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    Do Arkansas college students understand that refugees are there to supply Tyson Foods with cheap labor?

    Posted by Ann Corcoran on November 3, 2017

    A few minutes ago reader Joanne sent this announcement of an upcoming meeting of Students for Refugees at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville:

    This is a screenshot so links are not hot.

    Canopy NWA is a relatively new subcontractor (as noted by Mr. Komar above) of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), their ‘mothership’ headquartered in Baltimore, MD. We told you about Canopy here last October.

    We told you here this October, on October 24th, that LIRS has signed a contract with JBS Swift the foreign-owned globalist meatpacking giant whose North American headquarters are in Greeley, CO to find, and help them retain, cheap and compliant refugee labor for its plants in four states.

    But that isn’t the only arrangement that LIRS has made with globalist corporations—they have an agreement with Tyson Foods whose headquarters are in guess where? Arkansas! (Original home of Bill and Hill and cattle futures—remember that!)

    We were able to obtain this confirmation, that yes, LIRS, has a deal with Tyson Foods for a $50,000 pilot project to teach “financial literacy” to refugees, whatever the heck that means!

    See here:

    From: Nina Zelic
    Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 8:03:02 PM
    To: Linda Hartke
    Subject: Tyson Foods–good news!

    Dear Linda,
    This evening we received some good news from Tyson Foods regarding our proposal for a pilot financial literacy project in northwest Arkansas/Missouri. Our proposal was accepted and we will be moving forward with Tyson. This is incredible news for LIRS because the clear goal of Tyson Foods is to provide financial literacy in all of their plants and to all of their team members (over 10,000) nationwide.
    To quote Tyson:

    “We are pleased to announce that your organization has been selected as our financial literacy award recipient. We want to formally congratulate your team on an exceptional proposal. In particular, we were impressed with the cultural and gender sensitivities it included, the overall structure of your pilot, and the local partnership networks you were able to identify. We were also encouraged to learn about your organizational experience working with one of our major competitors – JBS. We hope this will give LIRS insight into our specific industry and will help you maximize programmatic traction early on.”

    Our proposal would not have been possible without Kirsten’s singular efforts, and finance’s inputs. Also, Canopy of NWA, LFS-RM, and LSS-MN played roles.
    Thank you,


    Nina Zelic
    Director for Refugee Services | | 410-230-2765 |
    Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
    700 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230 |

    Note that Canopy of NWA helped make this possible along with Lutheran Family Service-Rocky Mountains, and our old pals in Minnesota—-Lutheran Social Service-MN!
    LOL! I can’t help but wonder if this isn’t a small price to pay for Tyson Foods to have an inside track with a resettlement contractor who might then alert them to fresh batches of refugees (aka laborers) entering the US.
    By the way, I did try to reach Ms. Zelic by e-mail, but never got a response perhaps because we hear the Baltimore office is going through some tough times?

    So, would someone please tell those well-intentioned students that they are shilling for the globalists—-BIG MEAT! (and BIG CHICKEN!).

    Do none of the privileged students at the University of Arkansas have friends back home who would love to work in a meat plant for good wages—the kind of wages meatpackers did pay before they discovered immigrant labor?

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    This is an old story (17 years) but shows Tyson has a history of going to extremes to hire cheap labor! If they can't beat the system on way, they'll figure out another way to do it.

    "Tyson Foods Indicted in Plan To Smuggle Illegal Workers

    By DAVID BARBOZADEC. 20, 2001

    Tyson Foods Inc., the nation's largest meat producer and processor, was indicted yesterday with six employees on charges that it conspired to smuggle illegal immigrants across the Mexican border to work in its processing plants.

    The 36-count indictment, which was unsealed at Federal District Court in Chattanooga, Tenn., accuses Tyson of arranging to transport illegal immigrants across the border and of helping them to get counterfeit work papers for jobs at more than a dozen Tyson poultry plants.

    The government said it was the largest case brought against a major American company involving the smuggling of immigrants.

    The indictment said that six Tyson employees, including two executives, participated in the actions and that the company engaged in the practices to cut costs, meet production goals and to maximize profits. The company could face sanctions and large fines if found guilty; the workers could face prison terms.

    Tyson, based in Springdale, Ark., disputed the government accusations that a corporate conspiracy took place. In a statement, Tyson said the government case involved a handful of managers who had been operating outside of company policy and that the six employees charged had been dismissed or placed on administrative leave.

    The indictment, however, charges that Tyson had a corporate culture that condoned such behavior.

    The indictment could result in sharp changes for food processors who have come to rely heavily on immigrant labor. ''This is bound to send a chill through the industry,'' said John Lawrence, a professor of agriculture at Iowa State University and an authority on the meat industry. ''The question is, How involved are some of these companies in the recruiting?''

    The indictment comes just months after Tyson, which has its roots in the poultry business, acquired I.B.P., the nation's largest beef processor, in a deal that created a $20 billion company that dominates the meat counter at supermarkets and is a leading supplier to fast-food restaurants like McDonald's and Burger King.

    Tyson is on probation after pleading guilty in 1997 to making illegal gifts to Mike Espy, the former agriculture secretary. The government said that if Tyson was found guilty of conspiring to recruit illegal aliens, it could face more sanctions in the Espy case.

    Barry Levine, a lawyer for Tyson, said yesterday that it would demonstrate in court that executives in Springdale had no knowledge of the recruiting of illegal immigrants.

    ''No one in the corporate offices knew of this,'' Mr. Levine said in a telephone interview.
    The government said that a 30-month investigation, led by the Immigration and Naturalization Service, found that about 15 Tyson plants in 9 states were involved in a conspiracy from about 1994 to 2001.

    Along with the company, the government charged two Tyson executives, Robert Hash, a vice president in Springdale, Ark., and Gerald Lankford, a human resources manager, with defrauding the government by conspiring to recruit Mexican and Central American immigrants along the United States border with Mexico and by helping them obtain illegal documents like fraudulent Social Security cards.

    Mr. Hash and Mr. Lankford, who supervised Tyson poultry plants, including one in Shelbyville, Tenn., where the investigation was centered, were unavailable for comment yesterday. Tyson said both had been placed on administrative leave, pending a decision.

    The indictment said that, to meet production and profit goals, Tyson officials would contact local smugglers near its plants to get more workers.

    The recruiters would contact with smugglers in Mexico, who would round up people willing to work for Tyson, the indictment said. Tyson officials would then arrange to meet the workers along the border, the government said, and transport them to meat processing plants.

    The government said that Amador Anchondo-Rascon, a Mexican resident and United States citizen who once worked in the Tyson plant in Shelbyville, was a recruiter and smuggler of illegal workers and that he arranged transportation and trafficked in illegal documents. Mr. Anchondo-Rascon, who the government said referred to himself as the ''Jefe de Jefes,'' or the boss of the bosses, was a primary contact for Tyson officials seeking new workers, the authorities said. He was named an unindicted co-conspirator in the case but the government did not say why.

    Mr. Anchondo-Rascon arranged to have illegal immigrants picked up just across the Mexican border, the government said, and to have them transported to Tennessee, Virginia, Indiana, Missouri, Arkansas and elsewhere.

    The government said hundreds of illegal immigrants were hired in this way, and that Tyson often paid $100 or $200 per head to smugglers. The illegal workers were also expected to pay a fee to the smugglers, the authorities said.

    In one instance, the government said, a smuggler for Tyson paid another smuggler $3,100 for delivering seven illegal aliens from Guatemala to the Shelbyville plant, though only five got jobs with Tyson.

    Tyson officials have long argued that they do not traffic in illegal workers. In a 1996 news release, the company said: ''The consequences of knowingly hiring illegal workers are quite simply too high for us to hire people without proper documentation.'' The company said almost all immigrant laborers come to the company as a result of word-of-mouth from friends and families, not recruiters.

    In the indictment, the government said that at a 1998 meeting at the company's headquarters in Springdale, a human services manager told human resources officials, ''Never, ever, admit hiring illegals.''

    The government said it found documents that showed payments from Tyson to smugglers, and indications that the company used temporary employment agencies to cover up actions. Tyson officials said yesterday that they recently reviewed company practices and dismissed workers without proper documentation.

    Other big meat processors have long denied that they knowingly recruit or hire illegal workers. And many companies say they are in a bind because if they press workers on their documents they are accused of harassing immigrants and accused of civil rights violations.

    ''We would like to hire legal workers, but it's very difficult,'' said Janet Riley, a spokeswoman for the American Meat Institute, which represents some of the largest meat processors. ''It's difficult to get verification and there could be civil rights issues.''

    Some labor organizations, though, have been pressing the government to stop taking action against undocumented workers and instead go after companies for recruiting and hiring them at low wages for work in hazardous jobs.

    ''We have been saying for a long time that they induce workers to come here from Mexico and Central America with false promises,'' said Greg Denier, a spokesman for the United Food and Commercial Workers, which represents meat packing and retail food workers. ''Some are told they'll be given papers. This is a cross-border trade in human flesh.''

    Mr. Denier added that his union would like to legalize the status of many of the undocumented workers already in the United States and to improve working conditions at meat processing plants, where injuries often occur and where turnover rates are high."

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    Employer raids would be a way to identify illegal labor. They have a sketchy past on immigration it appears.
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