A Somali Influx Unsettles Latino Meat...

A Somali Influx Unsettles Latino Meatpackers

There are 73 comments on the www.nytimes.com story from Oct 15, 2008, titled A Somali Influx Unsettles Latino Meatpackers . In it, www.nytimes.com reports that:

Like many workers at the meatpacking plant here, Raul A. Garcia, a Mexican-American, has watched with some discomfort as hundreds of Somali immigrants have moved to town in the past couple of years, many of ...

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“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#1 Oct 15, 2008
Sweet: two groups of foreigners disputing who will take jobs from Americans, in Nebraska.
Piethrower

Myrtle Beach, SC

#2 Oct 15, 2008
Just don't let any of them go humping the meat! I hear they have some weird customs...
Sam Martinez

Litchfield Park, AZ

#3 Oct 16, 2008
Now Mr. Garcia and the illegals are tasting some of the very same things American workers have had to deal with from illegal aliens from Mx and Central America.

Listen to this idiot's words:

“The Latino is very humble,” said Mr. Garcia, 73, who has worked at the plant, owned by JBS U.S.A. Inc., since 1994.“But they are arrogant,” he said of the Somali workers.“They act like the United States owes them.”

I'm no fan of Muslims however; Garcia has forgotten the marches of 2006. I didn't see any Somali flags flying nor did I see Somali "immigrants" demanding this and demanding that during these marches. What I do vividly remember seeing was hoards of Latinos waving Mexican flags and chanting in Spanish, demanding citizenship. I also recall these so called "humble Mexicans" claiming America would collapse if they left. Here in AZ, the illegals tried a couple of times to "cripple" our states economic situation by going on strike. The only impact this had on our local businesses was it took an extra 5 minutes to get a Big Mac. Most were fired on the spot and were replaced by other illegals the very next day. Yup, illegals are cannibals.

Humble wetbacks?? An oxymoron at best.
lyin obama

Ashburn, VA

#4 Oct 16, 2008
Once obama gets elected we will see open borders from Africa to the U.S.

45 million Africans will settle in the U.S. over the next 8 years. They will all vote Democrat.
Torchwood

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#6 Oct 16, 2008
Mr_Bill wrote:
Sweet: two groups of foreigners disputing who will take jobs from Americans, in Nebraska.
Yep, that is what it sounds like. The Latinos don't like it that they are not given preferential treatment when they are braking the law.
Torchwood

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#7 Oct 16, 2008
lyin obama wrote:
Once obama gets elected we will see open borders from Africa to the U.S.
45 million Africans will settle in the U.S. over the next 8 years. They will all vote Democrat.
Hmm?
Torchwood

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#8 Oct 16, 2008
That is <breaking the law>.

“Resistance is futile!”

Since: Apr 07

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#9 Oct 16, 2008
I`ve noticed the double standard that hispanic illegals and their supporters want to apply to the situation; they feel it`s OK for hispanics to come here but not anyone else. The article also stated that the Somalis (for the most part) are here LEGALLY. I don`t agree with all the religious accomodations that the company was forced to make for a while, but it seems to me that the hispanics just want everything to go their way, and damn everyone else.

“Resistance is futile!”

Since: Apr 07

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#10 Oct 16, 2008
lyin obama wrote:
Once obama gets elected we will see open borders from Africa to the U.S.
45 million Africans will settle in the U.S. over the next 8 years. They will all vote Democrat.
Africa doesn`t HAVE any borders with the US, genius! Go back to school and this time, actually LEARN something, racist pig.
Ceptfer

United States

#11 Oct 16, 2008
Well since Americans aren't stepping in to take those now open jobs that have been stolen from them, then somebody has to do the work. Thus the Somali influx is good and necessary.
Torchwood

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#12 Oct 16, 2008
wde01 wrote:
I`ve noticed the double standard that hispanic illegals and their supporters want to apply to the situation; they feel it`s OK for hispanics to come here but not anyone else. The article also stated that the Somalis (for the most part) are here LEGALLY. I don`t agree with all the religious accomodations that the company was forced to make for a while, but it seems to me that the hispanics just want everything to go their way, and damn everyone else.
Yes, that is true!
Lonewolf

Batesburg, SC

#13 Oct 16, 2008
We had a few Somalis relocate to Columbia,SC,they became upset when they realized they were expected to find a job and work,someone had told them that the US would support them.
hill billy

Pikeville, TN

#15 Oct 16, 2008
all this happens while some hard working boy in china,,is starting to ask,,why his government is feeding Americans,,,while not taking care of china,,,wake up or you will go hungry,,,,you will beg for one of them jobs Americans don't want,,,,of course obama will allow millions of Africans into America,,,same as white man allowed millions of Mexicans in,,,why,in less than ten years...black vote will be canceled by Mexican vote,,,why you think white men in power are bringing millions of Mexicans here,,,they don't care about your jobs...only about remaining in power,,wake up..look at the big picture
Karen

United States

#16 Oct 16, 2008
Actually before the Hispanics took the jobs at much lower wages, these jobs were done with the Nebraska labor pool. One of the hardest hit is our Black community, as well as in roofing and construction. But the "support the illegals groups" claim these are jobs others won't do. It's a total pile of crap! If someone has to take these jobs, I'm glad the Hispanics have real competition. It's about time too!
Sam Martinez

Litchfield Park, AZ

#18 Oct 16, 2008
wde01 wrote:
I`ve noticed the double standard that hispanic illegals and their supporters want to apply to the situation; they feel it`s OK for hispanics to come here but not anyone else. The article also stated that the Somalis (for the most part) are here LEGALLY. I don`t agree with all the religious accomodations that the company was forced to make for a while, but it seems to me that the hispanics just want everything to go their way, and damn everyone else.
As an American of Mexican descent, I have to fully agree with you. I love my culture and heritage but I’m an American through and through. My one and only allegiance is to the wonderful US of A, my home and country.

These illegal aliens from Latin countries, especially Mx and their supporters are some of the most racist pigs you’ll ever meet. They preach Latino Superiority over all other races. Yet at the same time they are the first to whine and cry that Americans are hate mongering bigots just because we want to secure our borders and demand anyone entering our nation follow our laws. The double standard is sickening.

Since I’m of Mexican descent they automatically think I’m in their camp. When they realize someone with Latino blood and last name is actually opposed to what they stand for they attack me with some of the vilest names. Names such as “coconut”,“Mexican Uncle Toms” and traitor are commonly used to describe Americans of Latino descent or legal Latino immigrants who are opposed to illegal immigration. These blind fools can’t believe that someone with a last name of Martinez won’t side with them.

The group “You Don’t Speak For Me” was birth after the sickening marches of 2006 by Americans of Hispanic descent who are against illegal immigration.

We have allegiance to but one nation, the United States of America. We have but one flag, the Red, White and Blue and We have but one passion TO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY FROM ALL ENEMIES, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC.

“Enforce our Immigration Laws!”

Since: Dec 06

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#19 Oct 16, 2008
Karen wrote:
Actually before the Hispanics took the jobs at much lower wages, these jobs were done with the Nebraska labor pool. One of the hardest hit is our Black community, as well as in roofing and construction. But the "support the illegals groups" claim these are jobs others won't do. It's a total pile of crap! If someone has to take these jobs, I'm glad the Hispanics have real competition. It's about time too!
Good Morning Big Sis.
I agree with you completly.The same is true here in Arkansas with the poultry plants.Folks here worked those jobs for years and made companies like Tyson foods what they are today.Now Tyson's has become greedy,and instead of paying locals decent wages they bus in the Hispanics who will work cheep.Now NW Arkansas is turning into a third world country,especially Springdale the home of Tyson foods.

“Tell the Truth”

Since: Nov 07

Orlando, Florida

#20 Oct 16, 2008
lyin obama wrote:
Once obama gets elected we will see open borders from Africa to the U.S.
45 million Africans will settle in the U.S. over the next 8 years. They will all vote Democrat.
We've had open borders from one end of the world to the other for the last 8 years. And to think, Bush was going to save us from terrorism.
OWWW

Bronx, NY

#21 Oct 16, 2008
Ceptfer wrote:
Well since Americans aren't stepping in to take those now open jobs that have been stolen from them, then somebody has to do the work. Thus the Somali influx is good and necessary.
You must love John McCain.
Americans are not taking sub-minimum wage jobs because they refuse to live like animals.
You are all in favor of lowering our standard of living, are you?
I hope that you loose every penny on your stock portfolio; and have to work in a meat-packing plant for less money than you need for rent; and then have to move into a garage with four other families. I do not hope that one of your garage-mates molests your daughter, but it is a strong possibility.
This particular criminally operated meat plant should have suffered corporate Capital Punishment:
100% of the ownweraship should have been seized, and auctioned off by the government, to the higheest bidder, and the present owners forbidden to bid, directly or indirectly.
Mike

United States

#23 Oct 16, 2008
For those of you who aren't from NE, let me give you a little history of why our packing plants are not raided......Sen. Chuck Hagel. Thank God he's not running again or better yet was not picked as a V. President running mate. Every one I know would never vote for Hagel, including if he runs for dog catcher!

Since: Apr 07

Columbus, OH

#24 Oct 16, 2008
Ceptfer wrote:
Well since Americans aren't stepping in to take those now open jobs that have been stolen from them, then somebody has to do the work. Thus the Somali influx is good and necessary.
Really?
That's not what this guy said.


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