Special report: Jobs in jeopardy for Hispanic community?

Published 10:58 am Friday, November 11, 2011

Dozens of Hispanic workers reportedly leaving Quality Pork

Editor’s note: This is the second in an ongoing series on reverse immigration in Austin.

Maria is a hard-working mom. She has children at Austin Public Schools and until recently she had a job to support her family. Juan’s story is similar. He has a wife in Mexico, children in college and grandkids to look out for. He, too, was working until recently.

Both recently left their jobs because their names were on a list of people who didn’t have legal immigration status.

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Juan and Maria are among many Hispanics who worked at Quality Pork Processors in Austin, often for many years, but who quit or were terminated during the past couple of months. (Juan and Maria both spoke to the Herald on condition that their real names not be used, because neither is a legal immigrant.)

Find out how QPP is complying with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and what that means to Austin’s Hispanic community in this special report only in the Austin Daily Herald Friday print edition.

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