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Refugees with low education levels needed for jobs like meatpacking

Posted by Ann Corcoran on December 31, 2016

Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart yesterday analyzed the education levels of refugees arriving at record numbers in the US right now as Obama gets ready to vacate the White House.


Residents told me that Somalis working for Cargill have changed the town of Ft. Morgan, Colorado. Photo:

Readers here know that I have been for years discussing the role that BIG MEAT plays in the UN/US Refugee Admissions Program and my 6,000 mile tour of America this past summer took me to several major meatpacking towns being changed by the influx of large numbers of Somalis to supply cheap labor to meat industry giants like JBS in Greeley, Colorado and Cargill in Ft. Morgan.

(I also visited meatpacking towns in Minnesota and North and South Dakota.)

Here is Leahy reporting on the fact that Somalis enter the US with the least education of any refugee group thus making them desirable employees for the beef and poultry industry (LOL! Not pork!).

Somalis are the least educated group of refugees who have arrived in the United States during the first three months of FY 2017.

As Breitbart News reported previously, the Obama administration has resettled 25,671 refugees in the country during the three month period beginning October 1, 2016 and ending December 30, 2016. This is almost double the number of refugees resettled in the United States during the same period in the prior fiscal year, FY 2016.

More than 85 percent of these refugees arrived from just eight countries: the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Burma, Ukraine, Bhutan, and Iran.


The levels of education of arriving refugees from these eight countries vary widely. More than 71 percent of refugees arriving from the Ukraine have achieved high school level or higher training (secondary, university, professional, or technical degrees). At the other end of the spectrum, less than nine percent of refugees from Somalia arrived with high school level or higher training.


Somalis, in particular, are heavily employed in the meat packing industry.

The consequence of the availability of low skill, low wage refugees to fill jobs in the meat packing and related industries has been to keep wages down and limit employment opportunities in those industries for low skilled American citizens living near those meat packing plants. The plants also need a steady supply of new healthy workers to replace the workers whose hands are eventually damaged by the rapid repetitive motions required in the high-speed, low-tech slaughterhouse line.

A number of communities have experienced this problem over the past decade, including Shelbyville, TennesseeLiberal, KansasFort Morgan, ColoradoAustin, Minnesota; and Grand Island, Nebraska.

It is an extensive report, continue reading here.

I have been told by readers over the years, and by some living in meatpacking towns, that meatpacking was a desirable job for Americans a couple of decades ago, but when these global corporations discovered immigrant (cheap!) labor all that changed.  Refugees supplement their wages with your welfare subsidies!

12 Responses to “Refugees with low education levels needed for jobs like meatpacking”

  1. Send all those Leeches back to where they came from!


  2. Reblogged this on islamnewworldorder and commented:
    I’ve said it before, folks, but remember the so-called sanitary goodness of muslims. If you don’t know look it up.
    Personally I don’t want these people handling “ANY” of my food. EVER!!!!
    If you take nothing else from this article, take a good look at the guy in the middle, and especially look at that right index finger raised.
    If you don’t know what he’s saying I suggest you get educated on islam, because these people are invading our good country–gang busters!

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  5. thetinfoilhatsociety said

    You know, the answer is really quite simple – and yet quite difficult to carry out. We need a return of the LOCAL slaughter house, the LOCAL butcher. This is the main reason we don’t eat nearly as much meat as we used to. I try to shop locally and I try to purchase locally raised and slaughtered meats whenever possible. Yes, it’s more costly. But the taste, texture, and fact that I am doing something concrete to support my local community and keep my dollars in my community means more to me than saving money at the grocery store. This is also why, when we were much poorer, we were basically vegetarian. I simply would not compromise my ethics regarding the “karmic debt” if you will of purchasing meat produced from an animal that was raised in miserable conditions its entire life and couldn’t possibly have been a happy animal.

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    • domstudent11 said

      I agree! I never buy chicken from Perdue or Tyson or any ground beef that isn’t grass-fed or organic. The additional cost is minimal when you think of how much money people waste on things like Starbucks or a MacDonald’s McFlurry.

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  6. Somali uneducated meat packers means uneducated Somalian Muslims and that means more Sharia troops for General Keith Ellison, more thuggery, more turmoil,
    more expense, more potential demands for an “American Homeland For Somalians”.

    The Muslims come out smelling like a rose, the have plenty of cruel Halal butchers to satisfy the Halal Certification cash cow that it’s worldwide promoters will soon make a trillion dollars annually off the scheme and American infidel consumers pay most of the freight.

    My suspicions run rampant when Obama declares more than a million acres as a monument designation area when a couple hundred acres would suffice. He is the most cruel president in history, and his Muslim anti-Christian hate filter, along with his racial-hate-vendetta filter is ruining us morally and financially.

    Can you believe how much pain and suffering radical Muslims enjoy in spreading their “religion of peace”?

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  7. You know, we have enough dumbshits in America already, we don’t need to add to the list. Immigration needs a serious overhaul.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Like America has a SHORTAGE of stupid people?

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    Gov’t Plans $1 Million For Refugee Job Training


    1:41 PM 08/25/2016

    The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) intends to spend $1 million on job training and English classes for refugees next year.

    HHS expects to divide the funding between 12 organizations that will provide, “management, training and technical assistance, specialized English language training, and mentoring” for refugees entering the U.S. (RELATED: Govt Spends $1.5 Million To Teach Refugees, Immigrants About Farming)

    Any organization that receives a grant, “may also provide refugee participants with financial assistance for costs related to the establishment or re-establishment of credentials, such as obtaining educational credits or enrollment in required certification programs,” according to the HHS announcement.

    HHS announced the Refugee Career Pathways for 2017 grant on Announcing it so far in advance of the actual request for applications helps “provide more time for applicants to prepare,” according to

    The department said more information will be available in April, 2017, when it publishes an official request for proposals.

    The announcement comes as the U.S. prepares to accept large numbers of refugees from the Middle East. HHS’s Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) already provides cash assistance, welfare and job training to refugees.

    In fact, refugee resettlement amounts to less than 60 percent of ORR’s annual budget. The rest of the money goes to help victims of human trafficking and provide services to unaccompanied alien children.

    The funding of this grant may be dependent on whether HHS receives the entire requested budget for the next fiscal year. The department requested a total of $2.2 billion for all, “refugee and entrant assistance” in 2017, which is $510 million more than it had to spend in its 2016 budget.

    The U.S. will accept a total of 45,000 refugees in the next two years, and at least 10,000 before September, 2016. (RELATED: The First Syrian Refugees Hit US Soil As Obama Resettlement Surge Begins)

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