Regrann from @nytimes - In May, immigration agents raided a dusty concrete plant on the west side of Mount Pleasant, Iowa, seizing 32 men from Mexico and Central America. Oscar Barrios was one of them. @misterwidmer took this photo of Oscar’s daughter Juana, left, praying for her father with her family in May. Oscar was released on bond in early June to await a #deportation hearing in immigration court, which has a 5-year backlog of such cases. Juana, 19, said her parents brought her to Iowa illegally from Mexico when she was 3. She is enrolled in the #DACA program, which the Trump administration has rescinded, and is studying to be a nurse. She recalled how she had once made a speech at the Catholic Church, naming her father as her inspiration: “I told him, Dad, I’m going to be the best nurse. I’m going to graduate with the best grades. That’s the only way I can think of to repay everything they’ve done for me.” In communities like Mount Pleasant, a town of 8,500 that voted heavily for @realdonaldtrump, the crackdown on #immigration is often debated through the lens of Christian morality. After the raid, parishioners at the First Presbyterian Church raised $80,000 to help detainees’ families. Other mainline Protestant churches contributed to the fund, as did the Catholics at St. Alphonsus. Notably absent from the donor roll, though, were Mount Pleasant’s evangelical churches. Visit the link in our profile to read how an ICE raid brought an abstract national issue painfully close to home in this small Iowa community.