When the largest single ICE raid in modern history was carried out in Morton, Mississippi earlier this month, nearly 700 jobs were left vacant after the workforce of mostly illegal aliens were apprehended at the Koch Foods chicken processing plant.
Now, several weeks later, those jobs openings are being pursued by American citizens. According to the Clarion Ledger, over 200 have already applied for openings at the plant through job fairs in neighboring Forest.
As the Ledger notes, “the fair, originally scheduled from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., was extended to 5 p.m. because of the number of applicants,” which was initially estimated at 216.
Breitbart also reported on the plant’s hiring efforts in the aftermath of the raid, noting that “the company is also trying to hire workers with online ads,” while “local officials made sure the hiring process complied with federal hiring regulations.”
The raid and subsequent vacancy of jobs for American citizens is reflective of President Donald Trump’s broader message of an immigration policy that puts Americans first, and prioritizes American citizens’ access to jobs over illegal aliens.