At least 300 people were arrested during a massive raid on the Agriprocessors Inc. meat-processing plant in Postville, Iowa on May 12th, 2008. Comprehensive story published by the Des Moines Register. Another detailed local report from WCF Courier. Additional reports from the Chicago Tribune and KWWL Channel 7 and KCRG Channel 9 (this last story discusses "Source #7", who was wired by the Feds before applying for a job there). National story by USA Today
The operation was the culmination of a team effort by a total of 16 local, state and federal agencies, including Immigration & Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Iowa Department of Public Safety, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, the Waterloo Police Department and the Postville Police Department. Read official ICE press release HERE.
The raid targeted people who illegally used other people's Social Security numbers and were in the U.S. illegally. According to an affidavit, “Based on information thus far developed in the investigation, it appears, based on 2007 fourth quarter payroll reports, that approximately 76 percent of the 968 employees of Agriprocessors were using false or fraudulent social security numbers in connection with their employment.”
USA Today reported that an unnamed source claimed some employees were running a methamphetamine lab in the plant and were bringing weapons into the plant, which employs about 1,000. The source said he was fired after he told his superiors.
The people arrested were bussed to the Cattle Congress grounds in Waterloo for further processing. They are being interviewed by agents with the U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Public Health Service. Public health officials were included to ensure that their humanitarian needs were being met, according to U.S. District Attorney Matt M. Dummermuth. Subsequently, authorities released 40 of the arrested employees “on humanitarian grounds” with supervision, pending further proceedings.
ICE received information about immigration violations at the plant over the past two years, according to a federal search warrant made public today. Authorities said they will release more details at another press conference on Tuesday May 13th in Cedar Rapids.
So far, Agriprocessors has declined to comment. The company's products can be found nationwide in Wal-Mart, Trader Joe’s, Albertson’s and Kroger, among others. On its website, the company says it "strives to be second to none in producing the finest quality beef and poultry products at a reasonable price. We are devoted to our customers and are committed to following and upholding the federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing our business.
"As a producer of kosher meat products, we approach our business in the context of a deep religious tradition. The nine rabbinic authorities that use Agriprocessors to serve the needs to their congregations define the requirements for kosher meat production at our plant, and train and supervise the rabbis who conduct the religious rituals. The values expressed in the kosher rituals and requirements are a part of the values shared by our employees, regardless of their religious beliefs". Those who are interested in learning the complicated rigamarole associated with making a meat or seafood plant kosher can read this Alaska Pride post about R&J Seafoods in Kasilof, Alaska.
In 1987 about 200 Hasidic Jews arrived in Postville from Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood when butcher Aaron Rubashkin reopened a meat-packing plant. Although business boomed at the plant, reviving the depressed economy, the flip side was that it pitted the newcomers against the predominately Lutheran community.
But what none of the media outlets revealed was suddenly reported on the Vanguard News Network Forum on May 12th. An Iowa white racialist activist who identifies as Klaliffia reports that a number of white activists from several organizations may have helped set up the raid. Not only were they frequently reporting to ICE, but several allegedly deliberately took jobs at the plant to report on suspected illegals from the inside. Here's Klaliffia's post from VNN Forum:
Since August of 07 members of the Fraternal White Knights and the Iowa Knight riders along with members of the Aryan Werwulfe Brotherhood have been constantly calling ICE on the Postville plant here in IA. When they demanded proof of illegals working in the jew-owned plant, we sent members in to work there and gather that info. The results after many hard months of dedication paid off today and we hope they also get to the other plants we told them about. For more information on this particular plant, search articles by William Pierce on the subject, I will try and post his article...
The referenced article by Dr. Pierce can be viewed HERE.
While there has been no corroboration of this account from any other source, this is an example of some of the most imaginative, innovative, and productive activism I've ever seen. I'm impressed that dedicated white activists were willing to insert themselves into the belly of the beast and report on its "entrails", so to speak. This beats the hell out of spray-painting swastikas on synagogues or gratuitously targeting and assaulting minorities without provocation.