"We are disappointed that the U.S. Senate failed to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill this week," said Ken Kimbro, senior vice president, human resources. "We hope they will do so when they return from their Easter recess, and the company will be working with the U.S. Chamber, the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition, and others to see that this is accomplished."
According to the manufacturer, Tyson Foods' workforce is composed of a diverse population, "reflecting the customers we serve and communities in which we operate and serve."
In a circular distributed to its employees, Tyson pointed out that company "strongly supports efforts to create a new immigration law that is fair and supports our core values."
The company also said it supports guest worker provisions and a process for undocumented workers already in the U.S. to be able to earn permanent legal status.