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Resistance in the Heartland: Fighting ICE in
Small-Town Iowa and Nebraska
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FIRST PRESBYTERIAN of Mt Pleasant ia is a safe haven
Hi Friends, here is an update about the families and community of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Firstpresby Mt Pleasant hosted a community forum today with the Police Chief, Mayor, State Representative, School Superintendent, Human Rights Department representative, as well as families and friends of the men detained. It was an emotional meeting. The level of respect was high and many sides were heard. For example, the police chief explained the departments role with ICE saying there were some undocumented workers with criminal backgrounds. However, we also learned that many taken were on the path to citizenship without any criminal record. They had federal IDs for paying payroll taxes but were treated as felons caught up in this dragnet. Community leaders and families expressed grief that people on the path to citizenship were treated this way. It will take weeks for the bond hearings and appropriate paperwork to be done so that those men can return to their families and work. This means the families are out of their main source of income. One child was orphaned because his father was detained and that was the only family he had. He will stay with a long time friend for the time being. You can help. Please donate at firstpresbyonline.org. Click the give now button and add immigrants in the note.
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