“By the early 1970s, a job at a meatpacking plant offered stable employment, high wages, good benefits, and the promise of a middle-class life. When I visited meatpacking communities in Colorado, Nebraska, Texas, and Washington State almost 20 years ago, those gains had been lost … What Trump has described as an immigrant ‘invasion’ was actually a corporate recruitment drive for poor, vulnerable, undocumented, often desperate workers.” Eric Schlosser with an excellent look at the decades of policies and union-busting efforts that brought us to the ICE raids on seven poultry plants in Mississippi. The immigrants who were working those difficult, low-paying, thankless jobs didn’t invade. They were recruited. Why It’s Immigrants Who Pack Your Meat.