Liberty Nation: Aliens Endangering Our Food Supply?

IRLI In The News

March 11, 2020

By Kelli Ballard

In what might be considered a bizarre case, a man is suing his former employer for firing him after he complained about the company hiring illegal immigrants. The employee, Lam Nguyen, worked for Quality Sausage Company, LLC, a meat-processing plant in Texas. In retaliation for being let go, Nguyen is bringing a lawsuit based on the Food Safety Modernization Act, which prohibits food-processing businesses from dismissing employees for pointing out food-safety issues. Among those issues, the complaint suggests, is that illegal aliens could pose a threat to our food supply.

The company, of course, denies that illegal immigrants might endanger the quality of the food, but the former employee and the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) disagree. IRLI filed a friend-of-the-court brief on Nguyen’s behalf, listing two main concerns: terrorism and the threat of food-borne diseases: Read the full story at Liberty Nation.

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