U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents made the largest one-day raid in U.S. history. According to reports, 680 undocumented workers were arrested in massive raids at seven food processing plants in Mississippi.

Federal officials say the raids are the largest ever single state immigration enforcement operation. 600 agents fanned out across small towns near Jackson, rounding up undocumented workers at seven food processing plants on Wednesday, Aug. 7.

Agents swarmed the plants soon after the undocumented workers clocked in to begin their morning shifts. Hundreds of agents surrounded the plants to prevent the illegal immigrants from escaping.

After word of the massive raids filtered out in the news media, U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst emailed a statement to The Associated Press that reads:

"U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations special agents are executing federal search warrants today at multiple locations across the state of Mississippi as part of a coordinated operation with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Mississippi pursuant to ongoing HSI administrative and criminal investigations."

In June, President Trump announced ICE agents would conduct massive raids to remove "millions" of illegal aliens.

But after public backlash on social media, the planned raids never materialized.

Acting ICE director Mark Morgan told ABC News the raids were being conducted to remove immigrants who lost their immigration appeals and were given final deportation orders to leave - but they never left the country.

"This is not about fear. No one is instilling fear in anyone," he said. "This is about the rule of law and maintaining the integrity of the system."

Morgan added: "Once you receive due process and get a final order, you will be removed."

Update: 300 of the 680 detainees have been released, according to the Clarion Ledger. ICE announced the 300 detainees - mostly women whose children were in schools - were released the same day.

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  • classycns

    Well this should open up hundreds of jobs for unemployed males of other races. No excuses!

  • Blak

    K, bye!

  • Shawty

    Damn are there any folks left to process the food?

  • Wayup!

    Oh well..fk em n feed em beans...

  • Shawty

    Yup they about to do a massive hire. No excuses Mississippi folks...680 jobs need to be filled.

  • ShelbyMoore

    There are people in other countries waiting in line for their turn to come to America. Not fair for ANYONE to jump the line. There are people in even more horrible situations than the ones who feel they need to jump the line.

  • deadellamore
  • ShelbyMoore

    Now they can hire people who are illegal and pay them a living wage. I'm over people coming in and getting paid scraps, which leaves people who are legal unable to pay their bills and feed their families because these people are willing to get paid so little.

  • Shawty

    I guess for the time being the supervisors and managers will have to un-ass their chairs and get their hands dirty...lol

  • ShelbyMoore

    The companies should be fined severely!!!

  • PrettyMeka08

    45 told y’all what was coming ?????

  • Victorious82

    I bet Hugo who couldn’t get his car to start is happy he didn’t make it in that day. Lol.

  • BlackNicheRims
  • Ghetto Real Name
  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Not my fight. I got my own battles to fight. I do feel bad for the ones that have children here though. If they get deported and the kids stay here, it'll be rough for them to grow up away from their mom or dad.

  • KarmaBackAround

    I do not stand behind 45 at all..but I do like this part of his presidency! Its Americans here who cant get a decent paying job because the illegals are all they hire! Hopefully this will persuade more employers to hire men who are legal and equally capable!

  • KarmaBackAround

    ????

  • BlackNicheRims

    LOL...These folks are ruthless!!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I saw this yesterday ? now I’m sore those companies are losing money and shouldn’t they be fined for having illegals work there ?

  • CardiB’sAbs

    So with those fresh vacancies, the black folks in that area of Mississippi should be able to apply.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It's funny how these companies never seem to get punished for hiring illegals. Unless we start seeing companies getting BIG fines for this, other business will just keep breaking the law and continue hiring illegals.

  • Ghost

    They will be...trust!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    It they not paying them illegals no money hardly either! And let’s be real most folks ain’t gone work for no pennies or in no plant for minimum wage

  • Sushi

    The only excuse was the ones the males created..... It was never an excuse. The men did not want to do that type of work...

  • Floriduhh Evans

    I 100% agree...but please remember that the US government separates American born children and parents every day....

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Not if the pay ain’t right

  • gellie

    Fines?? Forget that. They'll just negotiate a nominal amount, gladly pay it, and continue on doing what they're doing. If you want to kill the supply of cheap labor, you have to punish the demand by throwing these people in prison. That's the ONLY way change will happen. People will always do what they gotta do to eat. I don't blame them at all. Our policies in propping up drug lords and funding cartels is the reason why those sh*thole countries are sh*thole countries. This goes back decades. But you have got to criminalize the behavior of seeking illegals for their labor. It's unchecked unregulated Capitalism and this the result - a race to the bottom.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I don’t understand why they continued to go to work seems like you would be somewhere hiding out laying low

  • Seldomseen

    Savage

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Beggars can’t be choosers particularly in poverty ridden MS. My guess is that they would get minimum wage which is $7.25 per hour and that is better than nothing.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Shole is

  • Karen Brady

    How do they know who to arrest?

  • MoneyMillz

    Like the white folks who jumped the line and jumped the original inhabitants

  • Applebootay

    What about the companies hiring them? Where's the law on that?

  • Ni Ni

    Exactly! Somebody knew they weren't legal

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    More Americans would do that work if the pay was right. They just didn't want to work for the sub-minimum wage salaries that some of these employers wanted to pay. If they offer a living wage, I bet Americans will be lining up for those jobs.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I have a question for the ones below with all the answers *Slowly raises my hain*

    So we think these companies gonna magically start hiring those with limited transportation (said small towns that SURROUND Jackson. Small towns equals no mass transportation), criminal records (Jackson Missip is consisently on the most violent lists), and other barriers all bc all the Hispanics got rounded up yesterday?

    *goes back to sit next to @HersheysChocolate:disqus and finish my pop-chon*

  • MsVAllDay

    Exactly! If these companies would not hire illegals this country wouldn't be so appealing.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    There should be crippling fines.

  • MsVAllDay

    They don't. They round up everyone and make them prove their status. This is why this process is frowned upon.

  • MsVAllDay

    Historically the companies are fined and some have received jail sentences.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Said the same sh!t up top!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    E-Verify is supposed to prevent illegals from being hired. But it's not mandatory from the Federal government, and most states don't require it. So that's basically the loophole for a lot of companies who want to keep hiring illegals.

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    nope

  • Chicagowise

    If they don't work, they don't eat.

  • iWasteTime

    They just take everybody.
    Like that kid who had all his papers, they thought it was all fake and he locked up for almost a month. An American born person
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/american-wrongfully-detained-for-three-weeks-is-released-from-custody/2019/07/24/c8a4656c-a981-11e9-86dd-d7f0e60391e9_story.html

  • Chicagowise

    I'm so conflicted.

  • Chicagowise

    Some companies aren't just hiring illegal immigrants, they are also committing identity theft to do it!

  • iWasteTime

    Or folk going to wake up and say "Hey all the illegals are gone? Whoop, now I can go kill, pluck and cut up some chicken for $4.50 a hr and no benefits"
    That farm study already proved that Americans aren't bout that life.

  • MsVAllDay

    Folks who need a job will.

  • Gamer?? Chick
  • MsVAllDay

    Companies actually do get fined and they are not small fines either. Additionally, some leaders can face jail time.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That's nuts. I had a former coworker got deported back to his country, even though he was a US citizen since age 12. He tried to convince them that his mom had his naturalization paperwork, but they didn't believe him. Took him months of dealing with the US embassy back in his birth country for them to check the records, realize he was telling the truth, and let him come back into the US.

  • gellie

    They SHOULD be prosecuted...and I mean criminally. But they never are...at least not anymore. They're just fined. And the fines are a mere sliver of what they actually saved in labor costs. And it's like that in every industry. The banks from the 2008 crash got off light. Yeah, a couple of hundred of millions sounds like a lot of money, but when you made hundreds of BILLIONS scamming people AND you got bailed out...$100-$200 million is a drop in the bucket. No one went to jail which means it WILL happen again. Big Pharma...it comes out their drugs kill people, maybe they covered it up. They get a nice $50 million fine, maybe some lawsuits that they settle out of court. But they made $100 Billion off the drug before it came out that it kills people so is $50 million really anything and some out of court settlements? The Opioid Crisis...Big Pharma has made in excess of a TRILLION dollars in the last 20 years slanging those pills like they're the Cartel. They're getting sued for hundreds of millions by several states. Even if those states win, it will be wrapped up in appeals for the next 20 years. Meanwhile, it's business as usual because nobody's going to prison.

  • MoneyMillz

    They stay trying to throw us off. They want us to be worried about some illegals making $6 an hour instead of us wondering why 1% of the population controls most of the wealth.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Either do that, relocate or go out of business. All the able bodied black folks won’t have criminal records and need to rely on public transportation. Even so, where there’s a will, there’s a way. When I was in college I walked 5 miles to my part time job. Looks simple to me.

  • Kisha Catch

    I stay here in Jackson, Ms and it’s sad as

    hell what they are doing, they need to leave them along, these people or fucking working to provide for there family’s,not hanging out, or going around killing people,instead of trying to protect the U.S. y’all riding around here fucking with people; it’s so fuck up, they are working the jobs that nobody wants !!!!!they don’t mess with no one here, they stay to there selves and work hard, now you have kids here with no family and no where to go, I can’t wait until we get another president and special, another governor in Mississippi, that has a heart??

  • CardiB’sAbs

    $4.50 an hour is below minimum wage and is a federal crime punishable with fines AND jail time. My boy served 3 years in federal prison for paying foreign workers below min wage.

  • Karen Brady

    Wow. Thank you.

  • Karen Brady

    Jesus. So they have to have their documentation on their person at all times?

  • Karen Brady

    Fukkkkkkkk

  • Phil Mccrackenzme

    They're not the one committing mass shootings. No one's precious tax will be saved, the government will find other programs to to put that money toward and it will not benefit anyone, but themselves.

  • sunni_daze

    Seeing those babies waiting to be picked up from school broke my heart, to know those kids slept in the school gym makes me want to cry. This is inhumane on every level.

  • BlackNicheRims

    Ha!! We already know some folks are so lazy, if you give them a job laying down, they will get up and quit. Lol.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Omg omg omg omg ????

  • Nophace

    Considering THEY stole this land from the Natives shouldn't they be calling ICE on themselves?!?
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/kV33V0nowmLHIEsaS6/giphy.gif

  • Sherry Dauphine

    That's how they start out in every city until they get their numbers out. After that watch out. They'll be firebombing black women's homes to get them out of "their" neighborhood, facts. Also, the next thing eventually they'll start taking the better jobs.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Now they need to raid those damn Cricket stores. I am sorry if I do not feel sorry for them...they care nothing about my people...some of them have that stereotype beliefs...that we do not want to work and lazy. i am not fighting for no other race cause until they fight for mines. Those plants is going to be hit with some big azz fines and those illegal workers will have to turn in their fake SS cards and IDs.

  • Kimisan Waya

    That should be criminal. Goodness knows what kind of danger that man could've been in. What if he didn't know the language? What if he had no money? And if he had money, how would he know where to secure safe housing in a foreign country that might prey on clueless foreigners? That whole situation is a shame.

  • Sherry Dauphine

    Once they get their numbers up they'll be firebombing black women's homes. Who've been living their for decades.

  • Valerie Henderson

    Trump is too damn dirty.

  • Trill Did It Again!

    You spelled conquered wrong lol

  • osmenna

    You forgot the white folks too.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    $290 per week? After taxes that's nothing to live on. That's why so many people would rather hustle and work off the books than get a job that would pay them peanuts. I feel like if you cant afford to pay your workers a living wage, maybe you shouldn't be in business.

  • Jen_no_juice

    "ICE announced the 300 detainees - mostly women whose children were in schools - were released the same day."
    --------------
    Beware, that's 1 way they started dividing Blacks. Taking the men out of the household

  • Sherry Dauphine

    They start out good but eventually they'll start taking the better jobs and firebombing black women's homes, who've been living in those communities for decades, forcing her family to move .

  • TheWildChild

    Wow, sad from all aspects. Now there's 680 jobs ?good luck filling them. Just because the jobs are vacant, doesn't mean you have qualified dependable persons ready to fulfill the roles. I manage six people ? and I swear they're all a handful a excuses as why they can't do the job or why they can't get to the job. I swear there's an App for some of these phuckery excuses.

  • Bushbabe

    Oh please they are not even citizens for Gods sake and your Black Queen Kamala took many black men away from their children and women away with her dumb truancy laws.. I would like to see your Black behind try that ish in Mexico. You do not have the complexion Amigo and you will not get the sympathy.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    All the able bodied black folks
    ^^^^^^
    I on purpose didnt say anything about a race. All except one of the plants raided, the towns they are located in, whites out number blacks. So not just able bodied black folks. Sounds like some able bodied white ones as well. Matter of fact one of the towns Sebastopol, Mississippi is 96% white.

    Opie need a job too. Opie not walking to work either. The Hispanics got carted off in buses yesterday and tased;undocumented or not.

    The price of chicken is going up and there is nothing we can do about it. We cant even switch to Tyson as they got one of their plants too.

  • osmenna

    Incorrect the illegals are getting the jobs because most Americans think that working those jobs. The people that are doing the most complaining will not work those jobs.

  • Bushbabe

    They are are conquistadors from Spain they killed all the natives or raped their women

  • Ghetto Real Name

    I mean this is true and not true at the same time. The companies need to stop employing illegals and lessen the restrictions it takes to even get a job. Transportation and infrastructure needs to improve. These illegals not the onliest issue far as unemp. rates/folks getting and keeping a job.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Opie isn’t my concern but Tyrone is.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Donald Trump needs for sure to call it on his dumb ass self. He employed illegals up til RECENTLY

  • Jen_no_juice

    And white folks weren't citizens either when they bullied their way here! And I never said I was voting for Kamala!

    And if I were trying to get a better life for my family and me, I wouldn't go to Mexico so your point to that is mute.

  • MsSapphire9800

    OFF TOPIC>>>>I still do not understand how these mass murderers get arrest...never put in a choke hold...never on the ground...not even shocked with the stun gun or beaten...just walk side by side with the Police.
    A man killed 4 in a stabbing rampage that lasted hours. He was arrested at a 7-Eleven 8/7/2018

  • Ghetto Real Name

    They not EVER gonna hire 600 black folks anywhere in Missip is my point. Its why the Hispanics had the jobs to start with. They would rather hire them, than US. We dont think that Opie daddy or uncle or kin folks is RUNNIN THE PLANTS? Opie went off to Missip State or Ole Miss 3 years ago and is graduating next year and getting a cushy desk job in ATL or some other big city.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    You’re barely getting taxed at that low bracket but I feel you. That’s the thing about capitalism-government sets the wage floor and when it comes to low skill positions companies aren’t going to go much above the floor. We have options in this country.

  • MsSapphire9800

    There is really no qualifications to work and a plant...they train you for the position...all you have to be able to do is listen and comprehend. They work shift either 8 hours or 12 hours.

  • Chhzz

    I would have busted a cap in your ass but I see someone has already schooled you ...

  • CardiB’sAbs

    we don’t know how many blacks they will hire. But I do know there are 600 more positions available and thus 600 more chances for black folks to be employed.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It is a shame. Lucky for him, he was able to stay with relatives there until this got sorted out.

  • Nathan Hastings

    Make your way to Los Angeles next ICE!!!!

  • Chhzz

    So there is a qualification..be smart enough to listen and comprehend as well as work independently and be dependable

  • Reina1718

    This president enforced the “go back to where you come from” slogan. All he did was hype up all the racists ppl making them feel superior! Its a shame how he is in office allowing this.

  • Chhzz

    Bullied there way here and murdered whole tribes of people
    O. That's were they get the mass murder gene from

  • Reina1718

    Which many arent willing to do nowadays

  • Reina1718

    Or his wife?!

  • Chhzz

    Your own race not fighting for you.
    Basically you like them are stereotyping people and using your biases.
    We had allies that helped us. We need to be educated and help others. Our race if any should know the dangers of stereotyping and racism.
    I'm blk and I like to see them round up all those blk kids running up in stores or the gangs or blk on blk crime perpetrators. Let's not act high and mighty. Just 30years ago yo black ass could not sit in the front of bus

  • TheWildChild

    And show up for work ??

  • Chhzz

    Yo dumb ass. The spelling is correct. Its specific to the race and region.
    Trying correct someone stupid

  • Just Me

    Good. Come here legally like you are suppose too. Send them home. Take these funky smelling Iranian men with you too ICE. Always trying to go with black women when go in their gas stations. Don’t want nobody looking at their covered up women.

  • MsSapphire9800

    30 yrs ago (1989) you could sit in the front of the bus...that was in the 50's & 60's. Help others...that is all we have been doing for years...but who help us in return?

  • KLove

    Anytime someone tries to hit me with the "the illegals do the jobs that people dont want to do", i hit them with exactly what you just said. If these companies want to stay in business, they will do what they need to do (raise wages) in order to attract employees.

  • Chhzz

    Let's hope others in your racist state vote out the racist

  • Chhzz

    Same is said about every group. That's not true. It's the bad people that come in and mess up the group.

  • Chhzz

    O. So you saying everyone there got felonies lazy no transportation and can't work?

  • yvette46

    So glad this is happening they come here or been here for 49 plus years and to lazy to learn English clogging up the system, bringing all kinds of diseases and on top of that the have the nerve to be racist against black people. Send them back ..

  • Bushbabe

    You not be welcomed there anyways. There are actual black Mexicains that are treated like dirt and that is who I feel sorry for not these wacko who come here to usurp economic power from actual Americans. I have seen first hand how South Americans and Mexicans treat people of colour so the gets no love from me.

    Memín Pinguín is a racist carton and the picture is below.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf0269b621ca0d10153650b7ca59347954fc0e1c05a927cd1492a3d31fb1a8fb.jpg

  • Chhzz

    Really who helped us in return? You right about the 50s and 60s. But have you ever read the constitution? We are not citizens. We are an amendment to the constitution. With the right people in office and supremcourt we would face the same thing.

  • Bushbabe

    Before you Bleeding hearts start crying over the Mexicans and south Americans. Just let this Memín Pinguín cartoon sink and see how the view your black behind. This is an actual cartoon that still plays today in Mexico.

    Memín Pinguín https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf0269b621ca0d10153650b7ca59347954fc0e1c05a927cd1492a3d31fb1a8fb.jpg

  • Chhzz

    So let's talk about the niggas messing up our African American heritage. Niggas do the same thing.
    Funny we stereotype others but say nothing about the black on blk crimes

  • Chhzz

    Well they came because they wanted to be here not like cargo in ships. Some of us kill me with these reverse hate.

  • KarmaBackAround

    I cant agree.. ive seen more than once factories full of illegals n not cause the work is hard work but because to the employers its cheap labor.

  • Phillybruh

    You have to want to work in a chicken plant, now they have to hire Americans and pay them 15 bucks an hour and give them health insurance . KFC just raised their prices.

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    More jobs for actual Americans ?????

  • KarmaBackAround

    Thats why they hiring them for cheap labor! So Now you gotta hire legals n legals, oh we know our worth! We want our coin! We'll do the work jus pay fairly

  • Phillybruh

    or medical schools, talk about overstaying your visa!

  • TheWildChild

    Exactly ? ....you know what ? it wouldn't surprise me if the plants/company called ICE their damn selves cause they refuse to pay the anticipated wage hike of $15hr.

  • Around the world

    ? Those same jobs are the ones that Americans won't even show up to.
    Here's a lesson for you.

    In 2011, North Carolina needed 6,500 farmworkers. ONLY 268 legal Americans applied. 245 were hired, but ONLY 163 showed up to the first day. Worse, only 7 lasted until the end of the growing season.

    So migrant workers aren't taking your jobs, they're doing jobs you would NEVER do. So this country needs them. Period.

  • No Love Lost

    ?? Exactly. And meanwhile, they're not going after those illegal European immigrants.

  • EMILY POST

    Hopefully the plant was fined for hiring illegals.

  • Junkanoo

    Americans do not want to do those jobs why do you think they hire immigrants the immigrants are also more reliable and show up for work

  • EMILY POST

    Mississippi is the poorest state they could find people to do those jobs they may not want to but they can is it glamorous no .but Americans can. Temporary work permits maybe if it’s something seasonal.

  • Ghetto Real Name
  • Nophace

    Shouldn't have dignified their comment with a response.

  • EMILY POST

    Why not a temporary work permit for seasonal work ? Sorry but people worked in fields prior to illegal immigration.
    The problem is the illegal part.

  • Bass

    Thank you!! Talking about send them back. Meanwhile farmers are losing money because their crops are dying, because they're
    sending these people back, and these lazy ass Americans won't do the jobs because it's back breaking, and below them.

  • Renee26

    There will be a delay in y'all getting y'all processed food now

  • Renee26

    Yes they do...

  • Renee26

    These aren't migrant workers they're factory workers

    Your point is moot

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Different crops grow during different seasons. So that gets messy. Basically it never becomes just seasonal. If I'm a farmer here in NC I grow more than one thing almost guaranteed.

    Also the last one is hard For farmers to adhere too. Wages &Working conditions part.

    To qualify for H-2A nonimmigrant classification, the petitioner must:

    *Offer a job that is of a temporary or seasonal nature.
    Demonstrate that there are not enough U.S. workers who are able, willing, qualified, and available to do the temporary work.

    *Show that employing H-2A workers will not adversely affect the wages and working conditions of similarly employed U.S. workers.

  • EMILY POST

    If only they fought as hard for their sons and daughters and their own communities.

  • Around the world

    The ignorance. Please don't talk too much, because you're revealing your single digit IQ.

    That being said, you're not even worth the discourse.

    *Blocked.

  • Kylla Williams

    i live in chicago its plenty of ppl that get passed over for the illegals. not cuz they won't work but because they'll work for less than minimum wage while the legals want all their money. that's whats going on. then the're are the legals with establishments and guess who the won't hire, u got it their illegal friends and family even tho marcus and sheila are beyond qualified.

  • Kylla Williams

    no its that americans want their full pay. these workers are working for at least $2 below the pay for the position.

  • EMILY POST

    So the excuse is because it’s hard for the farmers and it’s messy.
    They benefit from the lack of structure. the AG department knows what it’s doing and what they don’t tell the public is they give grants and everything for these groups to purchase housing etc and become more in grained in the communities then those on public assistance. Imjs

  • EMILY POST

    It’s the liberal lie.. sounds good though?????

  • Sha

    Because they pay them $2.00 per hour.

  • Sha

    Hello

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Poultry processing is considered the same as farming here in NC. it all falls under and is regulated by our NC State Department of Agriculture

  • LeeSeeCee

    My cousin posted this on his FB page.. Nothing but truth but had folks riled up.. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6c68722cb6e7ea03c5cf0558a6d1fcbe5a0facd25da31b594bb2756f16bbe3ce.jpg

  • Kylla Williams

    sorry this has nothing to do with racism. they had a hearing and they knew they had to leave they didn't. a law is a law we can't decide which ones we gonna follow and which ones we're gonna dismiss.

  • Bass

    ? It's painful how stupid some people are.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    She's not stupid.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Exactly but they will rather cry and say their business is suffering because they can’t dill those positions or because they gotta raise their wages so now they ain’t got no money Chile just watch I love
    How these people be asking for stuff to be mean and spiteful and it blows up in their face for example they wanna tell black ppl to go back from where they came can you imagine what will happen to this country and economy if all black ppl got together and decided on a certain date to up and leave businesses would shit down same day ?

  • Keyshia Ray

    Unpopular opinion I am sure but they are here illegally. So they can do whatever but I have to go by the rules? I don't think so.

  • EMILY POST

    Yes different crops grow in different seasons! Lol ? exactly. Machines do a lot of the work now so it’s not as many farm workers needed. I was watching at the ag show a machine that shakes and vibrates fruit off trees and they bragged on how much of the workforce it was going to cut back.

    So your argument is. The majority of the illegals coming into this country your saying are going to farms to work? You sure ? is that the story from the late 2000s or is that 1980s and 70s talking points ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    True but hell they ain’t gone be working or hardly eating or seeing their family where they are headed

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Tis what I thought! Now I wanna know if those companies will be fined

  • Kylla Williams

    they be forgetting that part. they can pay them a crumb on the penny and who they gon complain too. they can over work them no overtime pay and all.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    You asked why not seasonal. Seasonal becomes year round here and in other states big on AG.

  • No Love Lost

    You all are talking about it's the law. Wasn't Slavery a law. Simply put, this is heart wrenching and inhumane.

  • Junkanoo

    As if most Americans aren't going to work countless hours for jobs paying $8 or less if that were the case they would already be working those chicken factory jobs

  • Ghetto Real Name

    This came from the US Govt website ma'am on what it takes to employ H-2A Temporary Agricultural Workers

  • cristalle1

    In Canada we have migrant workers that come here LEGALLY and perform seasonal farm work. They are not illegal. Many people spend 10 years or more waiting for their legal papers the right way. They need to speed up processing and maybe then more will follow the rules.

  • Kylla Williams

    america is not the only place with immigration law. they can get their paperwork to be here, they don't. years ago here in chicago our governor was helping them get illegal driver's licenses and they were getting fake ssn and ID"s its so much that goes into it. try moving to another country without proper paperwork, same outcome.

  • Kylla Williams

    if they are they're stupid cuz minimum wage is more that $11

  • Cheese eggs

    America was built on cheap/ free labor. The powers that be will continue to look for ways to pay workers less. If not the undocumented....then who is next?

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Man.. I know Tip Top here in Georgia was Short like a sumbish today..

  • Ghetto Real Name

    The current Mississippi minimum wage is $7.25 (Federal, no state minimum)

    Good luck paying an immigration attorney to help getting you legal on those crumbs too

  • Cheese eggs

    Who's begging? trump says that their a lots of jobs out there. Why work in a bloody stinky nasty chicken shack?

  • Bass

    So with illegals being deported, why are farmers still complaining that they can't find enough people to fill the jobs? I mean where are those Americans who are complaining that their jobs are being taken?

  • Lovechild

    They need to come to California with that they are out here trying to discriminate against black people and everything acting like a real assholes so I don’t have much sympathy right here.

  • ALLMINE?

    Mexicans are nice in Nj.

  • ALLMINE?

    They broke the law..

  • Lovechild

    Good for you. Some are nice out here most tried to be white adjacent and throw shade to black people I’ve had to complain about a lot of them.

  • ALLMINE?

    I've heard.. theyre really polite here. Everywhere

  • MsSapphire9800

    Of course they are nice up North..they have to fit in where they can because NY and NJ is a melting pot. They can not do what they do in the city like they can in small towns in the South. Some of them are very rude to black people and quick to ask those dumb stereotype questions.

  • ALLMINE?

    Really? Lol my cuban friend said that they used to shit on Mexicans like 20 years ago. Now they got resources and don't got time for nobody.??

  • Lovechild

    A lot of them into retail be acting wacky. I call managers and Yelp their asses. One clerk, a Mexican guy dark skin & jerry curl had a nerve to say he didn’t have to be nice to “people like me” I went way above his head. His ass got fired. They totally be trying it out here in California!!

  • Indies beauty

    My oppinion is a unicorn here but this is saddening and heartbreaking. Hispanics are not the only face of immigration. I'm a US citizen but I can relate to this on a personal level. I wish everyone the best and I hope families and individuals can cope effectively because its stressful when your in immigration proceedings.

    Also tired of hearing they broke the law. Yeah by entering illegally but so what? Half of yall do illegal stuff on the daily. And the majority of individuals with this status are law abiding, hard workers for their families. Maybe because I'm carribean and see it from a different perspective but I wished ppl were empathetic and understanding of their situation. They are already here. Where will they go? just my two cents.

  • Just Me

    Bye! Come legally! It’s not hate it is FACTS????

  • Kylla Williams

    u are correct ppl do illegal things everyday and when caught they pay the consequences just as they are. i don't feel sorry for none of them. they were informed of the outcome no different than someone jumping bail. when u know the consequences it is not a shock when i catches up with u. now go to mexico and try to establish a life there without proper paperwork and see what happens. try sweden ireland austrailia. depending on where u go u might go to jail.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Yes...they move into small towns setup their communities...(which is full of crime by their own people) but quick to down Blacks. They identify themselves with white folks not seeing that they only want to use them like they used us during slavery.

  • Chhzz

    Loo. Ok. Judt saying if you black like I am it's just interesting you would say that.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Yall « immigrants stole my job » heaux better line up and fill them 600 jobs. And those of you playing the im black idgaf card, remember that when they come for your behind next and no im not talking about the racism you know im saying when they done with the mexicans theyll look for where to dump yall at. Ktse then

  • KarmaBackAround

    Okayyyyy! Say that!

  • T Willis

    Yep. We next...

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    How one group can sit by while another suffer i will never understand. If trymp win 2020 ninjas are going back to africa regardless of their opinions but you git black republicans. Tuh

  • A.P. Millz-CT

    ????? Be that as it may “ bye” ?????

  • T Willis

    T H A N K Y O U

    Black ppl just do not comprehend this. I don’t know if they never read history - or don’t remember what this country looked like before the 70s-80s Immigrant explosion. Yt ppl were hanging mfers from trees and daring black ppl to say a mfer word about it. With more brown ppl who shared our struggles and discrimination from yt ppl, we were stronger and had a growing/powerful ally. Just wait until they move a few hundred thousand more immigrants and watch how much more bold yt folks become. Just watch. Them yt folks feared the Hispanic community because they saw how fast they were growing and how many of them were dating/marrying blacks. This is all guerrilla warfare. It’s a shame blacks aren’t smarter ?????

  • CardiB’sAbs

    You mean *there are. The unemployment rate for black folks in MS is twice as high as that of white folks-the unemployed are begging for jobs. I didn’t say they HAD to work there, this is a free country but there are complaints that there are not enough jobs. So why turn your nose up at this work when you’re unemployed and unwilling to do what it takes to bring home a check. Da fuck ?????

  • T Willis

    Black ppl have always had allies. Read the black history books again.

  • Indies beauty

    "Now go to Mexico " If its too difficult to understand not all immigrants are Mexican, then lets agree to disagree.

  • T Willis

    The natives lost this land to yt ppl. Yt ppl own this shit & they are making sure that nobody takes it back.

  • T Willis

    On CNN they had this young Hispanic-yt kid speak about the shooting in El Paso, and I loved how he said that Trump needs to speak on the growing yt terrorists. That was the first time that I had heard yt ppl referred to as domestic terrorist - on CNN! Lol

  • T Willis

    We have to vote. That’s the only way to regulate these companies.

  • indano

    The pay is OK. The company saves by not offering benefits.

  • Junkanoo

    Cheers ! Some of these people love to counter attack just for the heck of it it seems if your opinion isn't aligned with their opinion then they want to argue and fight endlessly as if it's mandated we all think alike and share the same prespectives.

  • T Willis

    I completely agree!!!

  • T Willis

    Makes no sense

  • Cheese eggs

    Yep. There are a LOT of undocumented Italians, Irish and English people living and working in N.Y......they don't seem scared at all

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    SO WHAT!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Who's WE?

  • Xsjado

    People screaming I ain’t got no job better be there like YESTERDAY.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Y'all scared for nothing! Any nobody going back to no Africa unless they are illegal. Bye with this misleading mess!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    PERIOD!

  • gellie

    Using cheap labor is major link in their business model. Don't be surprised if this and other factories using illegal labor pack up and move. These types of businesses have ZERO interest in using legitimate labor. They like workers who can't complain and report dangerous conditions or anything else that cost money.

  • T Willis

    I’m sure Hispanics thought the same thing 5-10 years ago when they were bragging about being the most fast growing minority in the U.S. I’m sure they never thought that some bigoted President would come along and force them into concentration camps and displacing their children. ?

  • T Willis

    Haha! You got jokes... ?

  • dontgetblocked

    We good! They brought us here and worked us to death. Yeah, we're at the bottom of the totem pole but we're US citizens.

  • Sandyb1117

    Well the focus is supposed to be on illegal immigration, not telling American citizens of color to get out of the country or calling the police on black people for no reason. Its only a matter of time for them to go back to bothering everybody they feel don't belong here.

  • dontgetblocked

    I have my documents. Born and raised in the good ole US. I'm good!

  • T Willis

    I try to be cordial to Hispanics cause we all got the same struggle.... BUT hunty in Florida and Cali ????? I legit almost came to blows with these mouthy Hispanic bishes smh... whew! I understand the anger that blacks have toward Hispanics, but we gotta stay focus and look at the bigger picture. ?????

  • dontgetblocked

    They knew they were illegal. I know some illegals from several countries. They know they can sent back at any time.

  • A J

    Lo info mofo

  • dontgetblocked

    600 factory jobs in Mississippi? Hell yeah, those folks will snatch up those jobs. That's a depressed state.

  • dontgetblocked

    I've lived in rural areas where there were migrant workers and they're far different than a factory worker. There are a lot of families, daycare and schools set up for children and lot of government assistance. These people move from state to state primarily in groups. Whereas factory workers are individuals who have jumped a fence, got some illegal documents and landed a job in a factory that's willing to look the other way.

  • dontgetblocked

    Irish men are rolling into the US. One of the most popular birth names is Liam which means William. They just waltz on in and procreate.

  • Renee26

    I don't know where you live but where I'm at there is no shortage of people who work minimum wage jobs that are natural born citizens

  • dontgetblocked

    Won't even learn the damn language. How am I in America choosing between English and Spanish.

  • Renee26

    Ok, thanks for letting me know. We had a meat processing plant in my state which was my step mother's first job they made hot dogs and bologna and she's black as hell and work with a whole bunch of other black folks too.

    A lot of people are willing to work warehouse and factory jobs besides just illegal aliens. So I will never understand why the first thing people always say when it comes to immigration issues is, well who else is going to do the jobs cause lazy Americans don't want to do them.

    That's just not true

  • A J

    Once the illegals financially drain all our economic resources... welfare queens will have no choice but to do those jobs.

  • Renee26

    Yeah bich you doing good blocking me cuz you sure didn't want to see what I was going to say back to you. I got some time today.

    Don't none of you ignorant bitchez blocking me hurt my feelings one bit umm kaaaaay

  • Harley

    Where’s this same energy

    for the European immigrants all over NYC?

    Let’s not forget whites were not citizens when they colonized, raped and pillaged this land

  • Everie James

    When will white people pay?

  • Everie James

    Whites have a history of it

  • Everie James

    Because they know

  • A J

    Stay on topic.... not talking about kneegrows today we talking about illegal aliens.

  • Li-Wright

    who lost their immigration appeals and were given final deportation orders to leave - but they never left the country.
    I agree that those who have been given final orders need to go. However, theres an easy answer to all this. (this is long)
    1- 600 people is a lot of people to deport and the city will have 600 less taxpayers, grocery shoppers, and kids in school.
    2 - the Employer should be fined.

    Those who were detained should be fined, given an application to re-apply for their job and given a "temporary work permit" application, pay the application fine; go before a judge who will decide should they stay in the US. Not ICE. The companies need these workers and if they have good work records, they should be given a temporary work permit. Too bad the STATES can't override the Feds & Ice in these matters.

  • Li-Wright

    A lot of Arabs too.

  • Everie James

    Clown

  • A J

    He was hispanic

  • Everie James

    Exactly

  • Everie James

    Facts

  • Li-Wright

    Those companies and factories can't find enough Americans to fill those dirty nasty jobs. Have you seen the video on what they do in those factories?

  • A J

    Welp! whyte boy surrendered hands all up in the air
    & face all in the concrete.

  • Li-Wright

    There are a lot of Arabs and Africans driving cabs and working in stores. They were brought over by their relatives to help with the business.
    We have 7-11s and after they deported the Middle East workers who were working steady, they had a revolving door of cashiers. Every time I go in that 7-11 there's a different cashier. Nobody stays. So they depend on their relatives to help him.

  • Li-Wright

    Give me a Mexican to repair and fix my house :)

  • Everie James

    Yup

  • Everie James

    And the killer colonizer whites?

  • MoneyMillz

    Asian also

  • MoneyMillz

    Yup

  • A J

    Koch Foods Salaries
    Job Title Salary
    Quality Assurance Line Technician salaries - 2 salaries reported $12/hr
    Truck Loader salaries - 2 salaries reported $12/hr
    QA Tech salaries - 2 salaries reported $12/hr
    Production Line salaries - 2 salaries reported $10/h

  • Chhzz

    No. My degree in medicine

  • Chhzz

    Yes yes my bad...I like the way you said Kneegrows better

  • MoneyMillz

    Nobody trying to bomb your trailer

  • T Willis

    Yeah but some of them are legal and are being swept up in media propaganda. Not to mention the fact that the yt immigrants ain’t panicked or worried about being sent anywhere, just the brown ones...

  • MoneyMillz

    How do you know

  • Hazel

    Good riddance. Simple solution for the kids....take them with you!

  • MoneyMillz

    Speak for yourself

  • Around the world

    Exactly. I don't have the tolerance for stupidity and argumentative ignorance. I just block them.

  • TransMichelle

    WTF are you writing about? New York is a sanctuary state. The Demoncrats who dominate the state Assembly passed a bill making New York a “sanctuary state. The majority of "illegals" come from Mexico then Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, China, India, Philippines, South Korea, Ecuador, and Columbia. Do you see Norway or Denmark on the dam list? Chile Bye
    https://media1.giphy.com/media/3oFzmmX8weSxudICHe/giphy.gif

  • A J

    Let's be honest.. Whytee does lots of dirt.... however....US is the greatest country in the world. Folks from all over the are breaking laws and dieing to come here. Reminds me of Color Purple: “Shug like honey and now I's just like a bee. Must follow her everywhere, wanna go where she go.

  • Chhzz

    ?

  • Chhzz

    Like what white people said about blacks in the day? Stop it. Any kid unloved or without direction can lead down a bad path. We are just like them
    In fact they got there civil rights before us. It was the Cuban community in the 30s in Florida that started the civil right marches. We are one

  • Chhzz

    If your folks came in cargo ships did they jump the line?

  • Chhzz

    They setting it up now. Trump filling courts with wicked judges. The supreme court is almost done too.

  • Chhzz

    You are not a real citizen only an amendment. A few votes u a slave. Stop it. Better read the constitution and see what trump doing to the courts.
    Pot calling the kettle....

  • Chhzz

    Ok....Keep sleeping and not reading g

  • EMILY POST

    America has been looking the other way... This is the first time in my lifetime America has ever even mentioned Immigration and reform on a national level. You see the resistance and all the lies we hear its so ridiculous.

  • Chhzz

    A lot of them was claiming they white too even voted for trump and Bush. Ok see what self hatred gets u

  • A J

    JOE LEGAL vs. JOSE ILLEGAL

    You have two families: "Joe Legal" and "Jose Illegal". Both families have two parents, two children, and live in California .

    Joe Legal works in construction, has a Social Security Number and makes $25 per hour with taxes deducted.

    Jose Illegal also works in construction, has NO Social Security Number, and gets paid $15 cash "under the table".

    Ready? Now pay attention...

    Joe Legal: $25 per hour x 40 hours = $1000 per week, or $52,000 per year. Now take 30% away for state and federal tax; Joe Legal now has $31,231.

    Jose Illegal: $15 per hour x 40 hours = $600 per week, or $31,200 per year. Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now has $31,200.

    Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance with limited coverage for his family at $600 per month, or $7,200 per year. Joe Legal now
    has $24,031.

    Jose Illegal has full medical and dental coverage through the state and local clinics at a cost of $0 per year. Jose Illegal still has $31,200.

    Joe Legal makes too much money and is not eligible for food stamps or welfare. Joe Legal pays $500 per month for food, or $6,000 per
    year. Joe Legal now has $18,031.

    Jose Illegal has no documented income and is eligible for food stamps and welfare. In California, the average payment per household in 2009 was $728.77 per month for welfare and $348.52 per month for food stamps. Jose Illegal now has $44,127.48.

    Joe Legal pays $1,200 rent per month, or $14,400 per year. Joe Legal now has $9,631.

    Jose Illegal receives a $500 per month federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out that $500 per month, or $6,000 per year. Jose Illegal still

    has $ 44,127.48.

    Joe Legal pays $200 per month, or $2,400 for insurance. Joe Legal now has $7,231.

    Jose Illegal says, "We don't need no stinkin' insurance!" and still has $44,127.48.

    Joe Legal has to make his $7,231 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.

    Jose Illegal has to make his $44,127.48 stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what he sends out of the country every month..

    Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or gets a part time job after work.

    Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to enjoy with his family.

    Joe Legal's and Jose Illegal's children both attend the same school. Joe Legal pays $2.95 each for his children's lunches while Jose Illegal's children get a government sponsored lunch. Jose Illegal's children have an after school ESL program. Joe Legal's children go home.

    Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the same police and fire services, but Joe paid for them and Jose did not pay.

    Do you get it, now?

    If you vote for or support any politician that supports illegal aliens...You are part of the problem!

    It's way PAST time to take a stand for America and Americans!

  • Chhzz

    Many been here since birth. They just much an American as I an

  • Li-Wright

    154 students have been absent from school.

  • Li-Wright

    You know. We're going to need immigrants and their children to take care of the elderly and disabled. Almost all the Africans in my building are CNA and work in nursing homes. Some of them are nannies.

  • Overpower Radio

    Look how they do though. Black cops patrol Black communities with the same hostility of a racist white cop. Here they got Latino cops deporting Mexicans. Wow.

  • A J

    Other way around...they are the majority minority, therefore, they will rule over us.

  • Lovechild

    Sorry but I don’t fall for the people of color bullshit. Their struggle isn’t my struggle their blues isn’t my blues. I refuse to advocate for them in anyway. I’m out here in California for a long time and I see how they treat black people most of the time.

    Now there is good and bad in every race but too many Hispanics try to be white adjacent and they do that on the backs of giving black people hell. We have a Mexican handyman he is good he’s a cool dude all right but the majority of them they’re on their own.

  • A J

    Tim Berners-Lee also known as TimBL, is an English engineer and computer scientist, best known as the..... inventor..... of the World Wide Web. LOL...Whytee made it possible for folks to talk mad shyt on his shyt.

  • No Love Lost

    One of your blog friends just corrected you. So why are you insisting on being loud and wrong?

  • A J

    Leave them asian be. Who's gonna do ya'll nails & feet... and ya know you need your weaves.

  • MsSapphire9800

    First of I know my history and I know we had allies...whites...jews...and others.

  • No Love Lost

    Exactly!

  • Rhondalousey

    Its about time the started with it, now come to DC next.

  • Rhondalousey

    Who care, get them out first.

  • Rhondalousey

    And in DC. Some black people have to live in the ghetto while they come uptown and get the nice houses with no damn job and a bunch of kids.

  • Rhondalousey

    Oh well fuuck them....next.

  • Rhondalousey

    They are the welfare queens!

  • Rhondalousey

    I think not.

  • Rhondalousey

    Send their ass back, no if and or butts.

  • Rhondalousey

    And? Youre still dumb.

  • No Love Lost

    I'm sorry, I don't speak uneducated cunt. You have a good night though.

  • TheRealTW

    Precisely. The immigrants do not join unions and do not understand US labor laws.

  • TheRealTW

    Those are low salaries. Yes, the cost of living here in the south is lower but those are piss poor wages right there.

  • TheRealTW

    Federal minimum wage is $7.45

  • TheRealTW

    I live in North Carolina. Most of our farmland is in the eastern part of the state and that area is dirt poor. So poor that some counties do not have hospitals.

    How are the people going to apply for a job when they have no transportation to apply let alone work on the farm?

  • TheRealTW

    Migrants get more welfare than citizens. They get it more easily too.

    Don't forget, according to government statistics caucasians are the major welfare recipients.

  • Bass

    Girl, ironically that's the same thing these whites are saying when cops are killing innocent blacks.

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    ice aint shit

  • okiseethisthatdumbshit

    those asians doing nails and feet are slaves for the ikuuza

  • Chhzz

    What does this have to do with my friends who have been here since birth? Hell I can drive to North Carolina and see similar stuff. Let's not condemn all for the actions of some.

  • Harley

    Naw that’s not true he took the credit but a black man created the web. And I could care less about one white man who created anything when most of the things we use in everyday life were created by black people

  • Harley

    Yep they allow them to come here on visas... have babies... the passport office in my city literally makes the most lonely off Chinese paying for passports for their newborns. Any given day there are up to 40 to 50 win newborn babies like 2 days old getting passports

  • Bushbabe

    You wouldn't allow a squater to live in your house. So why should America make allowances for people who have effed up parents. Yes deport them and send them back so the can come through a port of entry or claim asylum. This is not a Banana REPUBLIC. The voted for effed up people and what to come here and repeat it. No let them lie in the bed they are and make better choices.

  • Bree

    ??????And those are illegal migrants.

    (When trying to check someone goes wrong.)

    Smh, i'm embarrassed for you.

  • Around the world

    Lol I'm telling you. Dumber than a bag of rocks.

  • Maxima

    Because they need someone to speak Spanish.

  • Maxima

    How do you know they pay taxes? Kids in school: a burden on our school resources. Grocery shoppers: many buy things from mostly bodegas and food markets.

  • Maxima

    I don't know about NYC, but they are doing raids in the Boston, MA area for Irish/Welsh/British illegals.

  • Hazel

    Just because they've flocked to a career niche doesn't mean they aren't replaceable. Besides if you can't speak English, you shouldn't be caring for anyone, least of all the elderly.

  • Maxima

    They can't find people to work below minimum wage and without benefits and vacation and without OSHA regulations.

  • Maxima

    Until they get caught drunk driving or beating their wives or molesting their kids. Child Protective Services can do a lot of damage to white folks too.

  • Maxima

    Sad, but illegals don't get to change the laws in this country. Being born in the US makes you a citizen. It is the amendment that gave former US slaves their citizenship. And you all want to water that down??

    If a person enters this country illegally, they better always be prepared to leave at a moment's notice. Unlawful entry is a federal crime. full stop. period. Borders are for our own protection. You think a majority immigrant (African/Asian/Arab/Latino) will treat black folks any better than the ruling white majority??? Every black person born in USA better be for air tight borders.

  • FakeNeanderthal Jesus

    how about you exit to the dam caves you came from!!!

  • FakeNeanderthal Jesus

    Good I love Africa Ghana here I come

  • FakeNeanderthal Jesus

    Nothing is bad about most of Africa!! just stop it
    you anti Africa now
    it's beautiful over there.
    Don't believe everything Fox news says.
    Scared of the motherland.Stupid sh!t!!!

  • City girl

    What are you even saying. They're still migrant workers.

  • chan chan

    Not my fight. I can’t just go live in Canada illegally even though I considered it but I can’t so, oh well.

  • JENNYJONES1

    WELL GET READY TO PAY HIGHER FOOD COST FOR WHATEVER FOOD THEY WERE PROCESSING. DAMN........JENNY JONES!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    WELL LET'S SEE HOW MANY U.S. CITIZENS FLOCK TO THOSE PLANTS FOR THE NEWLY VACATE JOB OPENINGS BET IT'LL BE ZERO........JENNY JONES!!!

  • Cannelle

    This is right.

    Make good pay, benefits and sanitary conditions, and you can find Americans to do it.

    These companies just want to bring us all down in the gutter.

  • Cannelle

    Exactly right.

  • A J

    LOL... true

  • Cannelle

    Americans used to do the work - then the working conditions and pay went back to being horrible with deregulation of laws that had lifted Americans (children too) out of those type of working conditions in the first place. These companies found that they could skirt inspections and offer peanuts for pay, if they had a steady stream of workers who would accept that - i.e. people who are living outside of the law (in the shadows).

    Allow better working conditions and HIGHER PAY+ BENEFITS, like other factors do around the country (I am reminded of Kraft in Illinois whose workforce includes Americans), and you will see more Americans go back to these jobs. The "Americans are lazy" is tired, and often used to force Americans to allow themselves to be exploited, just to prove a point.

    Of course, there are Americans who are lazy, but they aren't taking any kind of job if they can avoid it. Also, there are "lazy" people of all nationalities; here in Europe, most of the people who do manual labor ARE NOT French, German or British - they tend to be from eastern Europe (Europe's Mexicans) or Portuguese.

    But the real issue is that these companies are allowed to exploit the vulnerable and we help them by buying their products.

  • Cannelle

    Don't forget the Polish in Chicago and northern IL.

  • Junkanoo

    Preach!

  • Junkanoo

    They also need tv's ,shoes, computers, clothes, appliances all of which are taxed illegal are indeed paying into a system they can't collect from their taxed dollars actually help the very Americans who want to round them up an lock them up in concentration camps .

  • lala

    poor thing. you sound so ignorant. you mean white people will treat you better than an African? at least an african will only talk bad about you behind your back. much better than getting stigmatised, shot at and reported to the police which is what white people do to you all the time, you COON ass mf

  • the guest

    One of the illegals immigrant advocates write an article giving her advice to illegals being deported. And her advice to me made the most sense. #1 advice, she told them TAKE YOUR KIDS WITH YOU. Because these illegals having using their kids as pawns for many years. You NEVER leave your kids. Be in Mexico as a family then come to the US legally as a family.

  • the guest

    I read that there is an OVERFLOW of agriculture jobs in the US. A migrants worker rights website did a study. They said poor whites stay on those jobs for a few weeks, poor blacks a few months, but by the year's end only mexicans remained. Poor whites and blacks prefer to be without the job and retain benefits rather than picking produce. Work is work right? But not everyone is willing to do the work mexicans are willing to do.

  • Nurse Nia

    I totally agree with you; and anyone who can’t read between the lines can have a nice a day. No arguments here.

  • Nurse Nia

    Thank you! You better tell em, we got our paper work lol

  • Hazel

    My ancestors built this country . Since I can show lineage as far back as the mid 1700's, I think I'll stay put and fight for my kids' legacy. Come here legally, or GO HOME.

  • Hazel

    Maybe then the owners will be forced to raise the pay! This is a capitalist country, not a socialist one.

  • Hazel

    Exactly. They're called anchor babies because they THINK they can avoid deportation if they have one. That's why they are now the largest minority. And guess what, they are replacing blacks in head start programs and colleges because of this ridiculous fascination with 'first generation ' status. When those kids come of age, they will usurp blacks' political leverage.

  • Hazel

    They are using our schools and infrastructure. Their kids are using our welfare services..they are stealing more than their share.

  • Hazel

    Maybe now the teachers can focus on teaching and not translating...

  • Hazel

    Maybe by socialization, not by LAW if they weren't born here.

  • Junkanoo

    America has over 300 million people but the babyboomers are a huge generation and many are getting ready to retire there are already not enough therapist for people who need therapy , a lot of professions are having a hard time finding workers. With climate change intensifying and not enough skilled workers there are is a lot of negative karma coming our way it's already happening a divided racists energy hangs over the country

  • Ayeola George

    kids actually learn languages very quickly.. which is why you will find them doing the translation for their parents. Don't be so judgemental

  • Ayeola George

    what political leverage? How many blacks are voting? and Im not talking about the president... I mean from city council up? Im sure the percentage is very low... focus should be on getting blacks who are here now, to be more active in the political landscape

  • Junkanoo

    Do you know how crappy the quality of American schools are compared to other countries doesn't rank that high if anything it's duming people down who cares if they use our failing school system its shit anyway

  • Look@m3

    Wow 2nd interesting comment section this week. Way to go Sandra....you on it this week!

  • Look@m3

    Wow..In Atlanta they stay to themselves. This is so interesting to read about how they are in LA vs NY. I swear, they stay to themselves here in Atlanta. Interesting...

  • Look@m3

    WOW....Im so shocked! Here I am thinking they could never possibly think they are better than us. This is crazyyy

  • Look@m3

    Now Im wondering why they didn't show up yesterday to clean my house. Now I have to make time to clean up around 2 toddlers https://media1.giphy.com/media/fY9Lv8XgveSg8/giphy.gif

  • Look@m3
  • Li-Wright

    ^^ Preach!

  • Li-Wright

    When you're sick and dying you don't care who's taking care of you. When you die, you don't know who's embalming you.

  • Look@m3

    I sometimes wonder about this tho…..people who have served time that can not get a job at Popeyes or burger king. Are they willing to leave the city to go and work on a farm? And will those farms hire people with a criminal background. I don't know the answers but I just wonder......I don't know if many people are willing to leave a city to live in a rural area for a job even tho I know there is a need.

  • Li-Wright

    They pay income taxes. They pay consumer taxes. That all helps their local economy and supports the school system. You just removed over 100 students and 400 working parents. You do the math.

  • Look@m3

    I was wondering about this. Like I don't know many people that want to live in rural areas not because its poor but for the simple fact that its a rural area. Like I hate traveling to SC for family reunions, funerals or random trips so I know I wouldn't be any good working and living there.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    Production Line salaries - 2 salaries reported $10/h
    ^^^^^^^
    Far as illegals this is the only job I see them doing up at the chicken plant. Possibly that truck loader gig. A lot dont read and write well enough, even in their native langauge (a lot dont finish past elementary school) for a QA role.

  • Ghetto Real Name

    No. It is not. It varies by state. Its not across the board. I am not sure why yall dont get that.

    https://smallbiztrends.com/2019/01/minimum-wage-2019.html

  • Look@m3

    Black men with criminal backgrounds or any background don't get paid any money either. They can barely get a job...

  • Look@m3
  • Look@m3

    NOOOOO

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Thats where im going too. My bestie is from kumassi and she took me there three times. Beautiful. I cant believe they have black ppl believe africa is a jungle but them mfers have mansions on mansions on castles!!!

  • Hazel

    So you don't think it's important that they speak English? Pray tell how the elderly will communicate their needs? I have a hard time communicating my lawn needs. I couldn't imagine having to explaining medical issues in spanglish.

  • Hazel

    No one was willing to do what the slaves did either... but once that labor went away, the free market took hold, and people still got their damn cotton.

  • Hazel

    No one was willing to do what the slaves did either... but once that labor went away, the free market took hold, and people still got their damn cotton.

  • Hazel

    My point exactly. There's a direct correlation. Hard to teach when half the class needs translation.

  • Hazel

    True, but Hispanics are no substitute for the black vote. Their issues are not the same as ours. Nor will they support us when our interests don't converge.

  • Hazel

    Perhaps, but the quality of our kids' education shouldn't suffer while they climb the learning curve.

  • Junkanoo

    Speaking a second language actually helps people to learn better nor is the primary reason why the school system is having so many issues its usually the school administrators and the disconnent between the mandates out of Washington and the reality local school face. There a laundry list of problems not one primary issue.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I’m not sure about all that because there is a list of companies that hire felons and they get a tax break for doing so back in the day I would agree with this comment but things are slightly different I know a friend of the family that got out of prison doing like 7 years was in and out of jail his entire adult life he had no work history and he got hired at a company that taught him to drive the forklift within a few months of working there he was making about 17/hr I think he may have came in the door at like 15 or 16 he stayed there maybe a year and got a job at another company that was paying him more. Maybe it’s based on the area you live in but google companies that hire felons and there is a long list and they ain’t paying minimum wage. Which is why I don’t accept men giving that excuse I’m a felon and they ain’t even TRIED to look and see what’s out there there are even programs now that will allow felons to get a trade for free

  • TheRealTW

    I understand. For most of us, rural life is all we know. I live in a city but the area is still rural. I go to Raleigh, Durham, Atlanta, etc. and I feel like a fish out of water. People are not as polite and they dress differently too. Us country folk stick out like sore thumbs.

  • Look@m3

    Yeah it may depend on where you are. There are jobs that are available but I just don't believe that it pays enough and offer the hours needed. Most of them can work as movers or at car washes or in a kitchen somewhere. I agree, there should be no excuse for not getting a job even with a criminal background. I think I should have stated that I wonder if farmers and factories are willing to hire felons since everyone was saying nobody is willing to do the job. I was just wondering if these places related to this article are willing to hire felons.

  • Renee26

    My comment was regarding Americans not willing to work those type of jobs (factory/warehouse/minimum wage)

    Yes, there are jobs that are typically held by migrant workers. Those who move from town to town to help farmers. Of course the migrants who typically work those jobs aren't legal citizens... But those who work factory jobs are not limited to the migrant community.

    There are Americans that do and will work those factory jobs.

  • Renee26

    First of all save the insults. Secondly, nevermind. I've entertained you long enough. BYE Bree

  • Renee26

    First of all, I like when people share their points of views and can discuss a subject without going to insults... None of my "blog friends" come at me wrong. We can disagree and move on like adults.

    There are differences from state to state. In my state factory jobs are not reserved for migrant workers and working in food processing plants isn't considered migrant work. That is more on the farming side. Farmers have been struggling for years due to not only a shortage of help but a shortage of crops.

    Removing the illegal workers can open up for more opportunities for citizens to take on jobs that they've been denied because the positions were already filled. Ion care if they're Hispanic, African, Asian, German, or English... If they want to stay here they need to do it through the right channels.

    Also, removing them it can be done in a humanitarian way.

  • CaramelDream

    What about the employers that employed them? Aren't they breaking the law too?

  • Sherry Dauphine

    They bomb little black apartments and little homes "shrugs" And, I don't live in a trailer. lol

  • Sherry Dauphine

    White racist might as well accept hispanic racist, right?! lol

  • Lovechild

    As I said, out here in California it’s a different world. They hire each other and promote each other, etc. In my city they are the street drug dealers they ran off the black guys. They’ll come all the way up from Mexico as illegal aliens just to be petty street drug dealers it’s a mess you have to see it to believe it.

    Because Asians are the white adjacent out here and Hispanics aren’t especially now with Trump on their asses well then too many of them TRY to take their shit out on black people.

    At some of their restaurants if you go in there and you’re black they will blatantly discriminate against you.

    Sometimes you can just feel that funky nasty vibe that they think they’re better than you which of course is their own inferiority complex.

    Which is why I have no fucks to give about the raids.

  • Lovechild

    ICE is the shit. I take it you don’t live in California.

  • Lovechild

    Hazel you’re right. From a lot of the messages here obviously these folks don’t have a high Mexican immigrant population in their city or state.

  • CaramelDream

    When have the Asians been known for weaves? Talk what you know . . . ignorant ass

  • Xsjado

    Yes, I have. If I didn’t have a job and needed income, you bet my behind I would be there.

    A job is a job. I have no shame in working to support my family if that’s all that is out there. Money is money.

  • Indies beauty

    I know, people see immigration as black and white and there is sooo much gray area.

  • Look@m3

    Well thanks for sharing because I swear if I walked in a Mexican restaurant and felt discriminated I would be so damn confused!

  • Everie James

    Cool. But I'm a more concerned with the 1%. Even though I know that a lot of those brown folks are racist.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Chile they gone be will g to hire whoever they can get because I read and article and one place had to ship the chickens back out alive because they didn’t have anyone to run the machines they were short staffed had to close down parts of the plant

  • Bree

    Do better.

  • No Love Lost

    No, your blog friend corrected you. Secondly, try and grasp the word "Migrant". That being said, the information that I provided to you, is coming out of the MOUTHS of owners themselves, who have said that they are having a hard time filling jobs, and losing money because of the mass deportation.

  • City girl

    That's where you're from. But there are other places where that differs.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun! ??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun! ??

  • A J

    They sell weaves to ratchet azz, bald headed, no edges having bytches like you.

  • Maxima

    You stupid bitch. Stop misconstruing my comment to accommodate your bullshyte. As far as an African "only talking badly about you behind your back", how the f8ck do you think black folks got to the Western Hemisphere in the first place. My comment implies (to the educated, meaning not you) that other cultures have their racism/classism/sexism as well and will not automatically result in a racial utopia.

  • Maxima

    They pay business tax because they don't have a SSN so they get an ITN. They then take MANY DEDUCTIONS. You do the math!

  • yvette46

    I don't know any niggas but I know black people that at least speak English and in my comment I never brought up crime. So!!!

  • A J

    There is an Asian own beauty supply store on every corner nincompoop,

  • CaramelDream

    Ok troll

  • Chhzz

    I said what I said

  • Sherry Dauphine

    And, who exactly do you think is going to help you with the 1%? Don't be so stupid

  • Sherry Dauphine

    Go tell that to all those homeless blacks in LA who have been displaced by Illegal Mexicans.

    BLCK H0MLESSNESS IS RAMP4NT IN L.A. THE !LLEGAL IMMIGR@NTS ARE THRIVING ??
    https://youtu . be/aODQNgg2o3s?t=8

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Exactly... First of all .. AFRICANS CAME HERE AGAINST THERE WILL AND WERE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE... THESE fools swimming through swamps , sneaking in underground, ILLEGaLY smugglin themselves in a place that dont want them yet demanding benefits, and homes and care packages that they didn't work for... This is originallY THE NATIVEN/AMERICA INDIANS LAND..I DON'T WANNA GET INTO NO BACK AND FORTH ABOUT MY STATEMENT . SOME stupid Azz misinformed THAT don't know bout history will defend the madness that's going on while not realizing LEGAL BLACK FOLK NEED TO STEP OUT OF THIS FIGHT and get SOME get right and resume CLAIMING and further fighting for what was already fought for by our ROOTS!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    THAT PART!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Americans eat too much and throw food away at the same time. SOME Black folk have become so sadiity ,high falutant and LAZY (chk spelling) that they don't even COOK AT HOME AND FEED THEIR
    CHILDREN PROPERLY...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    THANK YOU...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    You are a POSTER AFTER MY HEART... KEEP IT COMING... I'M LOVING YOU!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    HURRUP AND COME HERE! MOUNT PLEASANT, COLUMBIA HEIGHTS NEED SOME ATTENTION !! GET ''M!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    WELP!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    TRANSLATION FOR THEIR PARENTS THAT NEED TO SITTIN IN A SCHO LEARNING ENGLISH.. MEANWHILE .. They resume playing dumb and house and encouraging their own culture to outsmart Americans

  • kboogie

    Speak the truth and shame the devil... ?

  • kboogie

    In that order.... ?

  • Wayup!

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