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Postville: USA: Surviving Diversity in Small-Town America (2009)

by Mark A Grey

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From Mark to Mary, Megan, and Julia Cameron
From Michele to Daniel, Tim, Alli, Carol, and Jack
From Aaron to his wife, Esther Miriam; his children, Yitzy, Mimi, Shmuly, Chani, Shuky, Moishy, and Rachel; to his mother and father; his sister, Bryna; Rabbi Y. Newman; and his friends Chani, Chaim, and Hall
From all of us to the good people of Postville
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Drive east on Highway 18 in Iowa long enough, past the rolling hills of corn and soybeans, and you'll come to Postville, Hometown to the World.  (Foreword by Jens Manual Krogstad)
When developing a creative work such as a book, song, or poem about a beloved place or person, some writers sense that the story is already out there in the ether of life and they have only to intuitively receive the information and commit it to paper -- almost as if an author is a radio, picking up a story as it floats through the airwaves.  (Introduction)
Americans love their stereotypes about Iowa.
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Postville is an obscure meatpacking town in the northeast corner of Iowa. Here, in the most unlikely of places, unparalleled diversity drew international media. Now people declare the town's experiment in multiculturalism dead. It was not native Iowans, or the newly-arrived Orthodox Jews, or the immigrant workers who made Postville fail. Postville was stopped in its tracks by a massive raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on May 12th 2008. 20% of the population was arrested, forcing the closure of the town's kosher meatpacking plant. The raid exposed the disastrous enforcement of immigration policy, the exploitation of Postville by activists, and disturbing questions about the packing house's operators.

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An inside view of a rural Iowa town torn apart by greed, failed immigration policy and misguided view of diversity. Postville (population 2400) is an obscure meatpacking town in the northeast corner of Iowa. Here, in the most unlikely of places, in the middle of endless cornfields, unparalleled diversity drew the curiosity of international media and outside observers. In 2008, however, people who hoped Postville would succeed declared the town's experiment in multiculturalism dead. It was not native Iowans, or the newly-arrived Orthodox Jews, or the immigrant workers and refugees from around the world who made Postville fail. Postville's momentum towards a sustainable multicultural community was stopped in its tracks when the town was crushed by a massive raid by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on May 12th 2008. 20% of the town's population was arrested, forcing the closure of the town's largest employer, a kosher meatpacking plant. The raid exposed the disastrous enforcement of immigration policy, the exploitation of Postville by activists, and disturbing questions about the packing house's operators. Today, with managers sitting in jail, workers in federal prison on their way to deportation, and a huge influx of new immigrants to fill their spots, the town is attempting to survive a near terminal blow. Grey and Devlin ? with more than 10 years experience in Postville, 20 years experience in meat-packing plants and a life time work with immigrant populations ? join with Goldsmith ? the only Jew ever to serve on the city council ? describe the real events in Postville, which have been subject to misrepresentation in the media and by diversity professionals and detractors alike.… (more)

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