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A and E, ages 18 and 16, Postville, Iowa

Juvenile-In-Justice by Richard Ross

A and E, ages 18 and 16, Postville, Iowa

“On the day of raid everyone was running, running from the plant, running from immigration. One of them shouted, ‘You can run, you can hide, but we will find you and pull you up by your hair.’ We all thought we were going to be killed, so we threw the knives under the table so they couldn’t use them against us.”
A, Age 18

“At the factory I was a sausage maker. I worked 12 hours a day and 6 days a week. When I was not working I was sleeping. The money I earned I used to pay off the coyote, whatever was left I sent to my family.”
E, age 16

 

 

Photography: Richard Ross
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