A Somali Influx Unsettles Latino Meatpackers

Mr. Garcia has been particularly troubled by the Somalis’ demand that they be allowed special breaks for prayers that are obligatory for devout Muslims. The breaks, he said, would inconvenience everyone else.

“The Latino is very humble,” said Mr. Garcia, 73, who has worked at the plant, owned by JBS U.S.A. Inc., since 1994. “But they are arrogant,” he said of the Somali workers. “They act like the United States owes them.” >>>>>

This PR move is likely designed to take away from the focus on the owners of the plant, and pit the minorities against each other, in order to further divide and conquer.

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