Workers immigrate from all over Europe, especially from countries with poor economies, to start a new life in countries such as The Netherlands, England, and Italy. Meat plants employ and have been taking advantage of such workers called “precarious workers”.
They are unable to work elsewhere due to the language barrier, and endure incredibly demanding and dangerous work while being drastically underpaid. These workers also have trouble comprehending all agreement contracts, to the advantage of the meat plants that are not held accountable of work injury, mistreatment, or other concerns that may presented.
Due to the rising demand of poultry, these slaughterhouses have utilized the migrant workforce, all while making profit. Perhaps the reason meat plants still have employees, especially immigrants, is the lack of other job opportunities.
The Diversity Visa has been a valued pathway to U.S. citizenship. Though 55,000 winners were selected to receive Green Cards in 2020, their claims to immigration remain uncertain. Due to multiple factors, the lottery winners’ efforts could go unrewarded.
The decision will impact those living in unstable and dangerous situations most. Conflict in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Haiti, among other countries, motivated many to apply for the Visa this past year. Many risk life-threatening danger, if their home country’s government does not support the United States, for winning the lottery.
Due to multiple reasons, the Diversity Immigration Visa winners of 2020 may not be granted immigration rights to the U.S.. As winners await the decision, only two days are left until the deadline, and at the time of writing, no conclusion has been published.