I have no words, just take a few minutes to remember what it felt like that morning….
We told you recently that the NY Times has gone to bat for Hamdi Ulukaya who is changing Twin Falls, Idaho with a refugee worker flow for his world’s largest yogurt plant there. As I said yesterday, some of the big players in the UN/US refugee program are giant corporations, some of them foreign-owned, that want CHEAP labor.
Think about it! If companies like Chobani didn’t have the steady supply of immigrant/refugee labor they might have to hire American workers and pay them better wages!
Since I’ve been writing about Church World Service this morning, I thought you might like to see what CWS’s highly paid CEO is saying to the NYT. Is he looking for a little moola from Hamdi?
Re “For Standing Up, Scorn” (Business Day, Nov. 1):
On behalf of CWS, a global humanitarian organization and refugee resettlement agency, I commend Chobani’s founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, for making the concerted effort to employ more refugees at his yogurt company. In a time of widespread xenophobia and hateful rhetoric, his compassion, boldness and good entrepreneurial sense are especially uplifting.
Through his own employment practices, he helps demonstrate that refugees are hardworking, productive members of our society, not the economic burden some suggest.
Mr. Ulukaya, an immigrant from Turkey, also warrants our praise for establishing a foundation that assists migrants, traveling to Greece to witness the refugee crisis firsthand and committing to give away most of his fortune to help refugees.
Mr. Ulukaya illustrates tangibly what’s right about our country: longstanding values of hospitality, diversity and industry.
(Rev.) JOHN L. McCULLOUGH
The writer is president and chief executive of CWS (Church World Service).
Learn about CWS’s finances here.
See our extensive archive on CWS, by clicking here.
Our Twin Falls archive is here.
About the photo on McCullough’s arrest: Why would a non-profit group, that is being paid millions of tax dollars each year to help legal refugees get established and find jobs in the US, be out protesting on behalf of illegal aliens who will in turn (if granted amnesty) be in direct competition with refugees for jobs? I have never understood the sense of this.
The only logical explanation is that CWS and McCullough are out to change America by changing the people no matter how they have to do it!
For many years (on 9/11) I’ve made a point of visiting Pamela Geller (here in 2010) to watch a heartbreaking and powerful presentation of what happened on that horrible day (the video may take a few minutes to load).
And by this time on that morning 15 years ago, we all knew that Islamic terrorists had declared war on the civilized world.