In an act of brazen, in-your-face, open borders activism, Koch Foods executives have sued the Trump administration for arresting its entire workforce made up of illegal aliens. We chronicled the arrest of those 680 foreign invader employees when the ICE raids happened last month, as well as crybaby DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan’s decision to let half of them go because there was no one at home to make mac n’ cheese for their anchor babies that same night.
Koch Foods tried to rehire a work force at a job fair, only to discover that hundreds of unemployed black Americans in Mississippi actually wanted those jobs when they were available.
Following in the longstanding Democrats-from-Mississippi tradition, Koch Food founder, billionaire Joseph Grendys, was infuriated at the thought of giving jobs to black Americans. So, he launched a lawsuit against the Trump administration to try to get his illegal aliens back. (Not really, but that’s pretty much what their case amounts to.)
The lawyers for Koch Foods say that the ICE raids on the chicken plants were illegal, because ICE had no reason to suspect that Koch Foods was employing hundreds of foreign workers. Oh, sure, that makes total sense.
Jefferson County, Mississippi, as of the 2010 census, has a population that is 86% black, 13% white and 0.4% Hispanic. So, it doesn’t look fishy at all that Koch Foods’ entire workforce was made up on non-English-speaking Mexicans and Guatemalans. Why would ICE suspect they were hiring illegal aliens? Nothing fishy about that!
Mississippi’s total Hispanic population statewide is about 2.9%. Maine, New Hampshire and West Virginia are the only three states in the US that have fewer Hispanics than that. Yet Koch Foods somehow magically managed to zero in on that tiny demographic and hire the illegal aliens as the bulk of its work force. They presumably had to hire a handful of Americans to work as Hispanic-English translators to manage their work force.
In one of the most hilarious aspects of the lawsuit filed against the Trump administration, Koch Foods alleges that because the raids were “illegal,” ICE should not be allowed to use any of the data collected from the chicken plant raids. That’s curious. What sort of employment, hiring or payroll data would Koch Foods not want the American people to see in court filings?
Koch Foods claims it had no knowledge that it was hiring illegal aliens. So… that means that all 680 illegal aliens were using stolen identities and stolen social security numbers to get jobs, right?
And what possible reason could they have for wanting to keep their payroll records sealed? It’s a chicken plant! Could it possibly be because they were paying at least part of their illegal alien workforce less than minimum wage? Skeptical minds want to know!
And if you’re of a mindset to think, “What’s the big deal? It was just a few hundred jobs at a chicken plant,” you haven’t been paying attention. If the allegations are true, then Koch Foods did very real harm to the communities in Mississippi where it was hiring illegal aliens instead of unemployed Americans.
Sure, it’s just a “chicken plant job,” but that job means the difference between food on the table for your kids and living on welfare dependency in an already-impoverished area. Hundreds of unemployed black Mississippians turned out to apply for those jobs when ICE suddenly created the job openings.
Without those jobs, you have rampant poverty in your community. That leads to crime, drugs, and all sorts of other social ills. It creates bitter resentment in people who start to think, “I can’t get a job because of my skin color.” And that’s a recipe for disaster.
But Koch Foods doesn’t seem to care about any of that. If they knowingly hired illegal aliens instead of Americans, then they were saving money on their bottom line. The fact that they’re still walking around free and filing a lawsuit against the Trump administration – and the American taxpayers by extension – tells you everything you need to know about our broken system.
Here’s another infuriating fact. In the last 12 months, the Department of Justice has only charged 11 employers with the crime of hiring illegal aliens over American workers. The executives at Koch Foods are not among those 11. Maybe if we started prosecuting more of the wealthy donor class that is giving jobs to illegal aliens, they’d start to get the message and hire Americans.