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In The Thick

Aug 24, 2018

In 2008, ICE agents descended on a small rural town in Iowa for their largest operation in the history of the United States. As a result, the population of Postville was slashed almost in half and its economy collapsed. Maria and Julio talk to Almudena Toral and Ronny Rojas, two of the journalists behind a new documentary from Univision detailing the aftermath of the raid.
ITT Staff Picks
  • Watch the full documentary on Postville, at the Univision site for free (available in English and Spanish).
  • Do immigrants actually "steal" jobs in small rural towns? This American Life asked an economist to answer this question.