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Was The ICE Raid Payback?

Was The ICE Raid Payback?

>>We’re actually learning even more about
the situation at the chicken processing plant in Mississippi where a 700 workers were detained
by ice. Last year, Koch Foods settled a $3.75 million
lawsuit for racial discrimination, national origin discrimination, and sexual harassment
against its Latinx workers in that very same Morton, Mississippi, facility. And I wanna show you a little bit of what
was alleged in the lawsuit, okay? Supervisors touched and or made sexually suggestive
comments to female Hispanic employees, hit Hispanic employees, and charged many of them
money for normal everyday work activities. Many workers were reportedly either discharged
or or subjected to other forms of retaliation when they complained. Now, this suit was brought forward by EEOC. And as part of the settlement, Koch Foods
not only paid out a massive sum to the victims, but also agreed to implement training for
employees, and set up a 24-hour hotline for reporting discrimination complaints in both
English and Spanish. The settlement lasted three years, and that
means Koch Foods is still under supervision to continue efforts to reduce discrimination
in its workplace. And a lot of people, including the United
Food and Commercial Workers Union, they are worried that these ICE raids after this settlement
will discourage workers from reporting abuses and unsafe work conditions. As labor reporter Mike Elk notes at Payday
Report, it may not be a coincidence that the Morton plant was raided. There have been at least two other plants,
one in Salem, Ohio, and another in Morristown, Tennessee, where ICE raids have followed complaints
of worker conditions. Last year, for example, the occupational safety
and health administration, OSHA, fined Fresh Mark more than $200,000 for three separate
incidents in which proper safety guards were not in place in its Salem meat packing plant. A week later, it was raided by ICE. Definitely not a coincidence. Yeah. It doesn’t happen three times in a row, and
it’s a coincidence. No way. So there are two possible explanations. I’m actually hoping that it’s one that is
less terrible. So the one that would be most terrible is
they’re like people wanna complain about workplace harassment, let’s go round them all up. I actually don’t think that that’s the one. I don’t know, maybe I’m not, after all this,
I might still be naive and there might be terrible people in the Trump administration
who think it’s a two-fer, we round up undocumented immigrants and hey, if you complain about
sexual harassment that our boss does, or we all do, or whatever, we’re gonna round you
up. But I, again, I think that’s less likely. I think the more likely thing is it’s just
easy and they’re lazy. So they’re like we just did that case with
the undocumented immigrants and they were being sexually harassed, or they had unsafe
work conditions, etc. Well, we know they’re undocumented immigrants,
so we’ll call ICE and it’s easy. Then they don’t have to bother doing research
and figuring out who has undocumented immigrants, cuz we already know. And there might also be a directive within
the Trump administration if you know, if any government department knows of undocumented
immigrants, they must turn it over to ICE. So that’s the more likely scenario. But think about how terrible that is anyway. Cuz that means if you go to seek help from
law enforcement in any way, shape, or form that reaches the federal government, they’re
gonna turn on you and they gonna ruin your lives. So the system is already set up in a bad way. Yeah, so there’s two components of that. One is, well, Jesus, these people came to
you for help and then you buried them. So thanks a lot, we really appreciate it. But the second part is actually even worse
because now the word on the street is going to be, after seeing these raids over and over
again, don’t ever complain. If you’re getting sexually harassed, assaulted,
whatever it might be, unsafe work conditions, suck it up. Because if you complain to the Trump government,
they’re gonna deport you and they’re gonna ruin your family’s life. And so, and then the third part of how bad
that is is that the employers start to realize and think we’ve got free reign, we can do
anything we want to these workers and they can’t ever complain cuz if they do, they get
deported. So now, God help these workers. Right, I think the most tragic part of the
story was that it was the first day of school in Morton. Yeah. So could you imagine the level of trauma and
PTSD that these children are going to experience for the rest of their lives, going to school
wondering if something terrible’s happening to their parents or their loved ones while
they are there. And that’s if they’re actually reunified with
their families. The other piece of that is let’s talk about
the economy, right? So the cost of these ICE raids, they said
that- They worked on this for a year. Yeah, and that they brought 600 ICE agents
to arrest almost 700 people or detain them. So we’re not talking about the flights and
the travel and the actual operation, but the fact that it costs almost $200 a day per person
that they detain. It ends up, I saw another article that said
it ends up being $3 million a month, and it ends up being $36 million a year. And we’re talking about the numbers for this
specific group. What does that do to the actual economy? We’re not talking about every other state,
we’re talking about just this isolated raid. And then, when you look at the president of
the United States, he would have us believe that migrant workers and asylum seekers are
criminals, rapists, drug dealers, they’re violent people. But in reality, his own administration said
there’s an estimated 11 million undocumented people, but yet
they bring in $12 billion in tax revenue. Yeah. I wanna show you guys, cuz I have another
note about something you said. You brought up the children and we talked
about them yesterday. So a spokesman for Child Protective Services
actually told the Washington Post that look, we have resources here on the ground, we could
have helped with this. There were kids sleeping in gyms, kids not
having anywhere to go after school, we could have help with this. And saying that they were not contacted before
or even after the fact. And here we are two days after the fact, and
Child Protective Services still weren’t contacted by the government in order to help with the
situation. At this point you realize that there are gonna
be a lot of kids displaced. And also, we have a little girl on the show
yesterday. She’s 11 years old and JR found even more
of her begging for her father’s release. And I wanna show it because she’s 11, and
this little girl is so strong. And I think that the level of strength that
you can tell that she has, that has to go to show how she’s being raised by these people
who that are being called monsters over and over again. So take a look. My dad didn’t do nothing. He’s not a criminal or something. That’s why the immigrants took him. Please let him free. I want my dad to be free and everybody else. Their children are crying because of their
dad and mom missing. And I want my dad. The Hispanic people are not doing nothing
bad, they’re not stealing nothing. The immigration just went inside the company,
just get our dads out of there. That’s not fair on immigrants. Just see what I’m doing. I’m crying because of my dad. A lot of children are crying and their wives
and their husbands are now, because the immigration took them. Can you do nothing, but please open the door
for the parents. She’s saying immigrants in place of ICE. She’s 11. Yeah, of course. So- I’ve seen it ten times. But you know what, though? I’m sorry, l get this is really tragic, but
let’s just keep it real. We’re talking about, again, going back to
sociopaths. They’re not motivated or inspired by frothy
emotional appeal. Even when you look at conservatives, fiscal
conservatives, the first thing they say is it’s just about economic stability and safety. And so, the thing is if the only thing that
is standing in the way as an impediment to developing better policies for immigration
and asylum seekers is the fiscal aspect, why aren’t we talking numbers? And I think that, let’s keep it real, it’s
not just the Trump administration that feels this way about immigrants and asylum seekers. It is people in the Democratic Party who have
also said that they are a strain on our economy. We are having a hard time figuring things
out for ourselves and our families, and our benefits and our needs. So immigrants and asylum seekers or undocumented
people, they’re taking away from our American dream. And that couldn’t be the farthest thing from
the truth. So when we present these numbers, such as
the fact that the state, local, federal tax ends up being $12 billion of a community that’s
only 11 billion. It’s important to really underscore that when
we’re having these conversations, especially in the policy development stage. So let me build off that because I’m so tired
of Democrats being incompetent on this issue. So the undocumented immigrants a pointed out,
pay more in taxes than they get out of the system. So for God’s sake, say it, say it every time,
not only that, hold the press accountable. Say that every time a Republican says that
they’re taking from us, call them a liar, cuz that’s what they’re doing, they’re lying. Or they’re mistaken, they’re fools, they’re
idiots, and show them the numbers. Do you know the numbers if you’re in the press? You don’t know the numbers, do you? Then do your goddamn job. And then, in terms of crime, they keep saying
that they’re more likely to be criminals. That’s just not true, it’s not factual. They commit crime, undocumented immigrants
commit crime at half the rate of native born Americans. So it’s not true. If you say it, you’re either a fool or a liar. Press, are you ever going to do your job? Democratic Party, are you ever going to do
your job? Against the monsters in the Right-wing who
constantly put out this massive propaganda filled with complete and utter lies. And follow the money, too. The fact of the matter is that they are monetizing
the immigration system, the immigration system, ICE, all of this. These privatized detention centers. There’s money in it. So people hear wow $36 million a year just
for this small group. And there’s millions more where that came
from, and it’s only gonna continue to grow the more we continue ordering these raids. It’s going to then increase the need for private
detention centers, which is gonna be an opportunity to make money. Of course, and then they donate back to the
Republican politicians and they get money, and that circle of corruption continues. Look, it’s our job to be fair and bring the
facts. So in the case of ICE, they did do a couple
things right here in the midst of the horrors of the overall operation. They let half the folks go so they could take
care of the kids. They gave them phones so they can call and
have the kids picked up. They didn’t let Child Protective Services
know, but they did let the school know after the raid. The reason they didn’t let anybody know before
the raid was because of Donald Trump. What? Well, it turns out, because he’s such an idiot,
that if you let the White House know that you’re about to do a raid, the moron tweets
about it. And so, he’s ruined a couple raids, thank
God, accidentally. So they stopped telling anyone, including
the White House, cuz they’re like he’s too stupid to keep a secret. He’ll just blabber away on Twitter, and we
spent a year on this operation, so we’re not gonna tell the White House. They did take some of those precautions. But at the schools, a lot of the kids didn’t
show up today, not just the ones from the parents, but also other folks. Kids didn’t show up, because they’re scared
to death. And the school say no, it’s okay, we’re a
safe haven. I love you, but you’re not. There is no safe haven. It’s the Trump years, you think they won’t-
We’re still in this country. You think they won’t ambush a school, ICE
won’t ambush a school? Of course they will. You have Betsy DeVos at the head of the Department
of Education and it’s just there is no safe space. There have people arrested and detained while
dropping their kids off at school. We’ve seen that story. That started happening really soon after Trump
became president. Yeah, just to be clear, they wouldn’t be coming
for the kids, I hope not. Yeah. But they do come after the parents picking
up their kids, so that’s why the kids don’t go. Well, you saw the video where they busted
out the car window to get to the father, to the driver, while the kids were in the backseat
with the mother. So this stuff is not a game. I see on Twitter, people have been tweeting
rights, know your rights. So if they come to your door, you have a right
to ask this question, or you can say and do that. But now, we’re seeing agents quite literally
assault those people they’re trying to detain. Yeah. And the last thing, guys, is that the story
about how the federal government is targeting anyone that complained about workplace harassment
and other issues is why we have sanctuary cities. So if you wonder what does that mean, why? Because the reason the sanctuary cities isn’t
to say, hey, we will take all the undocumented immigrants, and we don’t care, we’re never
gonna prosecute them for anything including crimes. No, no, no, no. So of course, that’s Right-wing propaganda. The reality is that they exist because they
say, look, if there’s a crime in our city, we want undocumented immigrants to report
it, whether it’s done to them, to a family member, or to someone else, or to be a witness. If we say we’re gonna turn them in to ICE
if they cooperate with law enforcement, then no one will cooperate with law enforcement. It is to keep the city safer. And by the way, sanctuary cities, another
fact, have less crime then than other parts of America. So and the reason is because they cooperate
with law enforcement. I know Trump’s against cooperating with law
enforcement, in general, right, when it comes to his own business dealings, etc. But the reality is, if you make it a problem
and a deterrent for people to work with the government, they will stop doing that completely. And then, you have a real crime issue, and
then you have real harassment issues and you have all these issues. The sanctuary city idea’s a logical one, not
just for the protection of the immigrants, but for the protection of the whole city and the cops.

100 thoughts on “Was The ICE Raid Payback?

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  2. He is a Criminal if he is illegal. Unfortunate. Keep it real Ashlee. They are stress on the system Cenk stop lying.

  3. what more likely happened is Mississippi GOP leaders informed ICE and took this as a win NOT EVEN 24 HOURS after Mississippi's Aug 6th Election primaries, which is EXACTLY what happened when Tate Reeves, the current Lt. Gov. (running for Governor) tweeted proudly about it.

  4. It baffles me how Trump has all of his merchandise made in other countries, and had soooo many “illegals” working at his resorts, knowing that they didn’t have visas, and in some cases providing fake ones, but Trumptards still look at him as some type of hero for his cruelty, and attacks on anyone else who does any of the illegal things he has done. That POS needs to be locked up or strung up!!! Either way, he needs to go! He can take all of his white nationalist lackeys and live on epsteins perv island if they want to live in a place with only white people. Just don’t let him take any kids with him. You know what he likes to do to children, especially if they look like his daughter

  5. A crying child isn't going to convince me to want to make our country more accessible to undocumented immigrants, plus if this country is so terrible as these liberals say, why is everyone trying to come here?

  6. Is TYT going to silent about Kevin Spacey being cleared of all charges??? Or are they only going to speak out when the allegations were made… disgusting pieces of shit you guys are.

  7. If ICE raids an employer and identifies 700 undocumented workers. The only people who should be leaving in handcuffs is management

  8. I honestly can't understand how anyone with a functioning conscience can watch this hate-mongering, unethical, disgusting exercise in bigotry and not feel like puking. TYT is nothing more than outrage porn for people who can't think for themselves.

  9. Even as plastic bags and straws are banned, the oil industry opened 7 new refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast to provide plastics for the rest of the world. They blame the oil glut — they needed to do something to keep profits up. Frackers do not make a profit — they just go deeper in debt.

  10. 1:11 so basically because some Latinos were abused in the workplace now all should be immune to immigration law? That is like saying because a woman was rape in New York another woman in San Francisco should be allow to steal a car.

  11. 3:02 so what if you call the police for help but then they discover you are also a criminal that means your crimes should be ignored?

  12. They catch and relief half of the illegal alien and give him a court date didn't even show for the first one makes no sense

  13. American culture has made it official that it’s a selfish culture. “Nothing matters unless it effects me or my bank account.” It’s pretty much a lack of empathy for anyone who I don’t know personally mentality. The issue is the culture more than anything else when it comes to immigration, guns, Medicare, sexism or income inequality.

  14. I am for legislation keeping firearms out of leftists hands that are plagued with Trump Derangement Syndrome. The problem with Democrats running campaigns based on free stuff is that there is a huge turn against the party when Democrats don’t deliver on promises, just ask Obama.

  15. That young girl crying – so heart wrenching. Just leaves me with cold rage against these fking asswipes

  16. Cenk Uygur- "Tapper: Why no charges against businesses in ICE raids"
    — I hope you get a chance to comment on this. Thank you.

  17. I hope the raids continue. Every illegal immigrant should be deported and every company that hires them should be shut down with their HR managers put in jail.

  18. I watched that girl before, sorry but it looks so staged. I believe these kids are traumatized now but seems like this girl was told to say all of that…

  19. Look these are human beings and this concentration camp culture is so so so disgusting…


  20. Trump is a racist who is OK with hurting little children. If you support trump, you are supporting a racist. Big Blue Wave coming.

    The hair on that lady is ridiculous.

  21. Time to raid the ICE headquarters and release the immigrant parents so they can reunite with their kids for god's sake.

  22. When I have trouble understanding why someone does the things they do, I imagine the worst possible reasons they could have for doing those things.

  23. “The American people are a welcoming and generous people. But those who enter our country illegally, and those who employ them, disrespect the rule of law. And because we live in an age where terrorists are challenging our borders, we cannot allow people to pour into the United States undetected, undocumented, and unchecked. Americans are right to demand better border security and better enforcement of the immigration laws.” – Speech on the floor of the US Senate (3 April 2006). "Obama Fence Statement".

  24. Trump only wants immigrants to come in and take the high paying jobs and leave the lowest paying jobs for the American people… dumb as hell…

  25. If they are released we should go to the jails and prisons to ask for all of them to be free to go home with their children.

  26. I came back for a second look so I could see kids crying as a result of their parents, or coyote, marching them over 2200 miles to a country in which they were not welcomed.
    I'm actually feeling better now. Enforce the laws of this country TRUMP. MAGA.

  27. And there so full of shit if your here illegally you have no social security card meaning there not paying taxes plus what money they do make most gets sent back to Mexico to bring more family over and not spent in America.

  28. Yeah you are a criminal if you cross a border illegally..i cant just rock up to Australia and start working illegally and expect not to get kicked out lol ,,if you go somewhere illegally except consequences….and take responsibility for your own actions…

  29. Has anyone else noticed the tyt panel just keeps getting more homeless and crazy looking? Getting harder to find nutjobs that agree with your nonsense cenk?

  30. Sorry little girl but it’s illegal to cross the border without permission so yes your dad is a criminal.

  31. Don’t know how anyone can defend the insanity of blaming Trump, ICE, or the administration because the kid’s dad stole a job meant for a U.S. citizen, and snuck his whole family in. Surprise ! If my dad broke a law, I would suffer for it. I wouldn’t blame law enforcement, I would blame my dad.

  32. There's no coincidence there they did that on purpose so they didn't have to pay them people that money why I pay somebody almost billions and billions of dollars when you can just get them taken out the country and this is what this country has come to this is why I tell a lot of my Spanish people if you see something don't say nothing because it's going to fall back on your way works I hope the district attorney I hope that ADA I hope everybody in law enforcement knows that if something happens and you have an immigrant for a witness you ain't getting no information from them you might as well just send them right back home and this is why and a couple of more months is going to be one bigger problem so, I like three times if you see something happening to somebody you mind your business you don't know nothing this is like I keep telling my nieces and them ever since is me and been in office I have not celebrated no holidays not 4th of July na Labor Day nothing that pertains to the United States I will be participating and as far as Ike holidays go because why would I celebrate a holiday of Independence if y'all don't even want me here so you're not going to get my money

  33. This is not anything about what it costs the country or just wanting things done legally.
    This is simply about how it looks to the racist Republicans that support the monsters that somehow conned their way into political office.That's the short term plan and then longer term plan is to dominate the news and keep most people distracted. Every day they get more disgusting and they do it to distract from the policies that are selling the land, polluting the air, poisoning the water and worse. All this, to keep their huge donors happy and polluting with impunity. This is what they do in the US, what they do overseas is way worse. Looks like they don't care about their own kids, they certainly don't care about yours or mine.

  34. Wow. Java the hut Doesent care about poor old blk people in the getos……you people are jealous of trump doing his job. These low skill kind are taking job from blks. That's why the getos are full. Wake up Americans. Trump 2020.

  35. You see these employers know that they cannot get away with their behavior had Americans citizens had those jobs. American citizens are not going to accept being treated that way. No doubt Koch foods called ICE on these illegal immigrants. The system is geared toward exploiting these workers. It would not have mattered what day this had happened. Americans get locked up every day and separated from family and their children cry for them. The children get sent to stay with relatives. What is your point? It is not all about money all the time. Rules of laws is whats at stake. Plus illegals have committed other crimes in the process. Such as ID theft, theft of SSN, and using fraudulent documents. So they are criminals. Illegals are costing us more money than the little bit of taxes they pay. Others do not pay any taxes because you do not know who they are. Illegals claim children (may not be theirs) in their country of origin on their taxes here in the US, plus having to track them down, detain and deport them. Illegals have learned how to manipulate the system. We need to take care of our own with our tax dollars. Remittances to their original country should be taxed.

  36. Cenk I LOVE you. TYT is a god send. But you need to get it together and face reality. Stop giving these people who are telling you how evil they are the benefit of doubt, you keep saying I don't think they are "maybe I'm naive" NO SHIT YOU ARE CENK. Stop.. just take that step. Its important that we all understand what we are dealing with.

  37. Sorry, I know this is unrelated to the content, but my dear in red your skin is beautiful. Do you have a GRWM video available? If not, what makeup do you use…please include brands, numbers/shades. TY

  38. Aaawwww I like the lady with ChaKaKhan Palm Tree hair, I a. Glad she is back and becoming semi regular, wish the chunky shish Kebob Cenk talk less better yet be quiet and let this lady speak.

  39. We now know where the next raids will be…look for the big employer that has the most to gain by terrorizing workers. Predictions?

  40. Sorry Latin America but you have not been programmed adequately to remain here. Why illegal immigrants thought they could come here and enjoy white people privileges I do not know.

  41. I’m too trying to figure out when the IS became so liberal. Like where are all these illegals coming from and why? You all must not know the history of the states. You must not know there are people still trying to recover from the last recession. And I agree, what’s up with the pity party?

  42. This is such bullshit, essentially what these corporations want is slave labor. They won't hire Americans because they have rights and dare to demand a livable wage. So they hire undocumented immigrants for basically slave labor and tell them to like it or they get deported. Why aren't the corporation's being held responsible for this?????

    The American dream should only be for registered citizens of America. That being said, becoming an American shouldn't be so damn hard. However, because American labor is too expensive corporations would rather use slave labor or the closest thing to it.

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