Trump’s 'Invasion' Was a Corporate Recruitment Drive

Trump's so-called immigrant “invasion” is a response to decades of recruitment by big agribusiness, who see immigrants – legal and illegal – as a workforce they can easily exploit. The owners of these businesses are Trump donors, so of course they escape prosecution.

Fast Food Nation author Eric Schlosser, writing at The Atlantic:

No top executive of a major meatpacking company has been arrested for violating immigration, worker-safety, food-safety, antitrust, or environmental laws. The adjectives shameful and disgraceful don’t approach the reality of what is now taking place.

Over the years, I’ve spent time with countless farmworkers and meatpacking workers who entered the United States without proper documentation. Almost all of them were hardworking and deeply religious. They had taken enormous risks and suffered great hardships on behalf of their families. Today workers like them are the bedrock of our food system. And they are now being scapegoated, hunted down, and terrorized at the direction of a president who inherited about $400 million from his father, watches television all day, and employs undocumented immigrants at his golf resorts.