Swift Raids






Mike Graves

"What happened to me—and to thousands of others of U.S. citizens and legal residents on that December day—was a complete violation of our rights. And, it did not end there. It can happen at any workplace—at any time—in this country if we do not do something now to change the way these immigration raids are conducted."
—Mike Graves, kill floor worker at the Marshalltown plant.

spacer Workers are not criminals, and work is not a crime.

More than 12,000 meatpacking workers at six Swift Company plants were swept up in ICE raids on December 12, 2006, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The overwhelming majority of workers affected by these raids are U.S. citizens and legal residents.

Immigrants & American-born: Are Your Listening?
The Swift Raids documentary was shown at hundreds of gatherings across the country called the Night of 1,000 Conversations. Learn more about what happened in those gatherings …

National Commission on ICE Misconduct