Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 08071876 (posted Jul. 18, 2008)"
On 05/15/08, in response to the ICE raids at the Agriprocessors facility in Postville, Iowa, Representative Bruce Braley (D-IA) issued a letter seeking information on a possible Department of Labor investigation into labor practices at Agriprocessors, as well as information on any coordination between ICE and DOL prior to the May 12th, 2008 immigration raid at Agriprocessors.
Response letters from the Department of Labor (DOL), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), directly contradicted each other on the question of coordination between the two agencies. While ICE stated they coordinated with DOL prior to ICE enforcement action at Agriprocessors, the Department of Labor stated they received no advance notice prior to the raid.
On 07/17/08, Rep. Braley sent a follow-up letter to Julie Myers, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, requesting further information on the status of the ongoing DOLS investigation.