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'The U-Turn':  -  Decorah Journal
After enduring a 2008 U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement raid at Agriprocessors meatpacking plant in Postville, immigrant workers were left without a job and wondering if and when they'd be deported. Many shared their stories of abuse endured at ...
A Righteous Presidential Pardon for Sholom Rubashkin  -  American Spectator
This all started on May 12, 2008, when federal authorities raided Rubashkin's Agriprocessors kosher meat packing facility in Iowa and arrested 389 workers, allegedly here illegally. The saga is overpowering. That orchestrated raid was not only the ...

A Federal Judge Put Hundreds of Immigrants Behind Bars While Her Husband Invested in Private Prisons  -  Mother Jones
Michael Deheeger, with the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs in Chicago, leads a crowd in chants during a march in Postville, in response to the immigration raid at the Agriprocessors plant earlier that spring. Busloads of protesters from the Twin Cities ...

Prosecutorial Misconduct Grabs Headlines (Again)  -  Yated.com
The new evidence that surfaced post-trial, consisted of, among other things, a letter from First Bank to the U.S. Attorney's Office in 2008 complaining that the government's forfeiture position was stifling the Agriprocessors bidding process. This ...

How an immigration raid threw a small Iowa town into economic crisis  -  Marketplace.org
Word came that there was an immigration raid at the kosher meatpacking plant, Agriprocessors, where both of Lopez's parents worked. His dad wasn't on that shift, but he knew his mom was. “I went to my desk and put my head down and started crying ...
The Rubashkin Saga (Part III)  -  The Jewish Press - JewishPress.com
In December, 2004 PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) released an undercover video portraying alleged animal abuse and Humane Slaughter Law violations at Agriprocessors. Any video shot at a slaughterhouse would repulse, as the killing ...

Rubashkin Update- Part 2: Motion To Recuse Exposes Conflicts Of Interest  -  Yated.com
The Brief also elaborates on legal problems posed by a conflict of interest involving Judge Reade's husband, Michael Figenshaw, a senior partner in the Bradshaw Fowler law firm that represented Agriprocessors in extensive bankruptcy proceedings.

Rubashkin Update: New Brief Petitions 8th Circuit Court Of Appeals  -  Yated.com
It charged the government with causing First Bank to lose tens of millions of dollars by interfering with the sale of Agriprocessors through its no-Rubashkin law, and then pinning responsibility for the loss on Sholom Rubashkin in order to lengthen his ...

Guatemalan deportees get fresh start as volcano guides  -  Aljazeera.com
Hernandez migrated from this village in the Guatemalan highlands to Postville, Iowa, in 2004, and began working at Agriprocessors Inc - a kosher meat-packing plant. Three of his sons also came to the US as undocumented immigrants and began working at ...

Life After the Raid: Postville 9 years later  -  KCRG
When officers arrived at meat packaging plant then called Agriprocessors, hundreds were taken out in chains. In turn ripping apart families and eventually leaving the city to pick up the pieces. Pedro Lopez was only in middle school when the raids ...
 

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AgriProcessors Kosher Slaughterhouse Undercover Investigation
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AgriProcessors Kosher Slaughterhouse Undercover Investigation
Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse - A 2nd investigation
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Agriprocessors kosher slaughterhouse - A 2nd investigation
In the Shadow of Agriprocessors Immigration Raid Part 1 of 2
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In the Shadow of Agriprocessors Immigration Raid Part 1 of 2
Rubashkin Plant Revisited  -=-  Part One
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Rubashkin Plant Revisited -=- Part One
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unity - unidad / letra
Prayer service supports immigrants from Agriprocessors
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Prayer service supports immigrants from Agriprocessors
Behind The Headlines With Agriprocessors
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Behind The Headlines With Agriprocessors
Agriprocessors worker describes conditions
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Agriprocessors worker describes conditions
St. Benedict Church - Agriprocessors Worker
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St. Benedict Church - Agriprocessors Worker
Chabad Mafia Rubashkin Agriprocessors Worker Abuse
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Chabad Mafia Rubashkin Agriprocessors Worker Abuse
 

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Largest ever immigration raid in United States history at ...
Largest ever immigration raid in United States history at ...
Ten big names who support a shorter sentence for Rubashkin
Ten big names who support a shorter sentence for Rubashkin
Monsey, NY - Rabbi Weissmandl Terminates Kashrus ...
Monsey, NY - Rabbi Weissmandl Terminates Kashrus ...
Ripple effect continues five years after immigration raid ...
Ripple effect continues five years after immigration raid ...
The Jew and the Carrot » Blog Archive » Kol Foods on The ...
The Jew and the Carrot » Blog Archive » Kol Foods on The ...
Postville: One year after the raid | MinnPost
Postville: One year after the raid | MinnPost
Postville immigration raid: five years later
Postville immigration raid: five years later
November | 2010 | InTheMoment
November | 2010 | InTheMoment
Brice Fontaine | LinkedIn
Brice Fontaine | LinkedIn
Impact of Postville raid lingers for Guatemalan town
Impact of Postville raid lingers for Guatemalan town
 

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Kosher slaughter is intended to minimize animals' suffering. But undercover PETA investigations have revealed that Agriprocessors, the world's largest glat
A new PETA undercover investigation has caught AgriProcessors—the world's largest kosher slaughterhouse, which is located in Postville, Iowa—cruelly ...
Postville is a city in Allamakee and Clayton Counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. It lies near the junction of four counties and at the intersection of U.S. Routes 18 ...
Una indagine condotta per primi dalla PETA, rivela che il più grande mattatoio kosher del mondo,AgriProcessoers,sta ancora compiendo abusi sugli animali ...
Get directions, maps, and traffic for Postville, IA. Check flight prices and hotel availability for your visit.
PETA's action alerts allows you to easily contact companies, universities, government agencies, and others to improve the lives of animals used for food, clothing ...
A 15th-century depiction of shechita and bedikah. It should be noted that the artist erroneously depicted knives with points at the tip, which are not acceptable for ...
Ways to make slaughter more humane while strictly adhering to the laws of shechitah and kashrut
The good, the bad, and the ugly of animal agriculture.
 

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Agriprocessors was the corporate identity of a slaughterhouse and meat-packaging factory based in Postville, Iowa, best known as a facility for the glatt kosher processing of cattle, as well as chicken, turkey, duck, and lamb. Agriprocessors' meat and poultry products were marketed under the brand Iowa Best Beef. Its kosher products were marketed under various labels, including Aaron’s Best, Shor Habor, Supreme Kosher and Rubashkins.The firm was founded and owned by Aaron Rubashkin, who purchased the meat-packing facility in 1987, and managed by two of his sons, Sholom Rubashkin and Heshy Rubashkin. Eventually it became the largest kosher meat-packing plant in the United States.Agriprocessors faced accusations of mistreatment of cattle, pollution, and a series of alleged violations of labor law. In May 2008, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) staged a raid of the plant, and arrested nearly 400 illegal immigrant workers. Agriprocessors plants stopped operating in October 2008, and the firm filed for bankruptcy on November 5 of the same year. Sholom Rubashkin as the highest ranking day-to-day corporate officer was charged with federal financial fraud and sentenced to 27 years in prison in June 2010.The Agriprocessors plant was bought at auction in July 2009 by SHF Industries and has resumed production under the new name Agri Star.

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