There is NO illegal immigration concern. This was posted already twice. This was about LEGAL immigration.
How close to Bentonville,world headquarters of WAL-MART is this?.....
We’re not getting the compliance that is absolutely essential to take care of this process.”
In a Christian and thus life-valuing culture, this is never an issue.
Bring up charges of negligent homicide (what Ted Kennedy didn’t get for allowing Mary Jo Kopechne to drown) on whoever is lackadaisical about proper treatment of a communicable disease.
But now if you are your get sick, you may lose your home and everything in it.
Has Mclame started paying chicken plucker's fifty dollars an hour just like the lettuce pickers
Feengers?! We don’ need no stinkin’ feengers!
Isn’t political correctness wonderful?
B-52 flying time Bossier City, LA (nearest bomber base) to Springdale, AR about 2 hours round trip. The crew can be back before the Barbecue is ready.
Thanks Huckabee for shoving illegals down our throat. Maybe we better pay for the illegal Mexicans health-care...Oh wait, we already do!
The article has now been removed from the KFSM website; I know it was up earlier today.
[snips]The Marshallese are on the lower economic rungs of SpringdaleÃÂs work force. During the night shift at Tyson FoodsÃÂ Randall Road plant, about half of the workers are islanders. They are also common on the factory floor of Rockline Industries, which makes baby wipes and scented tissues.
Marshallese immigrants benefit from extraordinarily close ties to the United States that were codified when the countries signed the Compact of Free Association in 1986, when the islands gained their independence. Marshallese are allowed to live and work in the United States indefinitely without visas. As a result, few of those who immigrate seek U.S. citizenship.
At Springdale public schools, the English as a Second Language program hired a Marshallese tutor in 1997 when the need became apparent.
Thousands of Marshallese have made the same choice. Working in chicken plants, factories and fast-food restaurants, they enjoy a lifestyle that only a few could afford back home. In Springdale public schools, their children get a better education than most of the top-ranked private-schools students on the islands.
Its unclear exactly how many Marshall Islanders call Springdale home. A special U.S. Census Bureau survey in 2001 indicated that there were 2,000 to 6,000 of the islanders in Springdale, a city that then had about 46,000 residents.
Since that survey, the influx has continued, islanders say. In the Springdale School District, the number of children speaking Marshallese as a first language grew from 226 in 2000 to 623 this fall.
Yet, the Marshallese often go unnoticed in Springdale, overshadowed by the 23,500 Hispanics who arrived in Northwest Arkansas during the 1990s.
Langs Marshallese neighbors open their garage doors on warm sunny days to reveal improvised living rooms where men and women lounge on couches. Children roam from home to home as if they all belong to one family.
On Springdales congested highways, a large number of cars have tall CB radio antennas. The radios are popular with Marshallese who use them to communicate just as they do back home where telephone service is unreliable. They have a CB radio group called Big Yokwe Big Hello.
Among the new subdivisions in Springdale, houses here and there have shoe racks on front porches piled high with flip-flops and work boots, a sure sign of Marshallese within. Lang said some problems arose in the early days of the Marshallese community. The first immigrants werent aware of U.S. private property rights. Some islanders drank heavily on the weekends and ended up on the wrong side of the law when they passed out in neighbors yards, he said. Most behavior like that soon stopped.
Sill, the thought of these diseased creatures near the food supply is......
Leprosy in Arkansas! What’s next? The Plague?
From the Springdale Ark Chamber of Copmmerce.
A Special Message from Perry Webb
Health Organizations Refute Story
A personal message from Perry Webb
Dear Chamber Members
You may be aware of a media report that is suggesting there has been an outbreak of leprosy in Springdale. This is not true.
The Chamber has been in touch this morning with Governor Mike Beebe, Congressman John Boozman, the Center for Disease Control and the Washington County Health Department. Each of these entities are fully engaged and are reporting to us that there is no “outbreak” of leprosy in Springdale or Northwest Arkansas.
In fact, the Washington County Health Department explains nothing has changed in the number of known cases of communicable diseases in Northwest Arkansas in the past year.
Please help us in our effort to diffuse this non-factual story with the accurate details of the Chamber’s research from this morning.
The KFSM article has been pulled.