This month, ICE scored a major victory when they conducted the biggest workplace raid in over a decade. They arrested 680 illegal alien workers at food plants in Mississippi. Many of those workers had standing orders to leave the country. The employers are facing criminal charges. Now, the news is spreading to their neighbor in the South and this is happening.
Although the left-wing media won’t report it, illegal immigration continues to be a major problem in our country. President Trump has worked to move heaven and earth to secure our border. He’s gotten the support of Mexico and Central American countries. He’s secured National Guard troops to defend the border. And he’s erecting more of the wall at key areas like the Rio Grande Valley.
The only entity refusing to help Trump is our own Congress. Shameful.
But throughout our country there remain nearly 8 million illegal aliens. These “undocumented” immigrants are working in various jobs across America. Their presence takes jobs from Americans struggling to find work—and lowers wages in many industries (as non-union, illegal laborers are willing to work for next-to-nothing).
President Trump is working to turn that around. ICE made history this month when they raided food processing plants in Mississippi. Apparently, this Southern state had hundreds of illegal workers collecting pay checks at five companies. ICE arrested 680 illegal workers. This, even though Mississippi requires E-Verify, a system that requires workers provide their citizenship or right to work legally in the U.S.
The raids were a wake-up call to Americans. Illegal immigrant labor is being used in every corner of our country. And the president is not sitting back and taking this lightly. One neighboring state heard this loud and clear. And illegals are not sitting around waiting to be arrested.
Illegal workers fled a number of Georgia food processing plants this past week after highly-publicized raids by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency at five Mississippi plants.
This month, ICE agents conducted the largest workplace raid in more than a decade across five food processing plants in Mississippi, netting the arrests of 680 illegal aliens…
Those ICE raids, according to reports compiled by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (AJC), spurred illegal workers in Hall County, Georgia — where numerous food processing plants are located — to flee their jobs in fear that they could be arrested for illegally working in the country…
“Thursday’s walk-out is evidence of the presence of undocumented workers in those plants, Gonzalez said. “Without a doubt there are undocumented workers in Georgia’s agriculture industry. [Source: Breitbart]
That’s right. Knowing that Georgia plants would be next, illegal alien workers are fleeing left and right.
This news will only attract ICE to investigate. Those Georgia plants will be sorry they hired illegal workers instead of Americans. Now, they risk having to shut down plants because of a lack of workers—when they could have had citizens working there the whole time.
Liberals will try to spin this as a negative thing. “Aw, these poor workers are forced out of their jobs!” But keep in mind these are people who came to the U.S. illegally. They took jobs from Americans (many whom are minorities). Now, they are abandoning their jobs out of fear of ICE.
So yeah, not the best workforce, huh?
The fact remains that illegal immigration poses a serious threat to many Americans. We all know about the drug cartels, sex traffickers, and human smugglers that cross our border regularly. They bring death and crime into the country, with little resistance.
But illegal immigration also leads to lost wages, a shrinking jobs market, and greater poverty for Americans. It’s criminal that Democrats look the other way on illegal immigration, even though it directly impacts the many people they claim to put first: minority Americans and labor unions.
Yet today, you’ll see liberals putting non-Americans first in just about every policy. They turn cities and states into sanctuaries to protect criminal aliens. They want to spend your money to give illegal aliens free healthcare.
Maybe Democrats should start putting Americans first, see if that turns around their fortunes.
But I won’t hold my breath.