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immigrate
used in Fast Food Nation

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Definition
come to live in a new country
  • While cities in the East expanded through immigration and became more diverse, Los Angeles became more homogenous and white.
    p. 15.8
  • These changes have made meatpacking — once a highly skilled, highly paid occupation — into the most dangerous job in the United States, performed by armies of poor, transient immigrants whose injuries often go unrecorded and uncompensated.
    p. 9.1
  • Anaheim had been settled in the late nineteenth century by German immigrants hoping to create a local wine industry and by a group of Polish expatriates trying to establish a back-to-the-land artistic community.
    p. 14.3
  • As the number of baby-boom teenagers declined, the fast food chains began to hire other marginalized workers: recent immigrants, the elderly, and the handicapped.
    p. 70.9
  • Many of the workers involved were minors and recent immigrants.
    p. 75.2
  • Roughly 30 to 50 percent of Subway's new franchisees are immigrants, many of whom are not fluent in English.
    p. 101.1
  • They have turned one of the nation's best-paying manufacturing jobs into one of the lowest-paying, created a migrant industrial workforce of poor immigrants, tolerated high injury rates, and spawned rural ghettos in the American heartland.
    p. 149.8
  • For the next thirty years, unions battled to gain representation among Chicago's stockyard and slaughterhouse workers, who were mainly eastern European immigrants.
    p. 153.2
  • HAVING BROKEN THE UNION at the Greeley slaughterhouse, Monfort began to employ a different sort of worker there: recent immigrants, many of them illegals.
    p. 160.2
  • Most of them are Mexican immigrants who live in places like the River Park Mobile Court, a collection of battered old trailers a quarter-mile down the road from the slaughterhouse.
    p. 160.5
  • The company was among the first to recognize that recent immigrants would work for lower wages than American citizens — and would be more reluctant to join unions.
    p. 162.2
  • The Immigration and Naturalization Service estimates that about one-quarter of all meatpacking workers in Iowa and Nebraska are illegal immigrants.
    p. 162.5
  • The Immigration and Naturalization Service estimates that about one-quarter of all meatpacking workers in Iowa and Nebraska are illegal immigrants.
    p. 162.5
  • Spokesmen for IBP and the ConAgra Beef Company adamantly deny that they in any way seek illegal immigrants.
    p. 162.6
  • Drug dealers prey on recent immigrants, and the large, transient population usually brings more crime.
    p. 162.9
  • Most of the nonunion workers are recent immigrants; many are illegals; and they are generally employed "at will."
    p. 174.8
  • A large proportion of these workers are illegal immigrants.
    p. 176.9
  • DURING THE SAME YEARS when the working conditions at America's meatpacking plants became more dangerous — when line speeds increased and illegal immigrants replaced skilled workers — the federal government greatly reduced the enforcement of health and safety laws.
    p. 178.9
  • Filing a claim, challenging a powerful meatpacking company, and placing faith in the American legal system requires a good deal of courage, especially for a recent immigrant.
    p. 185.1
  • Griffin worries that a low-paid, unskilled workforce composed of teenagers and recent immigrants may not always be familiar with proper food handling procedures.
    p. 222.4
  • Turkish immigrants worked in the kitchen, seventies disco music played, and the red paper cups on everyone's tray said "Always Coca-Cola."
    p. 234.1
  • Right-wing extremists have declared large parts of the east to be "foreigner-free" zones, where immigrants are not welcome.
    p. 251.8
  • If the meatpacking industry is allowed to continue its recruitment of poor, illiterate, often illegal immigrants, many other industries will soon follow its example.
    p. 265.9
  • Workers who are illegal immigrants cannot vote and have little ability to defend their legal rights.
    p. 266.0
  • He would be amazed by how little has fundamentally changed over the past century, by how poor immigrant workers are still routinely being injured, and by how the industry's lies, no matter how brazen, are still said with a straight face.
    p. 272.9

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