An immigration raid in very rural north central Nebraska put a spotlight on the immigration debate in rural America.
The raid targeted alleged labor practice exploitation by a local employment agency. It also swept up more than 100 community members and employees of local businesses in its net.
The businesses included a tomato greenhouse, potato processing facility, and cattle operation among others. The communities affected ranged in population from 100 residents to 3,600 residents.
To me, the raid highlighted how deeply immigration is reshaping rural America.