Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Friday, December 29, 2017

Over the past year, ProPublica has documented how chicken plants and other low-wage industries rely heavily on unauthorized immigrants and refugees, often mistreating them, and in some cases, using their immigration status to get rid of workers who are injured or fight for better conditions. In the last few years, the nation's poultry companies have found yet another way to get cheap and willing labor to do the grueling work of processing tens of thousands of chicken carcasses each day for fast-food restaurants and supermarkets across the country. ... The unskilled [EB-3] green card program has remained little known in part because from 2001 until 2013, it was virtually closed, with waits of six to eight years to get a visa. But that year, the backlog started to clear, spurring aggressive advertising in South Korea, China and Vietnam.

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Demand is now so high that some foreign migration consultants have developed a lucrative niche charging between $20,000 and $130,000 for assistance accessing the jobs offered by employers in the program, which usually pay less than $20,000 a year. Turning the common immigration narrative upside down, the program often attracts middle-class professionals, such as engineers like [Yongho] Yeom and office workers, who are willing to take a steep fall down the economic ladder for the chance to raise their children in the U.S.

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Turning the common immigration narrative upside down, the program often attracts middle-class professionals, such as engineers like [Yongho] Yeom and office workers, who are willing to take a steep fall down the economic ladder for the chance to raise their children in the U.S.

Andrea Mackris's head just exploded.

#1 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-29 03:38 PM | Reply

#1

Is the fact that this is about legal immigration for migrants who want to move to the US one of those pesky "details" that you prefer to avoid, Pinch?

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-29 03:46 PM | Reply

Per the link ...

But even now, House Republicans are pushing a bill that could help the meat and poultry industry bring in more than 10 times as many foreign workers a year with few of the protections provided by the green card program.

The bill would expand another visa program for agricultural guest workers to meat and dairy processors, which usually can't obtain guest workers because their jobs aren't seasonal.

Instead, it would let them hire the workers year-round.

The pay would be below the prevailing wage in many areas.

And workers' legal status would be tied to their employers, preventing them from quitting to seek higher wages or better conditions


This smacks of Saudi Arabia and their treatment of TCN's (third country nationals) who do the work that the dainty but religiously radical Saudis refuse to do.

It can also be called legalized slavery, right here, in America.

#3 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-29 03:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

Is the fact that this is about legal immigration for migrants who want to move to the US one of those pesky "details" that you prefer to avoid, Pinch?

#2 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Wake up Andrea Mackris in the middle of the night and the first words out of her mouth, after the chewing tobacco, is "immigration".

Just because it's law doesn't mean it's not a crappy law, counselor.

And anything on paper can just as easily be changed on paper -- nothing is permanent, like crappy legislation that's been signed into law.

#4 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-29 03:58 PM | Reply

Not just the Saudi's all of the ME - Bahrain, Dubai, Qatar... And they all are having issues because of it.

I know some people who live and work in Dubai and Qatar. It's a royal CF. Like having to leave once every 90 days for at least a day...

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-12-29 07:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Make the "Confederate States of America " great again!!

#6 | Posted by zelkova at 2017-12-29 11:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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