Foreign-owned Big Meat hires Lutherans to help them find and retain refugee labor

That is the crux of this story and not in my wildest dreams did I think that money was directly changing hands between the meat industry and a federal refugee contractor, in this case Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service headquartered in Baltimore, MD.


I always assumed it was an informal relationship where the largely federally-funded ‘religious’ charity (LIRS is 96% funded by you and not via the collection plate) just happened to be bringing immigrant workers to small town America.

Now we learn that there is a formal (secret!), contractual arrangement planned for pilot projects in four states with JBS USA a Brazilian-owned company.  And, it makes me wonder if this isn’t new and whether similar arrangements are being made with others of the nine federal refugee contractors.***

For those of you in places like St. Cloud, MN frustrated that you can’t get local elected officials to listen to you, remember their seemingly illogical resistance to slowing the flow of refugees has nothing to do with humanitarianism and everything to do with changing America for the almighty dollar!

From Leo Hohmann at World Net Daily:

Global meatpacking giant goes all in for refugee labor

A Lutheran resettlement agency that places United Nations refugees into dozens of U.S. cities and towns is working with the world’s largest meatpacking conglomerate to train refugees for work in four American states while also softening up the local natives to be more “welcoming.”

LIRS logo

The secretive pilot program between Baltimore-based Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the U.S. subsidiary of JBS Swift aims to pump more refugees into Georgia, Texas, Iowa and Michigan to work in the company’s meat plants. If successful, the pilot program could be renewed for a second year and replicated at JBS meat plants across the U.S., WND has learned.

JBS Swift, the Brazilian-based global meat-processing giant, has agreed to pay Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, or LIRS, $155,000 to implement the pilot program over the next year in the four states, according to a draft of the partnership agreement obtained by WND from a person with inside knowledge of the deal.

“The shock here is to find out that a religious agency is being paid by a foreign global corporation to train refugees and ultimately transform the demographics of small towns in America’s heartland,” said Ann Corcoran, an expert on the international movement of refugees and the nine volunteer agencies that resettle them for the U.S.

The deal between the global meat producer JBS and the Lutheran agency has been dubbed “Rebuilding Dreams,” and is described in the draft document as a “grant and collaboration agreement” between JBS USA and LIRS in the four states.

“The primary goal of this agreement is to improve the capacity of JBS USA and local resettlement agencies to support and improve the hiring and retention of refugee employees at four pilot sites in Michigan, Texas, Iowa, and Georgia,” according to the document.

The following are the cities in those states where JBS has meatpacking plants:

Iowa – Council Bluffs, Marshalltown and Ottumwa, mostly pork production
Michigan – Plainwell, mostly beef
Georgia – Elberton, Douglas, Athens, Ellijay, Canton and Carrollton, mostly chicken
Texas – Waco, Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Pittsburg and Mount Pleasant, mostly chicken

“Rebuilding Dreams will achieve this goal by creating customized trainings and resources for key stakeholders, building stronger relationships through communications and technology platforms, enhancing the collection and evaluation of data, and improving the overall quality and culture of the workplace experience for refugee employees,” the agreement states.

The agreement also calls for improving the local “welcoming culture” in the cities where the refugees will be placed.

Part of United Nations agenda for sustainability

JBS is a transnational, global corporation that beats the United Nations “sustainability” drum on its website, and it also cashes in on the globalized “labor mobility” concept pushed by the U.N.’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Read more here. The story is a detailed must-read about how a global corporation and a supposedly religious charity are changing America by changing the people.

And as a side reading project, see this 2006 article from the Greeley Tribune involving Swift (JBS bought Swift) explaining how the meat industry went from being a desirable place for Americans to work to their model today that is increasingly reliant on the global movement of labor—-middle America be damned!

Don’t miss Bloomberg: Big Meat worried about Trump’s reduced refugee flow, here.

For Republicans it’s about money!

We know the Dems are pushing refugee resettlement in order to boost the number of Democrat voters, and if you are wondering why the Republicans aren’t doing enough to get the program controlled—look to the Chamber of Commerce and GLOBAL Corporations that have convinced the Republican leadership that the free flow of cheap and captive (uncomplaining) labor across borders is the future.

The jig is up!

Big Meat gets cheap labor, the Dems get voters, and you, the taxpayer, get to subsidize it all (including welfare for workers paid insufficient wages!). If you complain you are a hater, a racist and an Islamophobe!

LIRS  is headquartered here in Baltimore. This is their own description: The Lutheran Center (LIRS headquarters) is a six-story structure constructed in 1999 on property owned by Baltimore’s historic Christ Lutheran Church. The building is located near Baltimore’s Inner Harbor in the historic Federal Hill neighborhood, a charming area rich with history and an eclectic array of eateries and shopping venues. 

Making it clear! 

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service is the lead federal contractor for the following list of subcontractors.

LIRS, in Baltimore, is not a separate group from the others on the list! LIRS is the lead contractor that deals directly with the US State Department and divvies up incoming refugees between the agencies below—LOL! it is the ‘mothership’ to the following:

Canopy of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville

Refugee Focus, Phoenix, Tuscon

Interfaith Refugee and Immigration Service, Los Angeles

Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, Denver, Colorado Springs, Greeley

Lutheran Social Services of Northeast Florida, Jacksonville
Lutheran Services Florida, Miami, Orlando, Tampa

Lutheran Services of Georgia, Atlanta, Savannah

RefugeeOne, Chicago

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Hyattsville

Ascentria Community Services, Westfield, Worcester

Samaritas, Ann Arbor, Battle Creek, Grand Rapids, Troy

Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota, Minneapolis, St. Cloud

Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, Omaha

New Hampshire
Ascentria Community Services, Concord

New Mexico
Lutheran Family Services Rocky Mountains, Albuquerque, Santa Fe

New York
Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, Utica

North Carolina
Lutheran Services Carolinas, Raleigh

North Dakota
Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota—Center for New Americans, Bismarck, Fargo, Grand Forks

Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Portland

Bethany Christian Services, Allentown, Lancaster, Philadelphia

South Carolina
Lutheran Services Carolinas, Columbia, Charleston

South Dakota
Lutheran Social Services of South Dakota, Sioux Falls

Refugee Services of Texas, Dallas, Fort Worth, Amarillo, Houston

Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area, Falls Church

Lutheran Community Services Northwest, Tacoma, Vancouver

Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, Madison, Milwaukee

So what do you do?  Go to this post I wrote earlier this month and get to work where you live!

*** For new readers, these are the nine major federal refugee contractors largely funded by you, the taxpayer, see here.  Refugee resettlement is not first and foremost about humanitarianism so don’t let them shut you up!



9 thoughts on “Foreign-owned Big Meat hires Lutherans to help them find and retain refugee labor

  1. One day in the future when the ill begotten wealthy and their useful idiots, such as local, state and federal bureaucrats and “religious” groups, who all facilitate this import of foreign cargo – that one day when they open their private gates to the real world, they will be where they belong – in hell on earth.

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  2. What did I TELL you?? Ann I wrote you in a comment that this refugee thing (& posted link) is part and parcel of the UN’s “17 Sustainable Goals to Transform Our World”. They list 17 ostensibly grand goals, and list “Targets” on the pages that explain the means to realize said goals. The UN keeps crying over “income inequality” (Goal #10 is to change all that, heading is “Equality”) so, in order to do it Hey let’s move all the world’s poorest, illiterate, culturally lowest on the food scale to the richest nation:USA! UN never bothers to ask themselves why those “developing nations” are poor? It is because of their savage beliefs- their culture. These people are not just like us, they are vastly different. For one- and this is coming from a person who has lived and experienced 3rd world culture- they do not abide by the Golden Rule. That is a Western concept. There are so many differences to list I wish not to write them here. Either way, this agreement is fascism. You can’t make contracts agreeing to ship in foreign workers- on the taxpayers dime, and these are private corporations to boot! Mussolini called it “Corporatism”. The actual definition is fascism, as I’ve written.

    UN’s Sustainable Goals page:
    Fascism (as by Maurras- and not the popular definition which stands for authoritarianism, if it is, then why not just use the word: authoritarian?
    “What in fact is Fascism? A socialism emancipated from democracy. A trade unionism free of the chains of the class struggle had imposed on Italian labour. A methodical and successful will to bring together in a same fascio all the human factors of national production … A determination to approach, to threat, to resolve the worker question in itself … and to unite unions in corporations, to coordinate them, to incorporate the proletariat into the hereditary and traditional activities of the historical State of the Fatherland”


  3. Vladimir Lenin once said the following: “The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them.” Our nation is being sold out, from within.. …Republican – Democrat – Independent – Anarchist – or lazy, spioled Americans all… …No matter now. They all need to be called out relating to all this, and right quick! We are losing (surrendering) OUR country, and surrendering OUR freedom..

    Perhaps we should be handing out a combination package of, The King James Bible, The Torah, etc., and copies of US and World History books (the un-sanitized versions). In Minnesota now, we have the imposed (MN Dept. Of Ed) “trans-gender tool kit”, and the imposed, “social justice” and “white privilege studies”…and not the aforementioned written works of quality. …I wonder why K-12 test scores are going in to the tank in Edina, Minnesota, and elsewhere? Hmmm..

    Oh heck, just pass the brats and beer. It’ll be OK!

    Good Luck!


  4. I am sure this was all outlined in Obama’s college thesis. The key being getting control of Health Care because mass elimination of resistors is messy old school.


  5. See? they are SLAVE TRADERS —- Call the “refugee contractors” what they are HUMAN TRAFFIKERS …… SLAVE TRADERS. They are proffiteering off Human misery with absolutely no concern or consideration of the Citizens who have to live with them. They are not inserting these Invaders into the country with their money or out of charity. They also are not living with those they force on you, THEY make sure none of them get into the gated communities. They are getting YOUR money for Bringing in Invaders is how these Human Traffikers MAKE MONEY. They are not “humanitarians” or “charitable” they profit off misery like VAMPIRES.


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