Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks today issued the following statement regarding the federal raid on Agriprocessor, Inc. in Postville, Iowa:
"We have all seen the news out of Postville, IA regarding the raid, detentions and arrests. While our hearts go out to those affected, and especially the families and children involved, we must remember one very important thing. America is a nation of laws first and foremost. It is what has made us the envy of every other country in the world. Full and fair enforcement of our nation's immigration laws is necessary.
Responsibility for the events in Postville lies not only with those who come to the United States illegally or under false identities. Responsibility also lies with the businesses that employ illegals, and a government that tacitly condones it. I will continue to monitor events as they unfold. I look forward to being a part of the solution in Congress on the issue of immigration reform."