Tyson Responds To Rumors of Hiring Illegals Over Americans

(RightWing.org) – News outlets report daily on the problems surrounding President Joe Biden’s failed border security and immigration policies. However, they aren’t as quick to cover underlying contributing factors like corporate greed. Recent reports indicated that Tyson Foods, the world’s second-largest meat processor, responded to rumors it was hiring undocumented migrants instead of American workers.

On May 30, Newsweek published an article detailing Tyson executives’ latest effort to defend the company from the latest round of accusations involving the company’s alleged hiring practices, which included preferential treatment for illegal migrant workers over American citizens and immigrants with legal status.

A company spokesperson told the news outlet that “any insinuation” that Tyson would use discriminatory practices against Americans “to hire immigrant workers [was] completely false.” The company said Tyson currently employs roughly 120K people in the United States.

The spokesperson claimed management required them “to be legally authorized to work in this country.” The Tyson representative also said the company didn’t hire workers under 18 and “strongly opposed” illegal immigration.

Newsweek contacted Tyson Foods in response to a May 29 announcement from America First Legal (AFL) that it filed complaints against the company with the Justice Department (DOJ), Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and Iowa’s Civil Rights Commission (CRC).

Donald Trump’s former senior advisor, Stephen Miller, founded AFL shortly after the president left office to hold the Biden administration — and other rogue actors — accountable for any instances of alleged wrongdoing. Donald Trump’s former acting Attorney General, Matthew Whitaker, is one of the watchdog group’s strategists.

AFL’s complaints and the agencies notified included:

  • Iowa’s CRC: Allegations Tyson could be discriminating against American citizens and violating laws governing slaughterhouse operation and child labor statutes;
  • DOJ’s Office of Immigrant and Employee Rights Section: Alleged discrimination against American workers by Tyson;
  • EEOC: Claims of discrimination by company executives violating Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Additionally, AFL lawyers sent cease-and-desist letters to Tyson’s board of directors and CEO, demanding compliance with federal securities, immigration, and labor laws.

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