Global meatpacking giant goes all in for refugee labor

The U.S. headquarters for Brazil-based JBS Swift meat company in Greeley, Colorado. (Photo courtesy Refugee Resettlement Watch)

A Lutheran resettlement agency that places United Nations refugees into dozens of U.S. cities and towns is working with the world’s largest meatpacking conglomerate to train refugees for work in four American states while also softening up the local natives to be more “welcoming.”

The secretive pilot program between Baltimore-based Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and the U.S. subsidiary of JBS Swift aims to pump more refugees into Georgia, Texas, Iowa and Michigan to work in the company’s meat plants. If successful, the pilot program could be renewed for a second year and replicated at JBS meat plants across the U.S., WND has learned.

See an interactive map of JBS Swift meat plants in the United States.

JBS Swift, the Brazilian-based global meat-processing giant, has agreed to pay Lutheran Immigration and

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