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Job Fight: Immigrants vs. Locals
Immigration; Posted on: 2009-05-24
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Some locals blamed Tyson, commenting on the Web site of the Shelbyville
Times-Gazette that the company receives a subsidy for hiring foreign workers.
(The company says this isn't true.) The Times-Gazette itself faulted
Washington. In an editorial, the paper argued that the government gives
foreign-born applicants an unfair edge because it gives taxpayer dollars to
nonprofit organizations that help settle refugees -- including groups that
bused refugees to town to apply for jobs.

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. — Hard times recently drew scores of locals and immigrants
to a cold sidewalk in this town, where they spent an anxious night waiting to
compete for jobs in a slaughterhouse.

Burmese refugee Cho Aye traveled 60 miles from Nashville on a Thursday morning
in late March to take a place at the head of the line outside Shelbyville’s
state employment office. The next day, the office was to take applications for
$9.35-an-hour jobs processing chicken at the local Tyson Foods plant. Directly
behind Ms. Aye, sitting on blankets atop the concrete, were 16 more Burmese
refugees who had come from as far away as Idaho and Florida

“I don’t mind doing any kind of work,” Ms. Aye, a petite 22-year-old, said
that evening as she settled into a reclining beach chair she bought at

Farther back in the line, marked by orange tape and monitored by police,
locals like David Curtis seethed. “This is the worst job I have ever applied
for,” said the 31-year-old welder, who had already failed to find work at a
convenience store, a pen factory and a Pizza Hut. Eyeing those ahead of him,
he added: “I’m very annoyed foreigners are taking jobs that Americans need.”

Slaughterhouse jobs can be difficult and dangerous. Now, with U.S.
unemployment at a 25-year high, they are also fiercely coveted. American
workers — who for years have largely avoided fruit-picking, office-cleaning
and meat-processing shifts — are increasingly vying for these jobs with
immigrants, creating flashpoints in places like Shelbyville.

Shoving and Cursing

The rising friction has been on display at the employment center here. When
Tyson put out an earlier call for applications, in February, shoving and
cursing broke out between locals and immigrants jockeying for position at the
head of the line. With too few jobs to go around, outraged locals demanded
that the work go to residents, not immigrant workers from outside Shelbyville.


News Source: npi

2007-2008 European Americans United.

America is being overwhelmed by appx. 1 million legal immigrants a
year. America does not need more population.


ps. Illegal immigration is about 500K by one reliable estimate.

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