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    Tennessee town welcomed Tyson Foods plant after residents of Kansas town revolted

    Tennessee town welcomed Tyson Foods plant after residents of Kansas town revolted

    Posted by Ann Corcoran on January 8, 2018


    For those of you following news about BIG MEAT, here is a story you need to read in its entirety at the Tennessee Star (hat tip: Joanne).


    Citizens of small town America are beginning to understand that the arrival of a BIG MEAT plant will change their towns forever, and they don’t like it!






    Welcoming another Tyson Foods plant to Tennessee are Republicans—Governor Haslam in center and “Little Bob” second from left.



    We told you about the town of Humboldt, TN welcoming a new Tyson Foods plant promoted by Tennessee governor Haslam and Senator “Little Bob” Corkerhere in early December, but this is fascinating news.


    And, it is so exciting to see investigative reporting at its finest!
    Tennessee Star:


    The decision by Tyson Foods to open a meat-packing plant in Humboldt, Tennessee, welcomed recently by Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon, came only after the facility was rejected by citizens in Tonganoxie, Kansas. The “big meat” company would have created approximately the same 1,500 jobs there that it says it will bring to rural Gibson County.


    [….]


    Reuters reported in November 2017 that the decision by Tyson Foods to switch over to Humboldt came only after “the No Tyson in Tongie” citizen-led opposition defeated a proposed Tyson plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas, a town not much smaller than Humboldt. Several Kansas state legislators also committed to opposing the proposed Tyson plant.



    Citizen opposition in Tonganoxie, KS was “staggering”


    Citizen opposition in the “Tongie” area was described as “staggering,” Twilight Greenaway reported at Moyers & Company, the website operated by far left journalist Bill Moyers.


    That opposition was fueled in part by the secrecy in which the deal was arranged between Tyson executives and local officials until it was finally made public in September, Greenaway reported:

    [Read what he said about the secrecy surrounding the plans for the plant, here]


    Greenaway’s accounting of the “No Tyson in Tongie” defeat of Tyson Foods acknowledged that the issue of “new comers” arriving for meat-packing jobs also concerned residents. Greenaway notes that “most meat processing plants are now staffed almost entirely by immigrant and refugee populations from places like Somalia, Latin America and South Asia.”


    For any of you concerned about your heartland towns and what BIG MEAT will bring, please read the whole story, here.


    “The Jungle” here we come!


    See my archive entitled ‘meatpackers’ here



    I also have many posts on Tyson Foods. Don’t miss this one where we learned that Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (one of the nine federal contractors supplying cheap labor to meatpackers) has a sweet deal with Tyson.


    https://refugeeresettlementwatch.wor...town-revolted/
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    Tysons will need to HIRE AMERICANS. Refugees are coming no more and the ones already here will soon be asked to leave.
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    Tyson Plant Rejected by Kansas Citizens, But Welcomed by Gibson County Mayor

    January 8, 2018 Chris Alto


    The decision by Tyson Foods to open a meat-packing plant in Humboldt, Tennessee, welcomed recently by Gibson County Mayor Tom Witherspoon, came only after the facility was rejected by citizens in Tonganoxie, Kansas. The “big meat” company would have created approximately the same 1,500 jobs there that it says it will bring to rural Gibson County.




    Witherspoon, elected as a Democrat in 2010 and 2014, is one of 45 county mayors who have endorsed GOP gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd, the Knoxville businessman and former commissioner of the Tennessee Economic and Community Development Department.


    Reuters reported in November 2017 that the decision by Tyson Foods to switch over to Humboldt came only after “the No Tyson in Tongie” citizen-led opposition defeated a proposed Tyson plant in Tonganoxie, Kansas, a town not much smaller than Humboldt. Several Kansas state legislators also committed to opposing the proposed Tyson plant.



    Taken around Sept 26, 2017 by Doug Conrad, and posted on Facebook.Citizen opposition in the “Tongie” area was described as “staggering,” Twilight Greenaway reported at Moyers & Company, the website operated by far left journalist Bill Moyers.



    That opposition was fueled in part by the secrecy in which the deal was arranged between Tyson executives and local officials until it was finally made public in September, Greenaway reported:



    The Tyson plant was also a long-kept secret with the code name Project Sunset. Local lawmakers were asked to sign nondisclosure agreements when considering welcoming it to town, and the company is said to have worked through intermediaries when negotiating with the landowner over the 300-acre lot it would occupy.



    But once the deal was done and the plan was made public, word traveled fast, and residents of the town started a group called Citizens Against Project Sunset (CAPS) and threw up a “No Tyson in Tongie” Facebook group that swelled to over 5,000 members. By last Friday, 2,500 people had gathered in a city park to oppose the development.



    Then, on Monday, the Leavenworth County commissioners had rescinded its offer to pledge $500 million in revenue bonds for the facility. The next day, Tyson sent a letter to the county announcing that it had put the plans for the plant on hold.


    Greenaway’s accounting of the “No Tyson in Tongie” defeat of Tyson Foods acknowledged that the issue of “new comers” arriving for meat-packing jobs also concerned residents. Greenaway notes that “most meat processing plants are now staffed almost entirely by immigrant and refugee populations from places like Somalia, Latin America and South Asia.”


    The Tennessee Star asked Center for Immigration Studies fellow Don Barnett, the longest-running and most prolific researcher and writer in the U.S. about the refugee resettlement program whose work has been cited in the Wall Street Journal, National Review, the Christian Science Monitor and Newsday, among others, “[h]ave you observed what, if any, influence jobs such as meat-packing have on the placement of refugees? Have you documented any demographic shifts/impacts in towns that have meat-packing plants?”


    Barnett’s answer is consistent with the experience of towns, particularly small rural towns across the country:

    Industrial scale meat packing plants always bring demographic changes to towns where they set up shop. It is very clear that, once illegal immigrant labor became less available, meat packers turned to refugee resettlement contractors to provide cheap, non-union labor.

    Regarding the arrival of Somali refugees in Shelbyville, Tennessee to work at the Tyson plant there, Barnett referenced “news reports” that “the refugees were driven to Shelbyville from resettlement cities like Nashville by the refugee agencies. Later, some moved into apartments in Shelbyville, having first been resettled in other areas of the state.”

    Tracking the refugee resettlement program in Tennessee, Barnett notes that after then governor Phil Bredesen withdrew the state from the refugee resettlement program, the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement designated Catholic Charities of Tennessee to continue bringing refugees to the state, and that as a consequence:

    The numbers resettled in the state immediately went up by more than 70% and stayed higher even as the national quota drifted down. Also, there was less cooperation with legislators over answering questions about use of state and federal welfare services by refugees. The contractor would not even divulge the number of refugees that they planned to resettle in the state.


    The contractor took over the role of state refugee coordinator. The role of the state refugee coordinator was supposed to be an employee of the state of Tennessee. Having the contractor in the position of oversight of the contractor’s activities is an obvious conflict of interest.
    Citizen opposition to the Tyson plant in Tongie, Kansas, also focused on Tyson’s questionable history of environmental violations:

    In April 2013, Tyson agreed to pay the federal government $3.95 million for violations of the Clean Air Act in Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa — the four states that comprise Region 7 of the Environmental Protection Agency.

    The violations involved eight different leaks of anhydrous ammonia, a poisonous gas. In 2006, a Tyson worker was killed as a result of one such leak in South Hutchinson, Kan. A similar leak in a Tyson plant in Omaha forced the evacuation of 475 employees.

    There’s more. In 2003, Tyson pleaded guilty in federal court to 20 felony violations of the Clean Water Act. The company admitted it illegally disposed of wastewater at its Sedalia, Mo., plant over several years.
    The improper disposal continued “in spite of the company’s assurances that the discharges would stop and even after numerous warnings, administrative orders, two state court injunctions, and the execution of a federal search warrant at the Sedalia facility,” the Department of Justice said.

    Tyson paid a $7.5 million fine in that case. Ancient history? No. “The company has a staggering water pollution footprint,” the Environment America Research and Policy Center concluded just last year.


    Questions were also raised regarding the impact on infrastructure like wear and tear on the roads, repair and maintenance of which in Tennessee, will now be taxpayer-funded with Haslam’s new gas tax.




    Increases in school enrollment when new employees move to town and the make-up of new residents attracted by the jobs were also concerns. It wasn’t terribly long ago that residents in Emporia, Kansas experienced the impact of Somali refugees with latent TB moved by Tyson to work at the Emporia plant:



    ‘We got notified a day in advance that 70 Somalis were being transferred from a (Tyson Foods) plant in Nebraska,’ Hively recalled. ‘That 70 soon grew into 400, seemingly overnight.’

    ‘We literally had droves in our waiting room, waiting to see a public health official,’ Torres said.


    Torres is the case manager for about 160 Somalis in Emporia who have been diagnosed with latent tuberculosis…
    Latent TB, if untreated, can become active TB.


    Just two years ago, the Wichita, Kansas school district appealed to the state for an additional $1 million dollars in extraordinary funding to meet the needs of the increased refugee student population.


    More recently in October 2017, Kansas citizens organized against and defeated a proposed Tyson Foods plant to be located in Sedgwick County where Wichita is located.



    Red flags thrown up by Kansas citizens and confirmation based on the experience of other small towns of the changes brought by the arrival of “big meat,” means that changes, while unknown at this time and at whatever cost, are headed to Humboldt, Tennessee with the arrival of Tyson Foods.



    http://tennesseestar.com/2018/01/08/...-county-mayor/
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    We must end this eternally dumb, unnecessary and proven harmful and dangerous "Refugee Resettlement" program. The President must reduce new refugees to zero in September. He's done a good job reducing it but this program along with the eternally dumb Deferred Action, Temporary Protected Status and Asylum programs should be eliminated in their entirety.
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    Kansas citizens saw the light and knew what would be the outcome. Humboldt citizens will likely regret the transformation to their town.

    Randy Boyd, a republican running for governor in Tennessee and endorsed by the democrat Mayor mentioned above, is nicknamed "La Raza Randy." He supports in-state tuition for illegal aliens and he has contributed money to those reportedly associated with George Soros, TIRRC ((Refugee Resettlement/Illegal Alien activist group), Linda Sarsour (Muslim activist who led the Women's March and who is reported to have possible terrorist ties).
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    BOYCOTT TYSON

    NO ILLEGAL ALIENS!

    NO REFUGEES

    NO TPS

    NO MORE INVASION OF OUR COUNTRY
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    And RANDY BOYD to the list of who to vote OUT of office!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgiaPeach View Post
    Kansas citizens saw the light and knew what would be the outcome. Humboldt citizens will likely regret the transformation to their town.

    Randy Boyd, a republican running for governor in Tennessee and endorsed by the democrat Mayor mentioned above, is nicknamed "La Raza Randy." He supports in-state tuition for illegal aliens and he has contributed money to those reportedly associated with George Soros, TIRRC ((Refugee Resettlement/Illegal Alien activist group), Linda Sarsour (Muslim activist who led the Women's March and who is reported to have possible terrorist ties).
    It's not the industry that's the problem. It's the federal government and this eternally stupid refugee program. End the program, deport the refugees, return them to their home countries, and tell Tyson to Hire American or you'll put them behind bars.
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    Yeah, the Refugee Resettlement Program is a Globalist FARCE against the people of the United States. It must be terminated in its entirety. SHUT IT DOWN.
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    Meatpackers and Somali workers (again) disrupt small town life in America




    Posted on March 10, 2016


    This time it is the New York Times doing the story, but it is not new for us. We told you about problems in Ft. Morgan, Colorado way back beginning in 2008, see our huge archive on Ft. Morgan by clicking here. Editor’s note: There is so much going on these days and life has […]

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    Posted on March 8, 2016

    This is a story from late last month that should be nothing new to readers who have followed this blog since 2007. We probably have 100 posts on this same subject, namely meatpackers working with the help of refugee resettlement contractors to spread Islam throughout the heartland. LOL! Someone could write a book! The story […]

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    Wisconsin: It is not just meatpackers having problems with Muslim refugee employees

    Posted on January 19, 2016

    Update Feb. 9, 2016: Here is a good update on the story at a trade publication. Moral of the story, don’t even hire them in the first place! This is a story, hat tip: Dave, about a Green Bay, Wisconsin manufacturer which is trying to get demands for special prayer break times under control at […]
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    Austin, MN: Meatpackers changing the demographics of American towns

    Posted on September 15, 2014

    There is nothing earth-shattering in this article from MPR News, but it’s just further evidence of the role the meatpacking industry is playing in changing towns in America’s heartland with its avaricious desire for cheap labor—refugee labor! (Remember Senator Sessions called the meatpackers out here last year as a driving force behind amnesty). We have […]

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    More on meatpackers (and their political friends) driving immigration policy

    Posted on May 25, 2014

    Judy brought my attention to a good piece by Byron York this week in the Washington Examiner in which York describes a pro-immigration forum in DC, with both parties represented. The majority of the participants were overwhelmingly in support of more cheap migrant labor. They were discussing visas for low-skilled workers, but they might as […]

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    Meatpackers changing small town America (and you have no say in the process)

    Posted on May 5, 2013

    The importation of refugee labor is how it is being done. Here is one more story about Tyson Foods (or it could be Swift & Co, or perhaps Perdue) attracting refugee laborers to a meatpacking town—this time Columbus Junction, Iowa. Hat tip to one of our friends from Tennessee. I first really began to understand […]

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    Senator Rand Paul: Did the meatpackers, hungering for cheap captive labor, get to him?

    Posted on February 13, 2013

    …..or was it Grover Norquist that got to him? Oh brother, looks like we are having another invasion of the body snatchers moment. Just when I thought there was someone speaking up for American workers besides NumbersUSA and Rush Limbaugh we learn that Paul has been snatched by big business interests. (Imagine a conversation) Kentucky […]

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    No sympathy from me for meatpackers!

    Posted on September 5, 2010

    Regular readers know I have been out of the loop lately, preoccupied elsewhere, and so I’m late on some of these stories that have broken in the last two weeks. I wanted to be sure to get this posted however because it’s a subject we followed minute by minute two years ago and have a […]

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    More on meatpackers changing the face of Kansas and ECBOs in their wake

    Posted on June 29, 2010

    This is yet another story about meatpackers and immigrant labor and how those big companies are changing Garden City, Kansas and other small cities in Southwest Kansas. There is a lot in this article, so I encourage all of you to read it. Also, here is a story from 2009 that tells us that whites […]

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    Posted in Changing the way we live, diversity's dark side, Ethnic Community Based Organizations, Refugee Resettlement Program | 8 Comments »

    Meatpackers recruit refugees, no, you are kidding!

    Posted on September 13, 2008

    Update September 15th: Chris Coen of Friends of Refugees, who legitimately watches out for the well-being of refugees by keeping an eye on volags (non-profit government contractors), the State Department, and others in the refugee resettlement industry, left the following comment to this Chicago article: Has anyone asked why 17 refugees are living crammed into a three-bedroom apartment in […]

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