Grand Island is another of those American meatpacking towns (like Garden City, KS which I just wrote about this week) being transformed through the Refugee Resettlement program as it imports workers for those giant corporations, some of which, like Swift and Company, are no longer American companies. Swift is owned by a larger Brazilian company, … Continue reading Is something going on in Grand Island, Nebraska?
If the only article you ever read about Grand Island, Nebraska and refugees is this one, you might think that everything was going smoothly in this refugee resettlement target city. So, before you read the article (yesterday) from The Independent, go back and first read this 2010 post about a Los Angeles Times report where … Continue reading Grand Island, NE: More refugees on the way
We should all be so lucky to have a mayor like 73-year-old Margaret Hornaday—a politician who is one tough lady and speaks the truth. We first learned about Mayor Hornaday, here in 2008, when she burst on the scene by stating a truism in the New York Times. This was in the wake of a … Continue reading Truth-telling Grand Island, Nebraska mayor retiring
The Los Angeles Times has finally caught on to problems created when many diverse immigrant groups arrive in small midwestern towns lured there by the big national and international meatpackers. Here is a story thanks to Baron at Gates of Vienna that summarizes much of what we have already said about Grand Island, NE and its multicultural … Continue reading Grand Island, NE police chief: “It is chaotic anarchy” here among all the ethnic groups
AND! Surprise (not)! Another Somali Ethnic Community Based Organization is born! We reported extensively last year about the demands of Somali Muslim workers for religious accommodations at the JBS Swift & Co plant in Grand Island. You can visit our category that includes the controversy at the Swift plant in Greeley as well, here. The gist of … Continue reading Grand Island, NE: CAIR (with handmaiden EEOC) wins another one