Follow the MONEY! BIG MEAT changing America by changing the people

When I saw the article at the Wall Street Journal this morning that gushes about how wonderful it is that the International Rescue Committee is giving out loans to refugees to start businesses, but goes on to talk about the industries in need of cheap immigrant labor, I wanted to scream.

ICE raid in Greeley
2006 ICE raid of JBS Swift in Greeley, CO marked the beginning of the ‘discovery’ by BIG MEAT of cheap LEGAL refugee labor that brought the Africans to Colorado. http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/2839185-113/immigration-jbs-swift-ice#

I can’t impress upon you enough that as Election 2016 unfolds, with mass immigration a key driver of voter concerns, you must all expose the companies (and the non-profit players) working in your communities that are changing America by changing the people.

And, perhaps even more importantly this year, you must expose the elected officials receiving campaign donations from those companies destroying communities for the sake of their almighty bottom line!

Please see my post at Refugee Resettlement Watch about how a Brazilian Meatpacking Company, JBS Swift, is changing American towns!

See how Colorado meatpacker, Cargill caved to CAIR when Somali workers walked off the job, here.

And, don’t miss this! Over 39,000 signatures on a petition to Colorado Governor Hickenlooper  urging him to keep Syrian refugees out of the state.

 

8 thoughts on “Follow the MONEY! BIG MEAT changing America by changing the people”

  1. Slaughterhouse work has never been pleasant, I worked in a slaughterhouse for one year, decades ago. Jobs cannot be filled because Americans do not want that work. We had untold number of unpaid hours per diem. Back then, complaints usually circled around Irish immigrants whom I worked with, and there were relatively few Hispanics. I rotated back from Southeast Asia then and nobody would give me any job because of the anti-war “baby killer” nonsense, and the slaughterhouse people chuckled about me being a “natural” as a combat veteran. Terrible work, but necessary. After I left that work, then Hispanics became the majority (I am Sicilian), and union organizers sought “Change” (where have I heard that before?). Today, new groups of people are in that line of work. For better or worse, not many people want that work and usually, most will move on, to other, better and higher paying jobs. Many people believe that “Meat”, grows in a supermarket aisle. Anti-hunters, and gun control advocates, generally cease their rants when I tell them of the work I once did. The demographics of towns will, change, but, Americans consume meat and demand, more. I say, if there’s a problem, learn to hunt and suppliment meat consumption with game meats. That would cull species to a managable number as the animals do starve in winter (I used to bury them when the ground thawed in Spring – not a nice job), and it would lessen the demand for jobs that are mostly performed by newly arriving persons from foreign lands. Then another problem would be, that farming, also relies on the same people, so grow as much fruit and produce as possible.
    This situation is a tough one, Ann, and I need to give the workers, a pass.

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    1. This isn’t a criticism of the workers, it is a criticism of the companies. They could pay high enough wages to attract American workers as they once did. If meat prices were higher than maybe more people would do what you suggest here. In fact, I’m willing to pay more (or eat less meat) if we didn’t admit thousands of Somalis and others every year to fill the needs of the meatpacker. And, if you did a serious look at the economics of it all, I bet that we more than pay for more expensive meat when we must pay the educational and medical costs of the refugees through our tax dollars…We never get ahead the meat giants do!

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