What is up in Ft. Morgan, CO? Meatpacking and Somalis again?

Yesterday someone sent me this announcement for an upcoming visit of representatives of the Office of Refugee Resettlement to Ft. Morgan, CO.    Something called the Integration Work Group will meet with people in the community.  

Representatives from the Office of Refugee Resettlement Integration Work Group will be visiting Fort Morgan on Thursday, Aug. 14.

They will arrive at Morgan Community College’s Adult Basic Education Building, 117 Main St., at 10:15 a.m. At 10:30 they will be introduced to OneMorgan County and the community with an overview of the program. This brief overview will be followed by a roundtable conversation.

At 1:30 p.m., the representatives plan to arrive at Cargill Meat Solutions. They will meet with Cargill staff in hopes of gaining insight into the Cargill perspective on the new refugee workforce. They will be learning about dynamics, recruitment, adjustment and integration.

My antennae went up—isn’t this another Somali resettlement city?  Yes, and it is home to giant meatpacking company Cargill.  Just last summer I wrote that a Refugee Resettlement Office was opening in the Greeley/Ft. Morgan area to accomodate incoming Somalis.  See my posts here and here.

I noticed that in those posts (a year ago!) I was guessing that this refugee resettlement office was being set up to facilitate a meatpacking company, it sure looks like it.    The meatpacker gets these LEGAL immigrant workers while the taxpayer takes care of all their other needs—healthcare, housing, schools, integration and so on.   Even groups like this OneMorgan County mentioned in the meeting announcement is funded with tax dollars.

I started searching around for more information, but there is so much stuff on Cargill and Ft. Morgan Somalis and meatpackers that I couldn’t absorb it all.  I did find this interesting bit I wanted to share here because I wonder how leftist do-gooders can reconcile their professed charity toward refugees with the fact that these refugees are working for what other leftists call monsters.   According to reports like this one, Cargill has its greedy fingers in all sorts of destructive activities around the world, like in Somalia of all places:

For example, Cargill dumped grain in Somalia at one-ninth the local farmer’s price, thereby greatly destroying the traditional subsistence economy of Somalia.

I don’t know if this is true, but some leftwing groups think so.  

We followed Shelbyville, TN  and Emporia, KS from near the beginning, so we have a handle on those conflicts, and now we need to get a handle on Ft. Morgan.    I’m looking for readers to send links to the comments on this article and maybe we can all educate each other about Ft. Morgan—good or bad.  If everything is just going great at Ft. Morgan and Somalis are assimilating and folks are happy, tell us that too.

Anyone live closeby in Colorado who could pop over to this meeting?

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