip to the DNC and RNC, and found out that most of the people that were being brought in by the temp agencies doing the hiring were being hired out of jails and other places around the country, put on busses and shipped to Iowa. the pastor of St. Bridget's Church said pretty much the same thing. You can see the interviews on our blog :

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