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Old 08-26-2008, 06:01 AM
 
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I see Laurel Mississippi made national headlines after a raid at a plant there (Howard Industries INC)

ICE stated there were 350 suspected undocumented workers at a plant that recieved 31.5 Million in 2002 from the state to expand.

Not a good move to give state money to a plant in order to expand and hire --ILLEGALS.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:26 AM
 
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I see Laurel Mississippi made national headlines after a raid at a plant there (Howard Industries INC)

ICE stated there were 350 suspected undocumented workers at a plant that recieved 31.5 Million in 2002 from the state to expand.

Not a good move to give state money to a plant in order to expand and hire --ILLEGALS.
What does Howard Industries make, anyway? I suppose they were jobs that "Americans won't do", right?
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:36 AM
 
Location: el paso tx.
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They could have went 25min. down the road to hattiesburg and check out the chicken plant-that would have made headline news also.
it is just sad.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Central Mississippi
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Actually they used to make transformers. I guess they still do. When I lived in Laurel I don't think they had Hispanics working there. I guess they have a labor shortage. I do know they had a policy against hiring older workers. My dh tried to get a job there and was told by a friend who worked there that he didn't get the job because of his age. Of course we had no proof that was the reason. I know they're one of the main employers in Laurel, but I don't feel sorry for them if they're hiring illegals.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:55 AM
 
Location: el paso tx.
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Those places should be closed down it seems like all the hire are illegals, there is one in collins I think(sanders farms)(sp) all you see are illegals and it is wrong to do us(ms.people)and illegals that way to work some one that hard and pay them so little, should be illegal byitself!!
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Old 08-26-2008, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Central Mississippi
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Those places should be closed down it seems like all the hire are illegals, there is one in collins I think(sanders farms)(sp) all you see are illegals and it is wrong to do us(ms.people)and illegals that way to work some one that hard and pay them so little, should be illegal byitself!!
Unfortunately, it's hard to find people who want to work in the chicken plants. There is a Sanderson Farms in Laurel and in Collins. I used to hate to drive past the one in Collins. It always smelled so bad. I can't imagine what it smells like inside. Howard Industries and Sanderson Farms are the main industries in Laurel.
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Old 08-26-2008, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Jackson, MS
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Howard Industries manufactures power equipment, including transformers. They use to be big in computers, but I'm not sure how much of their business is geared towards that anymore. I'm glad they caught them, and I hope they catch the rest in the state as well.
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Old 08-26-2008, 05:44 PM
 
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What I found really disturbing was the fact the state of Mississippi (not known as a wealthy state) gave Howard INC --$31.5 million-- in 2002 to expand.

Perhaps that money should go to --legal companies--who want to expand.

(yes, I consider a business--illegal--that employs illegals !
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:50 PM
 
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Unfortunately, it's hard to find people who want to work in the chicken plants. There is a Sanderson Farms in Laurel and in Collins. I used to hate to drive past the one in Collins. It always smelled so bad. I can't imagine what it smells like inside. Howard Industries and Sanderson Farms are the main industries in Laurel.

if they paid reasonable wages, there may not be this problem. but who wants to roll around in salmonela for 7 bucks an hour?
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:06 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Good job. Hopefully these kind of raids will spread greatly. Illegal immigration is out of control.
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