Refugee Resettlement Watch

BIG MEAT wants the cheap refugee labor, no wonder Congress won’t reform law

Posted by Ann Corcoran on June 15, 2017

But, it isn’t just the Meatpacking industry, it is the Chamber of Commerce, the hospitality industry, other food processing and manufacturing that has become dependent on the refugee labor force that you and I pay to bring to America (and support with our social service dollars!)  See my previous post where CIS refutes a very big lie.

Tyson Foods at Storm Lake, Iowa changing the demographic makeup of heartland towns, paying low wages to refugees and lobbying Congress for more!

In a few days I’ll tell you why I am re-posting this information about greedy companies like Tyson Foods lobbying Congress side by side with the refugee contractors/’religious’ charities who claim they are working for the good of humanity.

Have a look at some of my recent posts on Big Meat (particularly Tyson Foods!):

NYT: How Tyson Foods and its greedy demand for cheap immigrant labor ‘saved’ an Iowa town

Garden City, Kansas to become new poster-city for the joys of BIG MEAT-generated multiculturalism

Bloomberg: Trump’s refugee ceiling of 50,000 could hurt BIG MEAT

Storm Lake, Iowa: Filling America’s “dead spots” with diversity!

Nebraska: Lutherans, Somalis, meatpackers, mosques (and controversy) in small town America

My list is huge and I could go on, but you get my drift. Click here for my complete archive on Tyson Foods.

Big Meat’s desire for cheap labor, in conjunction with the lobbying efforts by the NGO refugee industry, produce a powerful juggernaut working against taxpaying citizens (we have no lobbyists) just looking for reform of the system that would include some say as to what is happening to our home towns and how much it’s costing us—financially, culturally and security-wise!

If you really want to do something (rather than sending angry comments to blogs and facebook pages), call your member of Congress this week and next—tell them to defund the US Refugee Admissions Program, then get to work reforming it.

13 Responses to “BIG MEAT wants the cheap refugee labor, no wonder Congress won’t reform law”

  1. janet bell said

    Makes me not want to eat meat, they could poison us all. I am going to start going to the butcher. I have been signing petitions, posting them on the Conservative letters that I post to on line and posting for people to call their representatives on June 20th to protest letting more refugees in. I posted your petition to cancel the Australian Refugee Deal asking to spread the word. Keep up the good work Ann, we appreciate what you do.

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  2. TwoLaine said

    The United States Meat Industry at a Glance
    Feeding 318 Million Americans

    The meat and poultry industry is the largest segment of U.S. agriculture.

    Read more:
    https://www.meatinstitute.org/index.php?ht=d/sp/i/47465/pid/47465

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  3. TwoLaine said

    The website name doesn’t do justice to their REAL name.

    North American Meat Institute
    https://www.meatinstitute.org/

    Their Motto:

    One unified voice for meat and poultry companies, large and small.

    Their blog:

    http://blog.meatinstitute.org/

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  4. TwoLaine said

    Which Presidential Candidate Is Better for the Food and Beverage Industry?
    Where Trump and Clinton stand on food safety, regulations, trade, immigration and agriculture.
    by Tamara Hinton, Contributing Editor
    21 Sep 2016

    Excerpt from Immigration section only:

    …”Immigration reform

    Another issue that many in the food and farm industries hope the candidates will be open to once in office is immigration reform. For years there has been a stalemate on what to do and how to do it, and bills have languished in Congress to address some of the pressing needs of both security and a low-skill/low-cost labor force.

    Trump has made this a signature campaign issue, but not in the most positive sense. He has pledged to build a wall on the border of Mexico and compel the Mexican government to pay for it. Trump also calls for the deportation of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the country saying, “there is only one core issue in the immigration debate, and that issue is the wellbeing of the American people.”

    “He wants to build a wall and I believe what he says,” said Glickman. “I believe it’s going to be rolling a stone up a mountain to get immigration reform.”

    Such a position makes some a bit nervous, as there is a need in both food processing plants and agriculture for short and long-term labor needs, with many of those workers coming from Mexico and other countries.

    “We, in agriculture, are largely dependent on a foreign work force and on those folks who are already in the United States,” said Stenzel. “We are dependent on a future flow of guest workers.”

    Clinton’s position mirrors that of President Obama. She has stated she would defend the president’s executive order to provide temporary deportation relief and work permits for roughly 4 million undocumented immigrants even though the Supreme Court ruled that the president did not have the authority to change policy by decree. She has pledged to create an Office of Immigrant Affairs with one of her first priorities to push Congress to pass comprehensive reform, which given the track record on this issue may be a steep climb.

    “I do not see Congress passing a comprehensive immigration bill, but I do see great opportunities to pass individual pieces, including enforcement,” said Russell. “There’s clearly a need to get an effective guest worker program in place.””

    Read more:
    http://www.foodprocessing.com/articles/2016/clinton-or-trump-better-for-food/?show=all

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  5. TwoLaine said

    Tyson Lobbyist Among Those Shot Outside D.C.
    By Dave Fusaro, Editor in Chief
    15 Jun 2017

    “Among those shot in yesterday’s (June 14) shooting incident in Arlington, Va., was a lobbyist for Tyson Foods.

    Matt Mika, a Michigan native and director of government relations for Tyson’s D.C. office, may have been the most seriously injured among the five people shot by a lone gunman as Republican members of Congress practiced for a charity baseball game.
    Mika initially was reported to be in critical condition and on a respirator in the intensive care unit of George Washington University Hospital. He was shot multiple times in the chest and arm. The shooter was James Hodgkinson, an Illinois man who has a history of ranting against Republican party politics. He was shot and killed by Capitol Police officers.

    Also wounded were House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Zack Barth, a legislative correspondent in the office of Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), and Capitol Police officers Crystal Griner and David Bailey.

    Mika was not scheduled to play in today’s game. Arkansas Online reported that, as a former baseball player, he was volunteering at the Wednesday morning practice to help the congressional team get ready for the game. The GOP team was preparing for a charity game against a Democratic squad, scheduled for Thursday.

    Arkansas Online said Mika is well known and well regarded in food and agricultural policy circles. In his current role, he works on a variety of livestock concerns, ranging from issues affecting the organic sector to regulations related to fair competition in the meat industry. “Matt has worked for Tyson Foods for more than six years and we’re deeply concerned about him and his family,” Gary Mickelson, a Tyson spokesman, said in a statement.

    Arkansas Online reported he started working in Washington in 2005 as a legislative assistant for former Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.). He joined the staff of Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) in 2007, serving as the congressman’s lead staffer on the House Agriculture Committee. After Walberg lost a re-election bid in 2008, Mika went to work lobbying for the North American Meat Institute. He joined Tyson Foods in 2011.”

    http://www.foodprocessing.com/industrynews/2017/tyson-lobbyist-shot/

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  6. TwoLaine said

    DAPA is DEAD.

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  7. mobiuswolf said

    Reason enough not to buy from them, even without the politics. Whose hands packaged that chicken?

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  8. icthelite said

    Is there a list of meat processing companies that are using these immigrants? Might be good to start a blog that might get folks to boycott them. I started boycotting Smithfield after they sold their pork processing division to a Chinese-based and state-owned holding company, Shuanghui.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Someone should put a list together. I have mentioned many over the years. One of the biggest employing Somali refugees is JBS Swift a Brazilian owned company.

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  9. Trump is losing support— found on a chat site — Trump is a bullshit artist. He makes pronouncements about cutting off illegal immigration, pretends he has been blocked by the courts (which is not true) and lets this go on during the previous month. He is a liar and an impostor. Hillary would have been worse in many respects but the problem with Trump is that too many Americans who voted for him, including myself have allowed ourselves to let our guard down due to the (R) behind Trump (i.e. his claimed republican affiliation. In the last 1980s he was a liberal democrat, check the record. This makes him a RINO.

    Found on Rense today

    Donald J. Trump Oversaw And Allowed The Bringing In Over 4,000 Muslims, Mostly Fighting-Age Males, Under The UN ‘Refugee’ Program In The Month Of May Alone. He Can Stop This Anytime He Chooses. In Fact, We Should LEAVE The UN Entirely. His BS (Temporary) ‘Travel Ban’ And All Of Its ‘Legal Troubles’ Is A Fraud Misdirection To Make The American People Think He Is Trying To Stop The Flood. Meanwhile, The UN ‘Refugee’ Muslims And Black Africans Continue To Pour In…

    *************************************************************************************

    Another part of the law I am aware of that the media (most of them) refuses to cover is that the executive branch is primary clearing house for all matters relative to immigration.

    All Trump would have to do is make a brief statement: The 9th circuit court or any other court has no standing on an immigration issue–only the executive branch does. I therefore ORDER Homeland Security, ICE and any other agency to enforce to the fullest extent of the law the executive order I just issued.

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    • John Ker said

      The reason so many refugees are still coming in is not because of President Trump – but due to the US Congress, the Senate, some biased federal judges AND King Obama’s prior policies. Read the details and Trump IS trying to slow it down, trying to stop it, trying to have better vetting.

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