The false narrative that illegal immigrants are the only people willing to do certain jobs was quickly debunked this week as Koch Foods held a job fair that garnered them hundreds of applications from people who are legally capable of working in the United States. Though they did not cite it as a reason, it’s clear the job fair was in response to over 200 of their employees apprehended during the ICE raid last week.
But even as they moved to get legal employees on board, they noted the strong economy has made it necessary to proactively seek qualified applicants.
Koch spokesman Jim Gilliand told the Associated Press, “In this environment of relative full employment, most businesses are looking for qualified applicants; Koch is no different.”
The company is requiring two forms of valid IDs for all prospective job seekers and is trying to eliminate loopholes in their E-Verify system.
The fair raked in 200 applications before noon, according to local media. The company says it will require applicants to present two forms of identification before being hired, according to CNN. MDES will also vet all Mississippi workers for legality using the state’s E-Verify system, according to USA Today.
Democrats like to point to racism as a motivation for deporting properly adjudicated illegal aliens set for removal, but the real racism is in denying American citizens, many of whom are minorities, the opportunity to support their families.
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