As I mentioned yesterday, this story from Liberal, KS about the murder of a Somali refugee by an African American at the National Beef plant there is a month old. Yet over the last two days it has taken off with readers apparently mostly on facebook.
Does anyone see any additional news on the story that might have set this post on fire?
‘Pungentpeppers’ reports that there was a settlement there on Friday in which National Beef agreed to pay compensation in a class action lawsuit, but it has no apparent connection to the murder or to the large number of Somali and other refugees employed in Liberal.
For new readers, we write about these meatpacking plants frequently because their need for cheap immigrant labor is one of the drivers of the refugee program. Our so-called ‘religious’ resettlement contractors work closely with them in key states besides Kansas—Kentucky, Iowa, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Colorado all come to mind. Type ‘meatpackers’ into our search function and learn more about how these plants are changing the face of rural America (here is just one post you must read).
And, by the way, Senator Jeff Sessions called out BIG MEAT as one of the chief pushers of the Gang of Eight Amnesty bill, here.
You might also search RRW for ‘Kansas’ as we have written extensively on how refugees are destabilizing communities there.