America First Legal Files Complaints With DOJ, EEOC, and Iowa Agency Against Tyson Foods For Potential Violations of Law Regarding Citizenship Discrimination, Racial Discrimination, and Child Labor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, in light of shocking evidence of significant potential violations of law, America First Legal’s (AFL) Center for Legal Equality filed a series of complaints related to the employment practices of Tyson Foods. The complaints include:

  • A federal civil rights complaint filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for alleged discrimination in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. 
  • A complaint filed with the Department of Justice’s Office of Immigrant and Employee Rights Section for alleged discrimination against American citizens by Tyson Foods. 
  • A complaint filed with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission based on facts suggesting that Tyson may be discriminating against American citizens and violating Iowa and other laws prohibiting the use of child labor in slaughterhouses and meat packing plants, respectively. 

AFL also sent a cease and desist letter to Tyson’s CEO and Board of Directors demanding compliance with federal employment, immigration, and securities laws. 

The Biden Administration’s mass illegal immigration policy has had a devastating impact on American workers and communities. Notwithstanding the social and economic cost, large corporations, such as Tyson, have supported and encouraged the Biden Administration’s immigration actions. 

There is ample reason to suspect that Tyson prefers hiring aliens and, as a “joint employer,” alien minors over American citizens throughout its labor supply chain. The evidence is: 

  • For the years 2023 and 2024, Tyson reportedly committed $1.5 million per year for legal aid services for foreign workers and provided paid time off for when they attended court hearings. Tyson does not provide similar benefits to American citizens. 
  • The Company reportedly employs 42,000 aliens, more than a third of its workforce, and “would like to employ another 42,000 if [it] could find them.”
  • Tyson is part of the “Tent Partnership for Refugees,” a project of the Tent Foundation, Inc., which “mobilize[s] major businesses to connect refugees to work.” Companies that join the Tent Partnership for Refugees coalition promise to reserve employment positions for refugees – American citizens need not apply. In 2022, for example, Tyson “committed to hiring 2,500 refugees over three years in the United States.”

In 2023, it committed to “mentoring” fifty “refugee women,” fifty “Hispanic refugees,” and fifty “Afghan refugees” in Northwest Arkansas and across the United States. 

In its annual Sustainability Report, Tyson President & CEO Donnie King stated that the Company’s diversity goals include its commitment to continue to hire aliens. He said that the Company “recognize[s] the importance of welcoming diverse voices to the conversation—and then supporting them when they arrive—we have dedicated over $2.4 million since 2020 to support U.S. citizenship for immigrant employees.”  In other words, the special services provided to foreign employees, without equivalent special services being made available to U.S. citizens, unlawfully alter the national origin of the Company’s workforce, and discriminate against Americans.  

Tyson’s Security and Exchange Commission filings disclose that it considers race, sex, and national origin in determining executive compensation and in filling board seats: 

AFL will keep fighting to protect American citizens, preserve the rule of law, and hold Tyson and other big businesses accountable for compliance without America’s civil rights, immigration, and workplace safety laws.  

Statement from America First Legal Senior Vice President Reed D. Rubinstein:

“Perhaps Tyson’s leaders consider themselves global citizens who live and work in the United States by happenstance. That is their right. But transnational pretensions are not a license to discriminate against whites, men, or American citizens; neither does economic power justify policies and practices that undermine or circumvent our immigration and child labor laws. Our citizens and consumers deserve companies that put America and her people first; AFL will not stop fighting for this cause.“ said Reed D. Rubinstein.

Read the EEOC complaint here, the letter to the Department of Justice here, the letter to the State of Iowa here, and the board letter here.

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