Washington, DC—Today the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) announced support for President Obama’s nominee, Stephanie Rose, for U.S. Attorney for northern Iowa. Her twelve years as a lead prosecutor make her an outstanding choice to serve as a U.S. Attorney.
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency’s 2008 raid on the Agriprocessor plant in Postville, Iowa, should in no way hold up Ms. Rose’s confirmation. The Bush administration’s failed enforcement-only approach to immigration policy was the cause of the Postville raid and its aftermath. That enforcement-only approach—directed from Washington, DC—created more problems than it solved in numerous communities.
Ms. Rose deserves to be confirmed by the entire Senate.