Illegal Immigrant Scheme at Pilgrim's...

Illegal Immigrant Scheme at Pilgrim's Pride

There are 294 comments on the www.tylerpaper.com story from Jan 6, 2008, titled Illegal Immigrant Scheme at Pilgrim's Pride. In it, www.tylerpaper.com reports that:

For years, federal agents had received tips alleging undocumented immigrants were working at plants owned by the Pilgrim's Pride Corp., the nation's largest chicken producer. This spring, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Dallas acted on leads that pointed toward two of the company's seven East Texas plants. Undercover agents posing as illegal immigrants infiltrated an alleged network of job-seekers who paid hundreds of dollars for fraudulent identification while those responsible for hiring them looked the other way.

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Another John

Jasper, TX

#1 Jan 7, 2008
I wonder how many illegals you will find in the other five East Texas plants? Then go to the chicken farms they own or lease. The area around Center, Texas is full of illegals.
Mexican and Proud

Mckinney, TX

#2 Jan 7, 2008
and so is america, because lazy people like you dont want to work...
Mexican and Proud

Mckinney, TX

#3 Jan 7, 2008
Isn't Jasper where they dragged that poor black man...

“T-Warrior”

Since: Dec 07

El Paso Tx (Rochester NY)

#4 Jan 7, 2008
Mexican and Proud wrote:
and so is america, because lazy people like you dont want to work...
Americans won't work for what an illegal will. An American wont work for less than minimum wage as an illegal will
SSC

United States

#5 Jan 7, 2008
It's not a matter of what Americans will or will not do -- it's a matter of what standards are in place so that jobs of any and every nature receive compensation not only equivalent to the work done, but up to the minimum standards that are in place to protect from slave labor. Pilgrim is, and will always be, a crook. If he serves the rest of his pittiful existance in jail, he will be getting out of his crimes quite easily.
chuck

United States

#6 Jan 8, 2008
Imo it's the employers who fuel the problem. They have stockholders who demand to see a rise in their profits each and every year, and if that means hiring illegals or outsourcing jobs to 3rd world countries, so be it...all they care about is making more and more money. They do not care one bit about their own communities, and the stress/burdens that these behaviors put on them.

“T-Warrior”

Since: Dec 07

El Paso Tx (Rochester NY)

#7 Jan 8, 2008
That is the reason the Raids need to continue, put the employer and employee on notice, it is not in your best interest to hire illegals. Hold employers accountable, but not to the extent jobs are eliminated
Another John

Jasper, TX

#8 Jan 9, 2008
Mexican and Proud wrote:
Isn't Jasper where they dragged that poor black man...
And what does that have to do with illegal aliens?
Nothing, except that you want to attack anyone who opposes illegals.
Don't you live around Dallas...kinda near Denton where some Mexican trash killed and burned a white girl? And that was an illegal who did that.
Another John

Jasper, TX

#9 Jan 9, 2008
chief22 wrote:
That is the reason the Raids need to continue, put the employer and employee on notice, it is not in your best interest to hire illegals. Hold employers accountable, but not to the extent jobs are eliminated
Pilgrim's Pride is not the only place to look. A lot of the lumber mills and timber companies brought in foreign labor. Many did it legally. The
problem is that once the green card holder got here and settled he then illegally slipped in his family. While he earned a good wage...not below mimimum wage...probably less than Americans were earning, though....his wife and kids were signing up for social services. Right now, in Jasper, there is a crew of Mexicans working at new home construction. They have a legal Mexican owner who has a crew of illegals. He pays them peanuts and can under bid everyone else. The greedy builders hire him and pocket the profits...the homeowner does not see a penny of this. I wonder how many times this is happening in small town America all accross the country?

“T-Warrior”

Since: Dec 07

El Paso Tx (Rochester NY)

#10 Jan 9, 2008
Report them to ICE, here in a NM town of Chaparall the local sheriff aided by ICE did a raid and rounded up a bunch of illegals and shipped them home.

“Incorrupta fides, nudaque veri”

Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#11 Jan 9, 2008
chief22 wrote:
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Americans won't work for what an illegal will. An American wont work for less than minimum wage as an illegal will
We can't afford to, we pay our taxes and I'm not just talking about grocery tax, we pay our due tax to the government

“T-Warrior”

Since: Dec 07

El Paso Tx (Rochester NY)

#12 Jan 9, 2008
What can't you afford, not to have illegals? Not only is there a cost issue but an income issue, wages won't be depressed, and over all lower income and unskilled workers will be making more
Tyler NSM

Itasca, TX

#13 Mar 10, 2008
Please report ALL illegals to ICE 1-866-DHS-2-ICE
1-866-347-2423
Illegals WILL be the begining of the end for America! In my opinion they are all spineless cowards that do not deserve this great land! Through out American history any time the people are oppressed , what did we do? WE FOUGHT BACK! We fought for our freedom and built this land from the ground up! Why donít the Mexicans do the same? Its sad to think that these people will just tuck tail and run here when they have the power to make change, even if 1/3 of the ones over here now were to take up arms they Could change mexico today! The truth is that third world countrys donít produce third world governments, itís the people that run the country into the ground , and before you know it that will be Americas downfall. Take a moment and look at your history books and see what happened to other civilizations when they let others in.
Juggernaut

Tyler, TX

#14 Mar 10, 2008
I like chicken fried steak.
Enforce the Law

Garland, TX

#15 Mar 20, 2008
Juggernaut wrote:
I like chicken fried steak.
With cream gravy...lol.
Enforce the Law

Garland, TX

#16 Mar 20, 2008
chief22 wrote:
That is the reason the Raids need to continue, put the employer and employee on notice, it is not in your best interest to hire illegals. Hold employers accountable, but not to the extent jobs are eliminated
All the road and bridge crews between Texarkana and El Paso are loaded with illegal aliens. Thay won't even hire anyone that can't speak Mexican.
Another John

Jasper, TX

#17 Mar 21, 2008
Ricky F wrote:
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We can't afford to, we pay our taxes and I'm not just talking about grocery tax, we pay our due tax to the government
You don't pay state tax on food in Texas...only non-food items.
Another John

Jasper, TX

#18 Mar 21, 2008
Another John wrote:
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You don't pay state tax on food in Texas...only non-food items.
My point is that illegals in Texas who work for cash do buy food without paying tax. Only if they buy non-food items do they pay state sales tax.
But, one thing for sure is that any illegal alien living and working in Texas is committing a crime....a federal crime.

“T-Warrior”

Since: Dec 07

El Paso Tx (Rochester NY)

#19 Mar 21, 2008
Any, mexican, legal, not, visitor, can come here go to toys-r-us and spend a couple of thousand for Christmas gifts and pay no taxes. this is the wrong asnwer.
james

Arlington, TX

#20 Mar 21, 2008
pilgrims pride has, fer...mebbe 20 years or more...advertised in mexico fer employment. they INVITE meskins to sneak ovur the border fer jobs. they treat the townspeople like dirt, if they're unlucky enough to work there.they work the townspeople mebbe 20 hours a week...near starvin' 'em to death. their factories stink up the whole area awfully. they sell to kentucky fried chicken. vote with yer $$$.stop givin' these traitors yer $$$.

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