July 31, 2008
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) commends the House Subcommittee on
Immigration, Citizenship, Refugees, Border Security, and International Law for conducting a
hearing on July 24, 2008 regarding the Postville, Iowa immigration raid and criminal
prosecutions. Many important facts and questions emerged from the oral and written testimony
at the hearing. However, many disturbing aspects of this raid have not been fully addressed and
many inconsistencies and critical questions remain unanswered.