Trump modeling agency used illegal immigrants
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Posted by MilesCity.com Webmaster (+10002) 5 years ago
Former Models for Donald Trump's Agency Say They Violated Immigration Rules and Worked Illegally

Republican nominee Donald Trump has placed immigration at the core of his presidential campaign. He has claimed that undocumented immigrants are "taking our jobs" and "taking our money," pledged to deport them en masse, and vowed to build a wall on the Mexican border. At one point he demanded a ban on Muslims entering the country. Speaking to supporters in Iowa on Saturday, Trump said he would crack down on visitors to the United States who overstay their visas and declared that when any American citizen "loses their job to an illegal immigrant, the rights of that American citizen have been violated." And he is scheduled to give a major address on immigration in Arizona on Wednesday night.

But the mogul's New York modeling agency, Trump Model Management, has profited from using foreign models who came to the United States on tourist visas that did not permit them to work here, according to three former Trump models, all noncitizens, who shared their stories with Mother Jones. Financial and immigration records included in a recent lawsuit filed by a fourth former Trump model show that she, too, worked for Trump's agency in the United States without a proper visa.

Foreigners who visit the United States as tourists are generally not permitted to engage in any sort of employment unless they obtain a special visa, a process that typically entails an employer applying for approval on behalf of a prospective employee. Employers risk fines and possible criminal charges for using undocumented labor.

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Read More: http://m.motherjones.com/...mmigration
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Posted by ZZZzz (-552) 5 years ago
I wonder how they got paid.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+17485) 5 years ago
Future president Trump is on his way to Mexico right now, to negotiate the biggest deal of his career with the president of Mexico.

He is going to get Mexico to build that wall.

The election is all but over. Hail President Trump!
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1906) 5 years ago
Is anyone surprised? Anyone?
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Posted by ZZZzz (-552) 5 years ago
From that link posted by L-Webby,it is vague but it kind of implies that the models were not paid until they left the organization. Not much information there or if they were represented by a foreign firm.One way they might have gotten around some of the laws was give them free room and board while they were in the US.Then mail a check to their stable or agent.Would be interesting to look at a copy of one of those checks.I doubt there were any US taxes paid and the models were there for exposure but still technically worked.That is a cut-throat business that is about as real as your image in the carnival fun house mirror and more tricks than a copperfield magic show.
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2897) 5 years ago
Trump Tower Was Built on Undocumented Polish Immigrants’ Backs -- Trump may denounce illegal immigrants as ‘rapists,’ but his empire’s crown jewel, Trump Tower, was erected on land cleared by a small army of undocumented Polish workers, a lawsuit alleged.

Read more at:

https://thinkprogress.org....hyimlllxk

http://www.thedailybeast....backs.html

This New York Times story is from 1998 but explains what happened that precipated the lawsuit by the Polish workers.

http://www.nytimes.com/19...wanted=all
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Posted by Mary Catherine Dunphy (+2897) 5 years ago
Also, at the new Trump luxury hotel project in Washington, D.C., the renovation of the Old Post Office Pavilion, there's this news item about the workers Trump is employing, as reported in the Washington Post in July, 2015.

https://www.washingtonpos...story.html
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Posted by ZZZzz (-552) 5 years ago
If they were here illegally they are criminals to this day.If they sought employment that was another crime.It goes on and on.If you buy a small storage shed building are you required to interview every person who erectus your weiner brand building or just trust the store and the salesman are doing their job following US immigration laws.I believe illegals have worked in MC and it is YOUR FAULT because you did not take time off to personally interview and document every worker your contractor hired. Try doing that when you contract out a job that needs hundreds or thousands of workers. If you are going to do that then do not hire hundreds of workers to build an apartment building. Just build it yourself. In 10 days you will have lost the land,lost all contracts,lost all credibility,and have a doghouse that unfinished and not up to code that the cat will not even sleep in and an appointed lifetime membership on the board of directors,Clinton Foundation.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14970) 5 years ago
If only The Donald had used these girls... there would be no fuss.

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Posted by ZZZzz (-552) 5 years ago
youaretryingtocheat
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