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Old 05-06-2021, 06:49 PM
 
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This is sad.
https://www.mississippicatholic.com/...two-countries/
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Old 05-07-2021, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Jack-town, Sip by way of TN, AL and FL
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I have a big heart for these immigrants. Many have been here for 20 years. At some point you just let some things go, and those raids on those chicken facilities were a bad idea.
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:41 AM
 
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I have a big heart for these immigrants. Many have been here for 20 years. At some point you just let some things go, and those raids on those chicken facilities were a bad idea.
The immigrants are manipulated by the businesses that hire them and law enforcement that tolerates them one day and arrests them the next. And they are treated like dirt in their native countries.
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Old 05-07-2021, 02:23 PM
 
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I have a big heart for these immigrants. Many have been here for 20 years. At some point you just let some things go, and those raids on those chicken facilities were a bad idea.
What was bad was their was no followup on the chicken industry - those that exploit those workers. No, the solution is not to "let things go" - the article says this person was killed in Mexico trying to sneak back into the US. That's exactly the result of "letting things go". These illegal immigrants are actually exploited through the entire chain - from the coyotes/human trafficers up to the American Chicken Processing Plant owners who not only pay them very little, but also expose them to dangerous working conditions. How can they get away with this? Because the employees, mostly illegal aliens, can't complain for fear of being turned in. The industry knows they are illegal, and accept them with a wink and a nod, usually accepting stolen social security numbers or other identification.

The solution is to increase regulations on this industry and implement some sort of guest worker visa program so they can enter legally, and stay as a documented guest worker. I think we have something like that with the H2A program for agricultural workers, but it's very complex.
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