Report says raids led to higher pay a...

Report says raids led to higher pay at packing plants

There are 11 comments on the Omaha World-Herald story from Mar 19, 2009, titled Report says raids led to higher pay at packing plants. In it, Omaha World-Herald reports that:

Immigration raids on six Swift & Co. meatpacking plants in 2006, including one in Grand Island, Neb., resulted in higher wages and fewer illegal immigrants working at the plants, according to a nonprofit think tank that seeks to curb immigration.

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Swift Company

Littleton, CO

#1 Mar 19, 2009
Of course, they always do!

Las Vegas, NV

#2 Mar 20, 2009
Makes sense to me. Get rid of the illegal borderline slave labor & you have to pay the legal citizens more to do this crap work.

In other words, if you get rid of the illegals-your pay will go up.

Littleton, CO

#3 Mar 20, 2009
Hum yet another one Cindy Gonzales didn't write. Oh that's write she only reports on the behalf of illegal aliens and their plight.

Napolitano did you catch this? Raids work! Unfreeze our ICE Agents and let them do their job!
Just Say No

Littleton, CO

#4 Mar 26, 2009
Of course raids work!

I support
ICE audits of employer records.
Longer jail time.
Higher penalties.
I also support an 'even playing field.'
Subcontractors must use E-Verify also!

“Always ready to.....”

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#5 Mar 26, 2009
Don't know if this is true but makes for interesting reading......
An Interesting Event in Victoria, Texas
Victoria, Texas (pop. 55,000) is a town about 80 miles west of Houston.

Local Hispanic leaders there, in opposition to pending Immigration Legislation, boycotted all Caucasian owned businesses in the Victoria area this past weekend as a demonstration of their economic impact on the community. The boycott was declared a success by the Hispanic community, noting that revenue in Caucasian owned businesses was down by 19%.

Business owners declared the boycott a success as well, pointing out that shoplifting was reduced by 77%, money orders sent out of the country were down by 97, and the cost of daily clean-up and trash collection was down by 84%. Shoppers reported that they could actually hear English being spoken throughout the community for the first time in recent memory, and customers actually paid for purchases with real money, not government debit cards.

Omaha, NE

#6 Mar 27, 2009
It could be worse than Grand Island. Here is the zipskinny on Lexington(Mexington). Age and racial breakdown for LEXINGTON NEBRASKA 68850
Hispanic/Latino: 45.2%
White*: 52.4%
Black*: 0.3%
Native American*: 1%
Asian*: 1%
Hawaiian/Pacific Islander*: 0%
Other*: 0%
Multiracial*: 0.4%
* Does not include individuals
in this racial group
who identify as Hispanic/Latino.

Omaha, NE

#7 Mar 30, 2009
Mike wrote:
Makes sense to me. Get rid of the illegal borderline slave labor & you have to pay the legal citizens more to do this crap work.
In other words, if you get rid of the illegals-your pay will go up.
And, the price you are going to pay for your meat, you flaming idiot.
Take It Up

Littleton, CO

#8 Apr 2, 2009
stud. our meat didn't decrease in cost when the unions were broken and illegal aliens were hired.

Since: Apr 09

Omaha, NE

#9 May 31, 2009
I wish they would raid Tyson in Lexington. I don't blame illegals for coming here, but think that businesses that break the law should be punished.
Manx Blaine Wa


#10 May 31, 2009
Come to the pacific northwest and visit the biggest Siek Temple in the Northwest being built right in my back yard. I think it is all just to late.

Since: Apr 09

Omaha, NE

#11 Jun 3, 2009
Eventually, and I know I'll get boo-hoo'd right off stage, people will become vegetarians. Again. And eliminate the slaughter house workers, gout, cancer, cruelty (to a point), fit their teeth type, etc....

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