Skip to comments.Special Report: Immigrant couple face double jeopardy in U.S. coronavirus epidemic
Posted on 05/14/2020 5:23:53 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
MORTON, Mississippi - The Koch Foods chicken-processing plant dominates the small town of Morton, where even the sides of the roads are dotted with feathers.
For more than a decade, the lives of Pedro Vasquez and Zoila Orozco have revolved around the plant. It set the stage for some of their greatest joys: They fell in love there, had a little boy and eventually saved enough money to buy a small house, far from their native Guatemala.
It also has been the source of some of their most profound sorrows: Zoila claims she was the victim of an abusive supervisor, and last August, Pedro was swept up in a massive raid at the plant targeting immigrants working in the United States illegally. Nine months later, hes still being held.
Now, more than 150 miles apart, they both tested positive for the novel coronavirus within a week of each other as their lives intersected with two hotbeds for the pandemic in the United States: immigration detention centers and meatpacking plants.
We worked together in the same area, Pedro, 51, recalled from detention. They became a couple eight years ago; she was having problems with her husband, Pedro said, and he had split with his wife in Guatemala.
Zoila, 42, said she started working when she was only 8, traveling with her father and 11 siblings to pick coffee.
After Pedro and Zoila moved in together and had their son, Jostin, they bought a small cream-colored house in town with a front porch, roses and manicured bushes lining the lawn.
I dont want my son to suffer like I suffered as a child, Zoila said of Jostin, whose 7th birthday is next week. We want him to grow up well and study so he can end up better than us.
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Boo frickin’ hoo! Did he pay taxes? Use our medical facilities?
Has the Koch Foods chicken-processing plant been heavily fined for employing illegal labor? That’s really all I care about.
Koch food, slave labor, not paying hourly wage but per pound wage. It’s disgusting.
This is so sad. I hope these two will be deported immediately so that they can return home, far away from the abuses of the United States and so they can raise their child as law-abiding parents rather than as criminals. Deport all illegals No exceptions.
So they’re not really “immigrants,” they’re illegal aliens, right? Did the article ever get around to mentioning that?
“It also has been the source of some of their most profound sorrows: Zoila claims she was the victim of an abusive supervisor, and last August, Pedro was swept up in a massive raid”
Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.
(Don’t do it. Keep your eye on the sparrow.)
Her son Joston is a bastard
They should have thought of all this before they decided to enter the USA illegally.
Fake News. No legal immigration status stated.
This should be part of a Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement bill, missing since 1986 ONE TIME amnesty. The List of Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement, missing since 1986 goes like this -
1) southern barrier;
2) require eVerify to hire;
3) end all chain migration;
4) birthright per Minor v. Happersett (plural parents);
5) end work visas;
6) 10-year moratorium on all new applications for citizenship (40 years to allow workplace automation effects on downsizing population);
7) Set up an illegal aliens victim restitution fund.
Enactment of these provisions will motivate illegal aliens to SELF-deport, and remove colonizadors from our welfare rolls.
The part about the cute little house with the flowers is another Democrat ploy.
Cry me a river!!!
Funny how not a single report on the virus has mentioned how many illegals have been sick/died NOR how they are getting medical help.
Why do I suspect that they re being treated with OUR taxpayer $$$$$ for free & are still not being deported???
Her son Joston is a bastard
and Pedro is an adulterer.
Of course they are not married because Zoila gets a whole lot of money from uncle sugar as a single mom!! So BOO HOO Zoila send them ALL back to Guatemala BYE BYE!!
The article did not mention a divorce so she may not be a single mom. She may still be married to her husband. In that case if she is getting benefits as a single mother with child she is committing fraud.
C’mon man, the bushes were manicured! What more do you want?
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