ICE has been raiding businesses, as they should to detain those that have come to this country illegally and gotten jobs without the proper work papers
Unfortunately these raids are going to have some long term systemic ramifications as this issue has been boiling over for decades.
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/201 ... sippi.html
In one of the poorest stares in the nation, the local economies are being devastated by the raids.
"The state’s largest agricultural product is chicken, and longtime residents say the arrival of Latino immigrants has filled classrooms, revived communities, and sustained local businesses. “If they removed every illegal in town, we’d be in big trouble,” Martha Rogers, the 76-year-old CEO of the Bank of Morton, told me earlier in the day, as she contemplated what might result from last week’s raids. “I’m for limiting who can come into this country. But people who are already here, who have jobs and are contributing? There should be some avenue for them to be legal.”
This small town is going to be devastated.
Some may argue that the jobs will be created elsewhere, but at what costs to the small communities?
Will the jobs even be in the US?
Are any of the managers facing criminal charges? To this point I see no indication that these companies are being penalized for the lax hiring oversight that obviously went into employing these folks.
Will these actions by ICE continue, further destroying rural american companies and the agricultural economies that depend on them?
it seems rather ironic, that the Administration that was elected to protect Rural Americans may ultimately destroy their livelihoods.