An Iowa Reader Tells Postville`s Side Of The Immigration Raids—Since The MSM Won`t


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05/13/08
– A Virginia Reader Decries Malkin`s “Invective” Against
Jimmy Carter, Prefers Paul Craig Roberts

From:

“Dubuque Observer” (e-mail
him)

Yesterday`s apprehension by federal authorities of
illegal immigrants using false Social Security numbers
and stolen identities at a kosher

meat-processing plant
in
Postville, Iowa
, brought with it interesting
regional news coverage. [Immigration
Hearings Begin in Waterloo,
By Jennifer Jacobs
and Jerry Perkins, Des Moines Register, May 14,
2008]

Descriptions by television and print reporters rarely
included the word "illegal" and placed most
attention on "immigrant" instead. A few reporters
referred to "hysteria" that more raids in more
Iowa locations would follow.

The

Roman Catholic Archbishop Jerome Hanus
, (e-mail
him) whose

Dubuque
archdiocese covers Iowa`s northeastern
corner, lamented the manner in which the raid was
conducted, claiming

that
: "weakest among us are bearing the brunt of
the suffering."

Hanus wants “comprehensive immigration reform.”
[Davenport
Diocese Mobilizes to Help Postville Community After
Immigration Raid
, Deirdre Cox Baker,
Quad-City Times
, May 14, 2008]

The various

staff members
(apparently Roman Catholics don`t have
priests run parishes anymore) at Postville`s St.
Bridget`s Catholic Church
expressed compassionate views spurred on with the eager
assistance of the media.[Anxiety
High Inside Postville Church,
 By Adam Betz,
The Gazette
, May 13, 2008]

Postville`s residents are descended from its original
settlers and are largely of German Lutheran, Irish
Catholic and Norwegian backgrounds. Most are unhappy
with the illegal immigration invasion. It has cost many
their jobs and has dramatically altered their ways of
life.

If one can obtain past print issues of the local
newspapers (remember these are small towns where
everything is news), they will reveal the car accidents
of

uninsured and unlicensed drivers
, crimes of
drunkenness, theft, births out of wedlock, etc.

For anyone looking for it, historical documentation
for why illegal immigrants in a small Iowa town became
unwelcome is available.

For those who work at any of Iowa`s large daily
papers, television stations or public radio that
information is readily at hand. But no one in the media
had the interest to look

The people of Postville need a website that gives
them the opportunity to report how "diversity"
foisted upon them by illegal aliens and their advocates
have turned their life and their town upside down.



Joe Guzzardi
adds:

A review of

reader comments
on the

Des Moines Register
story, cited in the first paragraph, confirms the letter
writer`s opinion that most local residents support the
raids and find the reporting shoddy and biased.