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“Their target that day was the huge, steam-billowing beef plant here on the high plains of the Texas Panhandle, owned then by meatpacking giant Swift & Co. ‘Everyone on the production floor was shouting, ‘La Migra! La Migra!’ Monica Loya, a former plant worker, recalled. ‘There were people hiding behind machinery, in boxes, even in the carcasses.'” One of the goals of that raid in 2006 was to return jobs to Americans. But that’s not how things played out. WaPo: Trump says American workers are hurt by immigration. But after ICE raided this Texas town, they never showed up.

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