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The Resource Shattered dreams : the story of a historic ICE raid in the words of the detainees, Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez

Shattered dreams : the story of a historic ICE raid in the words of the detainees, Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez

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Shattered dreams : the story of a historic ICE raid in the words of the detainees
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Shattered dreams
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the story of a historic ICE raid in the words of the detainees
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Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez
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eng
Summary
This is a joint publication of Floricanto and Berkeley Presses. In May of 2008, the small town of Postville, Iowa, experienced an Immigration Raid in which nearly 400 Latino immigrant workers in the meat processing industry were arrested. The Postville Raid, the second largest in U.S. history, was the first and last of its kind. Instead of immediately deporting the undocumented, they were tried in groups of ten on charges of identity theft and then sent to jail for 5 ư months. A group of 40 women were arrested but released with GPS monitors on their ankles so that they could care for young children, and were held in Postville for over a year during which they were not allowed to work to support their families. These are the life stories, told in their own words, of some of the workers who were affected by the raid. The immigrant families,with special emphasis on women and children, share the stories of their childhoods, the decision and the journey to ?El Norte,? working at the meat processing plant, and the raid and its aftermath. These true stories vividly portray the fear, violence and harassment that is the lot of those who are ?undocumented,? but also shows their strength of spirit in the face of poverty-stricken childhoods, dangerous border crossings, inhumane working conditions, and as they experienced the U.S. legal and penal system
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Gibbs, Virginia
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no index present
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non fiction
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Hernandez, Luz Maria
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  • Postville Immigration Raid, Postville, Iowa, 2008
  • Postville (Iowa)
  • Illegal aliens
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • United States
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Shattered dreams : the story of a historic ICE raid in the words of the detainees, Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez
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Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781491086377
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Shattered dreams : the story of a historic ICE raid in the words of the detainees, Virginia Gibbs and Luz Maria Hernandez
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
1st edition.
Extent
301 pages
Isbn
9781491086377

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