Eric Schlosser, Author of Fast Food Nation, in The Atlantic: Why It’s Immigrants Who Pack Your Meat - What Trump has called an “invasion” was actually a corporate recruitment drive.

excerpt from near the middle of the article (paragraph 9) by Eric Schlosser, author of Fast Food Nation published in 2001. Fortune called Fast Food Nation the “Best Business Book of the Year” in 2001:

One of the poultry plants that [in 2016’s Scratching Out a Living , Angela] Stuesse explored, in the small town of Morton, Mississippi, was raided last week. B. C. Rogers, the company that owned the plant in 1994, launched a hiring drive that year called “The Hispanic Project.” Its goal was to replace African American workers, who were seeking a union, with immigrant workers who’d be more pliant. It placed ads in Miami newspapers, arranged transportation for immigrants, and charged them for housing in dilapidated trailers. Within four years, it had brought roughly 5,000 mainly Latino workers to Morton and another meatpacking town in Mississippi, enlarging their population by more than 50 percent. The poultry industry expanded throughout the rural South during the 1990s, drawn by the warm climate and the absence of labor unions. Tens of thousands of immigrant workers soon arrived to cut meat. Charlotte S. Alexander, an associate professor at the Georgia State College of Law put it succinctly: “In the poultry industry, location is a labor practice.”