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Article Title

Dispatch from Postville

Document Type

Forum Theme 1

Abstract

The day starts like any other in Postville, a town in northern Iowa. Years ago, a slaughterhouse and processing plant for beef, turkey and chicken had opened. Its name: Agriprocessors. The typical routine for any worker of the sort that was employed there was to start by getting up at whatever hour their shift demanded. In 1996, when I first began, there were only two: the daily production line, and the nightly cleaning. Working there was like being in a concentration camp; you readers will soon begin to discover why. Essentially, “illegals” don’t have many job opportunities because they fear detention, arrest and deportation.

Publication Date

2017-2018

Journal Title

UNIversitas

Volume

13

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

4

Copyright

©2018 Elver Herrera and Jennifer Cooley (Translator)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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