Largest beef recall in USDA history: illegal alien involved (Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing)
The USDA has announced the largest beef recall in their history involving 143 million pounds produced by the Hallmark/Westland Meat Packing Company since 2006. One of those involved in the case is an illegal alien from Mexico (link):
"I did it because they ordered me to. I obeyed them; if not, I lost my job," [Luis Sanchez, assistant to Hallmark's head pen manager] said in Spanish. "I knew it was illegal but they obliged me to do it." Sanchez said he is an undocumented immigrant from Mexico and that he worked at Hallmark for six years before he was fired last month. He is not represented by an attorney.
While plenty of Americans would be willing to move downer cows with a forklift (AP video here), someone being here illegally increases the risk that they would just follow orders and also reduces their fear of the consequences of such actions due to them being able to simply return to their home country.
Much of the beef has already been consumed, and they were the second largest supplier to the National School Lunch Program, in addition to supplying fast food chains.