Coming right on the heels of the anger at Tyson’s Food for disrupting communities by bringing Somali refugees in large numbers to small American cities, comes the news that another big business has lost 100 Nepalese workers this week.
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — About 100 people who came from Nepal to work at a north Alabama factory seemingly vanished from a pair of apartment buildings, along with a lot of furniture and appliances, and can’t be located, officials said Tuesday.
Immigration agents are trying to determine what happened to the Nepalese workers, among hundreds brought to the United States to work at a DVD factory operated by Cinram Inc., said Lauren Bethune, a spokeswoman for the Alabama Department of Homeland Security.
“We do not in any way consider it a security threat, but we do think it is important,” she said.
The AP article goes on to say that the workers were part of a group of 1350 foreign workers brought to the Cinram plant. Missing along with the people are hundreds of thousands of dollars of furniture, TV sets, and kitchenware. The Homeland Security agent went on to say maybe they went home. Yeh right, they just loaded all the loot on commercial flights and headed back to Nepal! (Hat tip: Lori)
More: Blulite sent us a link (in comments) to a story in the Huntsville Times a day earlier that adds more to this shocking story. These aren’t refugees admitted under the Refugee Resettlement program. But, this further points to the need for someone to do a blog on other immigration programs that allow foreign nationals to enter the US from troubled parts of the world.