Promise of jobs, transparency about face

September 20, 2013

Sussex County residents were promised 700 jobs for Delaware residents and transparency in the South Korean Allen Harim applications to process two million chickens a week on our beloved Indian River at the old Vlasic/Pinnacle Plant, but Freedom of Information Acts that were held up in legal review since June, were released last week.

Well, apparently our state agencies have been busy, not only writing press releases for Allen Harim and telling them to prepare deflection answers for the media; they have been working hard on an EB 5 Immigrant Investor Program to fast track future employees and their families from other countries and grant them citizenship while marketing this to Chinese investors. For inquiring minds, you can check out the website here. Http://

Invest in a stable and growing U.S. Industry and take advantage of the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program, America's fast-track to U.S. permanent residency. By investing in Delaware State Regional Center, LLC, you, your spouse, and your minor children apply for an EB-5 Visa immediately, receiving your initial U.S. residency in as little as nine months. Two years later, your residency becomes permanent and a few short years after, you are eligible for U.S. citizenship and the coveted U.S. passport - all while your investment is working for you.

So, while Vlasic/Pinnacle is leaving a Brownfield site, contaminated with carcinogens to be paid for with hard working taxpayer dollars, Allen Harim, the politicians and state agencies want you to help pay for training the new employees and the social costs that come with immigration - for example, schools, emergency room care and other social programs.

So where is Vlasic/Pinnacle now, you ask? Well, they are busy buying Wishbone Salad Dressing for $580 million, while you clean up the mess they left behind.

As a bonus, at a June meeting in the Millsboro Fire Hall when Allen Harim was asked where these birds would come from, Harim stated, “they want to have 100 new factory farms in a 50-mile radius to supply the birds for slaughter at the new facility.” Now Delaware residents can help foot the bill that will more than likely destroy their property values, the quality of life and further contaminate the Indian River and possibly their water and air quality. I hope voters remember this when Sen. Gerald Hocker and Rep. John Atkins run for re-election.

Cindy Wilton
Protecting Our Indian River

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