7/25/2008

Immigration-reform groups were joined by some lawmakers on Thursday to blast the U.S. Justice Department for its handling of a large-scale immigration raid. The May raid at an Iowa meatpacking plant led to the arrest of some 400 workers, followed by mass plea bargains that resulted in prison terms and deportation. "This looks and feels like a cattle auction, not a criminal prosecution in the United States," said Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., chairman of the House Judiciary subcommittee on immigration.

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