The Spark

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.” — Karl Marx

Immigrant Basher Nominated as U.S. Attorney

Nov 23, 2009

President Obama has nominated Stephanie Rose to be the United States Attorney in northern Iowa. She was the Assistant U.S. Attorney who directed the infamous May 2008 raid at Agriprocessors, a large Iowa meat packing plant. 270 immigrants were arrested and herded off to a court set up in a cattle fairground. They were charged with a felony for using false Social Security numbers and then sentenced in quick succession to five months in prison.

The U.S. Supreme Court afterwards decided unanimously, including all its reactionary justices, that people couldn’t be charged with a felony for using false Social Security numbers.

Nonetheless, Obama now wants to promote this rabid immigrant basher. So much for Obama’s election promises to break with the policies of the Bush Administration.