The Shame of Postville, Iowa

The Shame of Postville, Iowa

There are 10 comments on the Free Republic story from Jul 13, 2008, titled The Shame of Postville, Iowa. In it, Free Republic reports that:

"Anyone who has doubts that this country is abusing and terrorizing undocumented immigrant workers should read an essay by Erik Camayd-Freixas, a professor and Spanish-language court interpreter who witnessed ...

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ela

Fort Wainwright, AK

#1 Jul 15, 2008
You know, if the foreigners had obeyed our laws in the first place, then nothing else beyond that would have happened, would it? It's a cause-and-effect universe.
ela

Fort Wainwright, AK

#4 Jul 27, 2008
Hell Flowers Toxie wrote:
Todas las Víctimas de Dueños de Esclavo Deberían Saber:
OFICINA DEL MEDIADOR DE DERECHOS DE LAS VÍCTIMAS
Marie A. O'Rourke
El Mediador de Derechos de las Víctimas
Oficina Ejecutiva para Abogados de los Estados Unidos
Ministerio de Justicia
RFK Edificio de Justicia Principal
950 Avenida de Pensylvania, N.W.
Cuarto 2261
Washington, DC
Una víctima de delito puede presentar una demanda contra cualquier empleado del Ministerio de Justicia que violó o dejó de proporcionar los derechos establecidos conforme al Acto de Derechos de las Víctimas de Delito de 2004, 18 Congreso de los Estados Unidos § 3771. El Departamento de Justi
Pardon me, Senior o Senora o Senorita:

En los Estados Unidos, se habla INGLES. En MEXICO, se habla espanol. Comprende?
Latina for Enforcement

Huntley, IL

#5 Jul 27, 2008
Buenos dias Senora, Yo Soy Mexicana and I want YOU to SPEAK ENGLISH!!

Since: May 08

Martinsville, IN

#6 Jul 27, 2008
Hell Flowers Toxie wrote:
Todas las Víctimas de Dueños de Esclavo Deberían Saber:
OFICINA DEL MEDIADOR DE DERECHOS DE LAS VÍCTIMAS
Marie A. O'Rourke
El Mediador de Derechos de las Víctimas
Oficina Ejecutiva para Abogados de los Estados Unidos
Ministerio de Justicia
RFK Edificio de Justicia Principal
950 Avenida de Pensylvania, N.W.
Cuarto 2261
Washington, DC
Una víctima de delito puede presentar una demanda contra cualquier empleado del Ministerio de Justicia que violó o dejó de proporcionar los derechos establecidos conforme al Acto de Derechos de las Víctimas de Delito de 2004, 18 Congreso de los Estados Unidos § 3771. El Departamento de Justi
Sorry, but illegals have no rights other than to not be victimized at the hands of other people. They workers in Iowa are NOT being victimized, they are being made to follow the laws here. You break a law you get punished plain and simple. If I went to MX, or any other country, I have to enter legally and follow THEIR laws and so should the people coming here. No sympathy from me on this matter.
superscrote

Dyersburg, TN

#7 Jul 28, 2008
ela wrote:
<quoted text>
Pardon me, Senior o Senora o Senorita:
En los Estados Unidos, se habla INGLES. En MEXICO, se habla espanol. Comprende?
Can't you even speak english? guess you forgot you are in America, not Mexico! stop acting like victims, and to those town folk, how dare you act as if they deserve rights, why not support you're town as us citizens!, I am in Tennessee and believe me that would not and does not happen here, it's funny how through all these mexican protests, no- one seems to protest for our us rights huh?

Since: May 08

Bloomdale, OH

#9 Aug 2, 2008
Hell Flowers Toxie wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes but many are slaves in America and are not allowed by employers to get educated so as to keep victims slaves and get paid less. They make you very dependent's on them and if you get out of hand because of the slavery they turn you in to get rid of you and that teaches others to keep mouth shut and many more hours they work you for free.
These Chabad Orthodox Jews are abusing humans everywhere. Even in America they are destroying humans for profit.
If you are not Jewish you are a slave.
You're joking right? Slaves? I don't think so. They can leave any time they feel like it, and the fact that they don't is their problem. SLAVES were brought over and FORCED to work. These people are moving there and CHOOSING to work for these companies. They used to hunt down SLAVES who left and then tortured them. I don't think they would put in the time or money to find out where these people went and even if they're using the same identities where ever they go. These people are far from slaves, but they definately like getting the sympathy from people who view them that way. As for education, sure most of them can't get a GED as they have no valid ID b/c they are NOT here legally. However their children get FREE education and health care. Tell me again why I should feel sorry for them?(Oh and for your info, my bf was illegal when I met him and we got together so don't try to play any kind of racist or lacking knowledge card. He's now dwn in MX by choice getting his visa without any monetary support from me so it can be done despite their claims.)
David Jones

AOL

#10 Aug 7, 2008
Question....why aren't the Rubaskins (owners of Agriprocessors) charged?

They are doing the hiring and they know full well that these people are illegal immigrants. They as well as the illegals are opportunists that cost the USA taxpayers, and they must be held accountable.
ela

Anchorage, AK

#11 Aug 7, 2008
superscrote wrote:
<quoted text>Can't you even speak english? guess you forgot you are in America, not Mexico! stop acting like victims, and to those town folk, how dare you act as if they deserve rights, why not support you're town as us citizens!, I am in Tennessee and believe me that would not and does not happen here, it's funny how through all these mexican protests, no- one seems to protest for our us rights huh?
Ah, superscrote:

Yes, I speak English, and this was the point I was making in my post. I was responding in Spanish, to someone else who posted in Spanish. My reply, translated, reads:

"Pardon me, Sir or Madam or Miss:

In the United States, they speak ENGLISH. In MEXICO, they speak Spanish. Understand?"

Lighten up, a bit. Your point was already being made, by me.
Katie

New Ulm, MN

#12 Aug 7, 2008
I used to teach English in Postville back in college. The HISPANICS...not so much Mexicans because they come other countries were the most hardworking people I ever had the opportunity to meet and work with. They were exploited where they worked. The conditions at the meatpacking plant were atrocious. They knew what they were doing and made a conscientious decision to work there but it was only because there wasn't work back home and many of them have to support their families somehow. If any of you, as a parent, couldn't feed your family, what would you do?

Next, do you know that they actually provide a lot of money to the US? With the stolen identities they need to pay taxes, including social security of which they will never be able to collect back!

If you want to really understand why they come to the US to work and why they are breaking our laws I would righly recommend you watch the documentary, Wetback......it is quite insightful!
smudge

Tucson, AZ

#13 Aug 9, 2008
David Jones wrote:
Question....why aren't the Rubaskins (owners of Agriprocessors) charged?
Probably because they have an abundance of slimeball lawyers and crooked politicans in their back pockets!

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