I suspect you’re right. Legally there is no leg to stand on but any rational person would realize that this would breed resentment.
If factories were begging for employees there wouldn’t be an issue.
They’ve had problems with immigrants moving into town to work at Tyson over the years, no doubt. Illegal Mexicans, then the Somalian refugees that who were a nightmare for the locals.
Things are a bit more heated now with the recent closings and very little in the way of jobs to apply for. It’s a small town with limited opportunities to begin with.
Tyson’s hiring practices don’t help. Even with all these people being bussed in, they could still hire locals first and fill any left over spots with others. But they don’t most of the time.
Things have been simmering for a while now. I’m afraid the pot’s going to boil over soon under the current conditions.