Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Illegals Doing Jobs US Citizens Want!

Noted by Moonbattery:

When federal agents descended on six meatpacking plants owned by Swift & Co. in December 2006, they rounded up nearly 1,300 suspected illegal immigrants that made up about 10% of the labor force at the plants.

But the raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents did not cripple the company or the plants. In fact, they were back up and running at full staff within months by replacing those removed with a significant number of native-born Americans, according to a report by the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS).

That was the most extreme example of what has become an increasingly common result of the raids: "They were very beneficial to American workers," according to Vanderbilt University professor Carol Swain.

A Wisconsin "name" was involved in the illegal-hires.

...in 2002, ConAgra sold its beef division to HM Capital Partners, a Dallas-based investment group, and Booth Creek Management, a Vail-based management firm headed by investor George Gillette Jr., for an estimated $1.4 billion.

Gillette was at one time involved with Packerland Packing and other Northern Wisconsin enterprises.

Gillette needed those cheap illegals to underwrite his other life.

George Gillette brought needed pizazz to Vail, Beaver Creek and the rest of the ski world. Dick Hauserman helped found Vail, and now he's our conscience and link to the pioneers through his books. Both were named this year to The Colorado Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame - a long overdue honor for each of these giants.

Gillett is still remembered fondly for being the friendly face greeting skiers at Vail back in the 1980s and early '90s, as well as encouraging major ski races in the States and building speedy quad lifts. He still has a hand in the ski biz, too, at the helm of Booth Creek Ski Holdings, which operates ski resorts from its Vail headquarters - the only ski company based in Vail.

Oh, well.

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