Postville readies for weekend immigration protests

Postville, Iowa, is preparing for weekend immigration protests that could draw as many as 1,000 people to the tiny northeastern Iowa city.

Busloads of people from the Twin Cities, Chicago and elsewhere are expected to hit the town on Sunday afternoon. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are also expected to visit the city on Saturday for a separate event.

Postville has about 2,200 residents.

The weekend activities come after a federal immigration raid in May at the Agriprocessors plant in Postville that led to the arrest of nearly 400 people. Agriprocessors is the nation's largest kosher meatpacking plant.

Groups involved in Sunday's protests say they support workers' rights and want reform of immigration laws.

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