This is truly a horrible situation. At least, according to AXTV Fox 17 some of these migrants have been allowed to return home and care for their children. Though it’s hard to know the truth as almost every news story reports different information.
In this story we read:
Detainees rounded up today are being taken to the Waterloo, Iowa, National Cattle Congress grounds, a venue more accustom to holding livestock than people.
In what’s being called the largest immigration raid in Iowa history, agents today raided the Agriprocessors Inc. meat processing plant in tiny Postville, arresting as many as 300 people.
Male detainees will be held at the fairground’s intake center in northern Iowa until at least Thursday, officials said. Female detainees are to be housed in local jails.
I’m not sure what the real number is as USA Today reports up to 700 were arrested:
Hundreds arrested in Iowa immigration raid – USA Today
By Nigel Duara and William Petroski, The Des Moines Register
POSTVILLE, Iowa — A raid by federal immigration officials at the nation’s largest kosher meatpacking plant may have resulted in as many as 700 arrests, immigration officials said Monday
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