“America First: The Legacy of a Raid” premiered in Postville July 13

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Univision News has recently premiered “America First: The Legacy of an Immigration Raid” – an Original Documentary Exposing the Consequences of the Biggest Immigration Raid in U.S. History, 10 Years after the Postville raid at Agriprocessors on May 12, 2008. The documentary premiered in the Fine Arts and Civic Center at Postville High School, Friday, July 13 and may now be seen on the internet.

The documentary takes viewers to Postville to witness what has happened there since an ICE operation devastated the town.

“America First: The Legacy of an Immigration Raid” is now available for viewing at UnivisionNoticias.com;  and portions of the documentary  will air in a special segment of Univision Network’s “Aquí y Ahora” newsmagazine on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 7 p.m. ET/PT (6 p.m. Central)

Among local people who are part of this documentary are Bridgette Lubka, Ludvin Sarazua, Drew Lubka, Gyora Bass, High School Principal Brendan Knudtson, Kani Osman,  along with Postville student, Jeidy Castillo, her parents (who are currently living in Guatemala)  and her teacher, Morgan Taake, with whom Jeidy currently lives. Each of these people willingly share their stories of the aftermath of the raid.

Others  interviewed include Mayor Leigh Rekow, who states that the raid was probably bound to happen; Mark Grey, an anthropology professor, and Sister Mary McCauley, who was serving St. Bridget Catholic Church at the time of the raid. She noted that the church served as a sanctuary for the Latino community during the aftermath of the raid.

Read the full article in the July 25 edition of the Postville Herald.

The full documentary and more information on the "America First: The Legacy of an Immiration Raid" can be found at https://www.univision.com.