FACT CHECK: Did Tyson Foods Say They Will Hire Illegal Immigrants?

Joseph Casieri | Fact Check Reporter

A post shared on social media purports that Tyson Foods announced a plan to hire 42,000 illegal immigrants.

Verdict: Misleading

The claim is inaccurate. They do plan to hire 52,000 asylum seekers.

Fact Check:

U.S. Border Patrol chief Jason Owens has called the situation at the southern border a “national security threat,” CBS News reported. During an interview, Owens shared concern, claiming that 140,000 migrants evaded capture.

A post shared on X, formerly known as Twitter, purports that the food company is explicitly seeking to hire illegal immigrants. The post shares this information in a photo of white text with a purple background.

The post reads, “Tyson foods fired 1200 American workers so they could hire 42000 illegal immigrants Boycott Tyson.”

The claim is inaccurate. Tyson Food said they will hire 52,000 asylum seekers, according to an archived article from Scripps News. Tyson issued a statement in response to the claims about their employment of immigrants saying they only hire those who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Reports indicate Tyson Foods currently employs 42,000 immigrants. Garrett Dolan, a hiring manager at Tyson, told Bloomberg, “We would like to employ another 42,000 if we could find them.” (RELATED: Does Video Show Explosion At Francis Scott Key Bridge?)

Some investors have pulled funding in protest of Tyson’s practice of hiring migrant asylum seekers, The New York Post reported. Ridgeline Research LLC divested in Tyson due to their practice of hiring migrants.

This is not the first time misinformation has been shared online. Check Your Fact debunked a claim a video showed a Ukrainian jet being shot down.

Joseph Casieri

Fact Check Reporter