Shane Falco

Source Notes #23 (Journalistic, Multimedia)

In Uncategorized on March 10, 2009 at 2:38 am

Title: Postville, Iowa Struggles on After ICE Raid

Summary: Video that describes the after effects of an ICE workplace raid, which has wrecked the small town of Postville, Iowa.

Topic: Should employers be held accountable by the Department of Homeland Security for hiring illegal immigrants?

Category: Journalistic, video

What is it? Video that was made by the Associated Press after an ICE raid in Postville, Iowa.
Publication Information: Aug. 17, 2008
Author: Associated Press
Accessed: 3/4/09

Paul Rael-community leader, ICE, St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, Mary McCauley, Cesar Hochola-grocer. Rich Matthews-AP.

Paul Rael is a community leader who expresses his concern toward the immigrant families who have become seperated due to the raid.  He explains how their community is now broken and shattered from the ICE raid and how small businesses are suffering.  Mary McCauley of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church talks about the fears and uncertainity of the remaining members of the community, and that many have come to take shelter in the church. Cesar Hochola explains that is grocery business is now empty, with no customers.  These sources all explain the after effects of a worforce raid on community and family members.

Audience and Agenda:
The Associated Press was founded in 1846, and is the oldest and largest news orgainization in the world.  The AP is a non-profit organization  with over 4,000 working employees worldwide.  According to, 2.4 million people visit the AP website a month.  The AP is owned by it’s 1,500 daily newspaper members.  It has won 49 Pulitzer Prizes, and 30 of those have been for photography.

This is useful to my research because it shows the shock wave of after effects from ICE raids on families and the community.  These raids seperate loved ones, and cause financial uncertainty to surrounding businesses.  There is no mention on what happened to the employers in this case.  If the ICE were to target employers, I’d imagine that raid like this would have to also take place.  From a human rights standpoint, it doesn’t uphold a good image for the U.S.  We need to ask the question, don these raids help or hurt the U.S. in the big picture?

Works cited:
Youtube, Google, Associated Press, Quantcast

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