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....
... 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...
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.
... 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.
... 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).
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.
... 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...
... 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...
* 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...
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.
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.
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...
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 , who runs a coalition in support of...
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...
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.
... 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.
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,...
... 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...
...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.
... 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...
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