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Old 08-02-2009, 04:38 AM
 
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I thought I should give you guys an update on the Iowa meat packing company that had the largest raid in US history.

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Today the population of Postville has shrunk by 40 percent and its tax base has been destroyed. Less than 50 Latinos remain out of a former population of more than 1,000, most of them formerly detained illegals ordered to testify in the Sept. 15 trial. About 250 Jews also remain, unable to sell their homes. About half are Lubavitchers, some of whom are worried, Goldsmith reports, that they will not be rehired by the plant’s new owners, SHF Industries, a company formed in May by Canadian plastics manufacturer Hershey Friedman. Lubavitch shechita is increasingly unpopular in many Orthodox circles because of concerns regarding Chabad Messianism.
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In a final, nine-point lesson list, the authors demand an overhaul of the country’s immigration policy, more help from government and industry for towns struggling with the effects of globalization, and ways to compel industries and organizations that deal with immigrants to adhere to “the highest ethical, legal and humane standards.” But so long as Americans continue to demand cheap food, they write, little will change.

“Many Americans are in absolute denial that the bulk of their processed and packaged food comes from illegal labor,” says Devlin. “It’s a triangle: employers who want maximum profit, workers who need the work, and consumers who want cheap food."
New Postville book blames feds, globalization for town’s collapse | JTA - Jewish & Israel News
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Old 08-02-2009, 04:45 AM
 
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Apparently, Prince William County, VA has no regrets. After enacting stringent anti-illegal laws, illegals fled their county, and the results are positive. Unfortunately, they didn’t return home, they simply relocated across the river to Maryland.



Crackdown on illegals produces crime decline
I remember there was a thread here on this forum where another forumer posted stats. Stats showed that only a small number out of those percentages were actually illegal immigrants.

Here is the link to that story.

Crackdown on illegals produces crime decline
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:15 AM
 
Location: Mesa, Az
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I thought I should give you guys an update on the Iowa meat packing company that had the largest raid in US history.



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New Postville book blames feds, globalization for town’s collapse | JTA - Jewish & Israel News
I have no sympathy for Postville's greed-------------it came back and bit them in the butt.

And; it is pretty damn bad when the 'mainline' Orthodox Jews look with askance towards the Lubavitchers since Jewish people of all stripes tend to 'circle the wagons' when threatened-------------for very good historical reasons.
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Old 08-02-2009, 06:27 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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This is the link your looking for??

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Old 08-03-2009, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Pa
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So we have a town that based its income on the exploitation of illegals and now that the illegals have been rounded up and deported they are crying a river. Well cry me a river next time hire legals pay a reasonable wage and have some self respect.
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Old 08-03-2009, 08:12 AM
 
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So we have a town that based its income on the exploitation of illegals and now that the illegals have been rounded up and deported they are crying a river. Well cry me a river next time hire legals pay a reasonable wage and have some self respect.
I agree !

I am fed up with packing plants and poultry processing plants who lure illegals to come here.( all industry, but this industry is notorious for hiring illegals )

They act so innocent and surprised when there is a raid.

Simple solution----------announce to your workers that ICE is gonna be coming tomorrow and fire the workers who miss work that day.

I realize you might lose 50% of your workforce, but you never should have had the advantage of ILLEGAL workers while you compete for business in the US .
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Old 08-03-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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I agree !

I am fed up with packing plants and poultry processing plants who lure illegals to come here.( all industry, but this industry is notorious for hiring illegals )

They act so innocent and surprised when there is a raid.

Simple solution----------announce to your workers that ICE is gonna be coming tomorrow and fire the workers who miss work that day.

I realize you might lose 50% of your workforce, but you never should have had the advantage of ILLEGAL workers while you compete for business in the US .
I second that. Too bad! If the town is upset tell them to direct their outrage at the meat packing plant that hired illegal labor, not at ICE who are just doing their jobs.
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:27 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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An illegal town, what's next? It sounds like the legal residents should have done some better sleuthing before buying. I also wonder how many were also using illegal labor?
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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Here is what you do not understand...an amnesty would be a temporary "fix", if you could even call it that. Our government amnestied millions of illegal immigrants in 1986 and we have many millions more now than what were amnestied then. Did that amnesty solve any problems? No, it encouraged MORE of them to come!!!!!!!!! Do you not see what an insane idea another amnesty is?

That one town failing due to an immigration raid means nothing. Who cares? They built their economy on people who should not have been here. Oh well. My city (Dallas) can certainly get by without them.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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That one town failing due to an immigration raid means nothing. Who cares? They built their economy on people who should not have been here. Oh well. My city (Dallas) can certainly get by without them.
I care. A town who's economy fails is devistating for its residents and the state that it is in.

Plus our city (Dallas) is changing very rapidly because of the large amount of immigrants coming from Mexico and Central America. Dallas county lost almost 140,000 white residents between 2000 and 2007. We (however) gained almost 250,000 Latino residents. Dallas is becoming more international at a very fast pace. I personally think thats a good thing.

Like it or not, the stage is set for our city. I think the more people we can get from other countries the better. It makes things more diverse and exciting.
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