Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Post-Raid Postville Seeking Federal Disaster Aid

The Iowa Homeland Security and Emergency Management Division expressed doubt Tuesday that it could provide assistance following the Postville City Council's declaration of the town as a humanitarian and economic disaster area.

Disaster declarations are based on natural emergencies, 'so I don't know how that would qualify,' said division spokesman Bret Voorhees.

The resolution, passed unanimously by the council Monday night, was sent to state officials Tuesday in an effort to secure financial assistance for the community devastated after a May 12 federal immigration raid that led to the recent closing of town's leading employer, kosher meatpacker Agriprocessors Inc.   For the full story, click here.


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Illegals request public assistance from city. City requests public assistance from state. State requests public assistance from federal government. Federal government taxes U.S. citizens and legal residents. U.S. citizens and legal residents demand laws that deny admission to aliens likely to become a public charge and remove aliens who are public charges. Laws are not enforced. Illegals come to Postville. Repeat.

Posted by: Thomas Lillich | Nov 26, 2008 12:34:08 PM

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