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Friday, May 30, 2008

Iowa Political Alert: Fearful Hispanics falsely suspect Postville-type raid in Denison

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Political Alert

Several frightened Hispanic families, some crying with kids clearly in
the background, made frantic telephone calls to a western Iowa
Spanish-language paper over the last two days seeking information on
what they falsely believed to be the start of a Postville-style raid
in Denison, a community with a burgeoning Hispanic population and
heavy packing-house presence. La Prensa received the first call early
Wednesday from a Spanish-speaking employee of a packing house in
Denison who said he saw other workers being carted off in handcuffs.
That event apparently sparked a rumor and something of a phone tree in
the Hispanic community there.

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