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Tyson Foods: chicken and illegal aliens

Springdale, Arkansas based Tyson Foods is the U.S.'s largest chicken processor. The entries below detail their close relationship with illegal immigration and their links to Mike Huckabee.

Last modified Dec 18, 2011
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Jay Reeves of AP helps chicken processors with their illegal labor needs (Alabama, twister, immigration) - 05/28/13

... off by chicken processors like Tyson Foods and Pilgrims Pride, he should be. Reeves offers "Twister Heals Ala. Town Fractured Over Immigration" [1]. The article seems to have two purposes: 1. Help crooked businesses in Alabama maintain a cheap (to them) workforce that includes large numbers of illegal aliens. 2. Attempt to downplay the many negative impacts of mass immigration of low-skilled...

Napolitano immigration meeting: you weren't represented (vast # of loose borders groups, Obama/Janet anti-287g) - 08/20/09

Earlier today, Janet Napolitano of the Department of Homeland Security held a closed-door meeting with a group of what she calls "stakeholders" (dhs.gov/ynews/releases/pr_1250792978709.shtm) but was actually a vast pantheon (see below) of far-left, racial power, corrupt business, and in general loose borders groups all of which want some form of comprehensive immigration reform, aka amnesty....

WSJ discovers: Americans compete with immigrants for jobs (Miriam Jordan) - 05/24/09

... they're all competing for jobs at a Tyson Foods plant in Shelbyville, TN. Not only that, but many came from out of town with some even being bused in by non-profits that receive federal grants to help with resettlement. With millions of Americans unemployed, any reduction in the numbers of immigrants - aside from those who can actually create jobs - will have a net economic benefit. If your goal...

HuckPAC: Mike Huckabee launches his Political Action Committee (PAC) - 04/15/08

Mike Huckabee has launched his own Political Action Committee (PAC) called, euphonically enough, "Huck PAC" (huckpac.com), saying: "Our goal is to secure a better future for our country by changing our punitive tax system, standing firm for the sanctity of life and traditional marriage, and protecting our borders and giving our veterans the blood-bought benefits they deserve.

Tyson Foods hiring suit tossed; will appeal; evidence they harbored illegal aliens - 02/15/08

... poultry workers who alleged that Tyson Foods Inc. conspired to depress wages by hiring illegal aliens plan to fight a federal court decision that tossed their [RICO] lawsuit. The long-contested court battle over whether Tyson Foods Inc.

Marshall Islands immigrants in Springdale, Arkansas: leprosy, VD, TB - 02/08/08

... Capital of the World" and home of Tyson Foods - is also home to 8000 apparently legal immigrants from the Marshall Islands (see first update), an independent country northeast of Australia (also home to the Bikini Atoll).

Virginia Employers for "Sensible" Immigration Policy - 12/23/07

... Corporation, Smithfield Foods, and Tyson Foods.

Michael Gerson turns on Mike Huckabee, spins LULAC/Tyson Foods meeting - 12/14/07

Bush hack turned Washington Post hack Michael Gerson - at that link trying to push for Bush's immigration "reform" by calling the GOP base names - offers "Homespun Meets Hard-Line". Like yesterday's WaPo editorial he turns on Mike Huckabee because of the latter's new (supposed) tough stance on illegal immigration.

Lawsuit claims Tyson Foods conspired with LULAC to hire illegal aliens - 11/06/07

... plaintiffs in a lawsuit accusing Tyson Foods Inc. of hiring illegal aliens to work at poultry plants are focusing on the meat producer's relationship with the League of Latin American Citizens. [Note: the two are also linked with Mike Huckabee] The class-action suit in U. S. District Court in Eastern Tennessee [Trollinger v. Tyson] claims Springdale-based Tyson Foods knowingly hired illegal...

Arkansas Friendship Coalition: ACLU, Tyson Foods, ACORN join to support "immigration" - 11/01/07

... fraudulent voting registration), a Tyson Foods senior vice president (Archie Schaffer), two people from the Clinton School of Public Service (Skip Rutherford and Penelope Sur), and the publisher of the Arkansas Times (Alan Leveritt). Now, I know what you're thinking: this is yet another group designed to support illegal immigration and make sure that Arkansas' cheap labor industries have workers...

White House listening to pork producers, La Raza, Mexico-linked NALEO, NRA... just not you - 06/21/07

... Childers * Georgia Farm Bureau * Tyson Foods, Inc. * Western Growers President And CEO Tom Nassif * Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano * California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger * National League Of Cities President And Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson * Boston Mayor Thomas Menino * MANA President And CEO Alma Morales Riojas * U.S. Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Board Of Directors Chairman David...

Texas Employers for Immigration Reform - 03/31/07

... Texas Vegetable Association Tyson Foods West Texas Plants Wilhite Landscape and Lawn Care Winter Garden Produce

May Day illegal immigration march/boycott: the supporters - 04/28/06

... the archdiocese." Cargill Inc., Tyson Foods Inc and Seaboard Corp "said they will close plants due to the planned rallies." Cardinal Roger Mahony supports the march, but not the boycott: "Go to work, go to school, and then join thousands of us at a major rally afterword." Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa... has said he expects protesters to be "lawful and respectful" and children to stay...

Tyson Foods and tuberculosis - 03/05/06

One employee at a Tyson Foods plant in Shelbyville Arkansas has tested positive for tuberculosis. Another 64 workers are being tested. Tyson denies there's a problem. The incident is "not an outbreak, but there has been one person to test positive," said Sheets.

Chertoff promotes "Temporary Worker Program" at Senate meeting - 10/18/05

Don't believe everything you read about DHS head Michael Chertoff's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee today. First, from Drudge, come these headlines in red: HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF: EXPEL ALL ILLEGALS... 'Our goal is to return every single illegal entrant, no exceptions'... Those headlines and the first two paragraphs of the AFP article Drudge references are wrong.

I stumped Tamar Jacoby - 10/11/05

Earlier tonight, I attended the appearance at the Los Angeles Public Library of immigration "reform" maven Tamar Jacoby. I managed to ask a stumper of a question; more on that after an overview of her remarks. What she said was basically a live performance of one of her columns. My summary is very long, so feel free to skip ahead. She started out discussing a focus group that she watched through...

Illegal aliens doing the jobs American hurricane victims could do - 09/09/05

... $10-an-hour meat-packing positions at Tyson Foods said that he often places people in jobs at one of the company's plants in rural Kansas but that fewer positions have been open in Texas. Over the past few years, the state's unemployment rate has remained around 5 or 6 percent, but that figure does not reflect the increasing competition in the market for low-skill jobs, [Daniel S. Hamermesh,...

Big Business Balks at Bush Propaganda Plan - 08/29/05

President Bush has created the Orwellian-named "Americans for Border and Economic Security" to push for his massive guest worker amnesty scheme. Now, Bloomberg reports, Big Business is balking at the plan: ..."There is a reluctance to sign up for something that might turn out not to be the type of immigration reform bill we want to see," said John Gay [1], who runs a coalition in support of...

Arkansas' Huckabee, Tyson Foods, LULAC all aligned - 07/01/05

Arkansas' governor Mike Huckabee recently spoke before the League of United Latin American Citizens convention in Little Rock. His remarks could be best characterized as far-left, pro-open borders, pro-cheap labor, churchy pap (link): "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you... [...mindless blather about America welcoming immigrants deleted...] ...I am confident that our...

"Texas has been conquered by Hispanics" - 06/22/05

The titular quote is from Rev. Julio Barquero, the Arkansas state chaplain of LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens). The quote is taken from the article "Border state", and here it is in context: "Little Rock is the border between Mexico and the U.S.," said the Rev.

Tortured by Tyson, whipped by Lisa Franzetta - 05/25/05

... worked on the slaughter line of a Tyson Foods chicken processing plant in Heflin, Alabama. Using a hidden camera, he documented the treatment of the more than 100,000 chickens killed every day in the plant.

Mmmm... Tyson Chicken and TB - 05/03/05

At a Tyson Chicken processing plant in Oklahoma, 41 out of 222 workers were found to be suffering from tuberculosis. There's no stated illegal immigration connection in the article ("Workers in Processing Plant Being Infected with Tuberculosis"), but let's just say it's possible that some or many might be of that status. The article also says there's no risk of it having spread to the food and,...

"Forging a New Use for Civil RICO" - 09/09/04

... lawsuit against poultry giant Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, Ark. Trollinger v. Tyson Foods Inc., No. 02-6020. In April, Foster won his first victory in a district court. Judge Harold Murphy of the Northern District of Georgia denied a motion to dismiss brought by Mohawk Industries Inc., a Calhoun, Ga., maker of rugs and carpets. Williams v. Mohawk Industries Inc., No. 04-CV-0003... There are...

"Who is really to blame for illegal immigration?" - 09/02/04

From this: ...Illegal immigration could be stopped at any time. Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, a twenty-six year veteran of the border patrol, commented on the issue of curbing illegal immigration during a debate on PBS's News Hour with Jim Lehrer. "We can show statistically that the employer sanctions was an effective tool," remarked Reyes.

Federal Court OKs Suit Against Tyson for Hiring Illegal Aliens - 06/07/04

... lawsuit by former employees of Tyson Foods, Inc. against their employer may go ahead, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday. The four former workers are seeking damages as a result of Tyson's use of illegal aliens to depress wages. They sued the company under a provision of a 1996 law that made the intentional employment of illegal aliens for financial gain a violation of the...

Miami Herald "endorses indentured servitude" - 03/23/04

... EYE FOODS DEERE & COMPANY TYSON FOODS INC. COBANK FIRST PIONEER FARM CREDIT MONROVIA GROWERS (CA, OR, GA, NC) YANKEE FARM CREDIT HARRY SINGH & SONS (CA) John Harris Farms Inc (CA) LASSEN CANYON NURSERY, INC. (CA) CONNLEAF, INC (CT) H.F. BROWN INC. (CT) THE LYMAN FARM, INC. (CT) LIVE OAK VILLAS, LLC (FL) SKINNER NURSERIES (FL) FARM CREDIT OF MAINE ANGELICA NURSERIES (MD) BELL NURSERY (MD...