Refugee Resettlement Watch

Do Arkansas college students understand that refugees are there to supply Tyson Foods with cheap labor?

Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 3, 2017

A few minutes ago reader Joanne sent this announcement of an upcoming meeting of Students for Refugees at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville:

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Canopy NWA is a relatively new subcontractor (as noted by Mr. Komar above) of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), their ‘mothership’ headquartered in Baltimore, MD. We told you about Canopy here last October.

We told you here this October, on October 24th, that LIRS has signed a contract with JBS Swift the foreign-owned globalist meatpacking giant whose North American headquarters are in Greeley, CO to find, and help them retain, cheap and compliant refugee labor for its plants in four states.

But that isn’t the only arrangement that LIRS has made with globalist corporations—they have an agreement with Tyson Foods whose headquarters are in guess where? Arkansas! (Original home of Bill and Hill and cattle futures—remember that!)

We were able to obtain this confirmation, that yes, LIRS, has a deal with Tyson Foods for a $50,000 pilot project to teach “financial literacy” to refugees, whatever the heck that means!

See here:

From: Nina Zelic
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:03:02 PM
To: Linda Hartke
Subject: Tyson Foods–good news!

Dear Linda,
This evening we received some good news from Tyson Foods regarding our proposal for a pilot financial literacy project in northwest Arkansas/Missouri. Our proposal was accepted and we will be moving forward with Tyson. This is incredible news for LIRS because the clear goal of Tyson Foods is to provide financial literacy in all of their plants and to all of their team members (over 10,000) nationwide.

To quote Tyson:

“We are pleased to announce that your organization has been selected as our financial literacy award recipient. We want to formally congratulate your team on an exceptional proposal. In particular, we were impressed with the cultural and gender sensitivities it included, the overall structure of your pilot, and the local partnership networks you were able to identify. We were also encouraged to learn about your organizational experience working with one of our major competitors – JBS. We hope this will give LIRS insight into our specific industry and will help you maximize programmatic traction early on.”

Our proposal would not have been possible without Kirsten’s singular efforts, and finance’s inputs. Also, Canopy of NWA, LFS-RM, and LSS-MN played roles.

Thank you,
Nina

Nina Zelic
Director for Refugee Services | NZelic@lirs.org | 410-230-2765 |
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
700 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 | http://www.lirs.org

Note that Canopy of NWA helped make this possible along with Lutheran Family Service-Rocky Mountains, and our old pals in Minnesota—-Lutheran Social Service-MN!

LOL! I can’t help but wonder if this isn’t a small price to pay for Tyson Foods to have an inside track with a resettlement contractor who might then alert them to fresh batches of refugees (aka laborers) entering the US.

By the way, I did try to reach Ms. Zelic by e-mail, but never got a response perhaps because we hear the Baltimore office is going through some tough times?

So, would someone please tell those well-intentioned students that they are shilling for the globalists—-BIG MEAT! (and BIG CHICKEN!).

Do none of the privileged students at the University of Arkansas have friends back home who would love to work in a meat plant for good wages—the kind of wages meatpackers did pay before they discovered immigrant labor?

10 Responses to “Do Arkansas college students understand that refugees are there to supply Tyson Foods with cheap labor?”

  1. michellefromsandiego said

    With sound “financial literacy,” the refugees may be able to pay back their travel loans?

    http://web.archive.org/web/20170704163008/http://refugees.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/Financial-Literacy-Curriculum.pdf
    Lesson Twelve: Remittances
    1. Students will identify different ways of sending money overseas.
    2. Students will understand the costs of sending money.
    3. Students will become better skilled at including remittance costs in their budget.

    https://web.archive.org/web/20170830060147/http://www.higheradvantage.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/rw_financial_literacy.pdf
    Every Monday, CASA of Maryland opens its doors to newcomers to purchase CASA identification cards, making them eligible to participate in CASA’s day laborer pool and to access other CASA services. Approximately 100 newcomers come to CASA each week for ID cards and CASA’s orientation to its services and important information about living in the United States. “Welcome to the New Economy,” an introduction to American finances, is included in the orientation.
    Funding
    Freddie Mac Foundation, Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs and Provident Bank provide funding. CASA’s entire financial literacy program, which includes the “Welcome to the New Economy” workshop as well as other classes and services, has an annual operating budget of about $100,000.
    Acknowledgements
    This report was prepared by R[], staff consultant for RefugeeWorks, a program of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS). C[], senior consultant for RefugeeWorks, authored key sections of the report, offered thoughtful critique of many drafts, and provided oversight to the entire project. Several other LIRS staff members reviewed content and contributed ideas that helped to strengthen the final version–J[], director for organizational capacity building; D[], director for community integration; D[], director for loan services; A[]k and L[], loan services counselors; and M[], RefugeeWorks intern. V[], LIRS communications associate, edited the report in preparation for publication.

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  2. Maybe “financial literacy” means being able to get a “read” on Americans who don’t mind being exploited.

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  3. To “understand” they (college students) would actually have to be able to think.

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  4. southofcincy said

    Looks like Perdue Foods like their refugees too. Located between Bowling Green and Owensboro, Perdue Foods’ plant in Kentucky is its most diverse facility out of 19 nationwide. “The cultural shift started in earnest about 2009, when the International Center of Kentucky in Bowling Green settled more than 500 refugees.” http://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/ap/article_a58157c4-b799-11e7-9929-6f179d315257.html

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      Have written about Bowling Green, Rand Paul’s hometown. He tried to stop some resettlement a few years back when those two Iraqi refugee terrorists were caught there, but he ultimately went silent. I suspect the meat/chicken industry got to him.

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  5. anne craig said

    Hello, Ann!  I want to thank and commend you for your tireless work in regard to the immigration issue, in all its various forms.  I, too, am an “immigration bug,” and have been following these topics with great interest, from the 1980s, when I majored in biology at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.  I was particularly interested in human reproduction and population issues.  Then, in law school at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis, I spent about a year researching and writing a paper within the context of international law; my topic was mass migrations and population movements.  I looked at the issues from the individual, legal or illegal migrants, (economic migrants have no right to cross international borders under the tenets of international law,) to the issue of mass migration movements. 

    At the time, my professor asked me “why did you choose this topic?”  And I said “because I believe that in the not so distant future, these issues of mass migrations will become a very common problem to developed states. 

    That was back in 1999, at the time when the Clinton administration was interfering in Kosovo on behalf of the ethnic Albanians, Muslims, who had over decades infiltrated into the land which belonged to Serbia.  At that time, I could not understand the rationale for the intervention, or the harsh treatment of the Serbs and the bombing of their country to destroy infrastructure vital to human life.  I did not yet understand the “globalist” view and agenda to seed Muslims in every developed country and destroy the native culture, wherever it existed.  But at the time, I was against the intervention, and did not understand what ideals motivated our Department of State. Actually, the ethnic Albanians had formed their own “liberation” organization in Kosovo in, (if I remember correctly,) 1981.  Their tactics were to attack Serbian authorities wherever they might be found . . . police stations, military outposts, government buildings.  After a time, the Serbs had quite enough of these attacks, and began utilizing its military units to seek out the “fomentors” and members of the KLA.  The Serbian military would roll into an ethnic Albanian village and interrogate all the men, starting with the teen-agers all the way up to the elderly.  Over time, terrible abuses occurred on both sides . . . guerrilla attacks on Serbian outposts with great loss of life and property and the creation of “detention camps” for ethnic Albanian males, and yes, eventually, mass executions and graves. 

    There is a principle in international law of “proportional response” or “measured response” by a government to the sort of provocations guerrilla fighters impose on the sovereign.  In other words, at some point, the Clinton administration used this principle to justify punishing the Serbian government for its treatment of the ethnic Albanians.  And well, you know the rest of the story . . . the ethnic Albanians were successful in breaking off a piece of Serbia and taking it for their own homeland, an occurrence which I cannot condone under international law, because there is no right to this where there was no prior right of the people to the land.  In this case, illegal “infiltrators” were allowed, and justified by the United States of America, to seize land which had never belonged to them, historically, for which they did not possess a prior claim, allowed to create their own homeland; this is really a stunning “first” in the eyes of international law. 

    Back to the original point which is the subject of your post today.  It seems to me it is more than past time to take concrete steps to counter our institutions of higher learning being used as “brainwashing factories” for young minds.  It would be “interesting” to discover who are the organizers for this group, “Students for Refugees.”  It seems logical to me to believe that Tyson Foods, and perhaps other corporate interests, are funding this group and the presentations, “food provided.”  It is more than time to demand that “counterpoint” be presented at such presentations, in keeping with the idea of “intellectual balance” at our state-funded colleges and universities.  At the very least, informational posters could be placed near the venue stating the truth that it is Tyson Foods and other food processing corporations who are pushing for the importation of refugees as a source of cheap labor, to bypass the higher wages demanded by domestic labor.  If I lived in Arkansas, near the university, I might just print and post those myself! 

    Thank you again for all your very hard work! Anne CraigIndianapolis, Indiana

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  6. thetinfoilhatsociety said

    Just don’t eat Tyson. Or Swift. Pay more. Eat local. Or raise your own if you can. Starve the beast(s) if that’s the only option we have.

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