Monday, July 31, 2017
From the days of chronicled in Upton Sinclair's famous 1906 book The Jungle, immigrants, including undocumented immigrants, long have toiled in the meatpacking industry, Today, immigrants, from Nebraska to Arkansas in America's heartland, immigrant workers dominate the meatpacking industry. Cindy Carcamo for the Los Angeles Times reports that, in California, most of the meatpacking industry is located in the Central Valley. It has become one of the biggest employers for refugee resettlement agencies and other nonprofits aiding the population in those areas. Middle Eastern refugees are now an important part of the meatpacking industry's workforce.