Donald Trump promises to be tough on immigration, but as a business owner, Trump has been exposed as a criminal who breaks the nation’s immigration laws.
Mother Jones reported on accusations that Trump’s modeling agency is a serial violator of US immigration laws:
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.
Donald Trump is supposed to be tough on immigration, but he owns a company that breaks the nation’s immigration laws. What was once the central issue of Trump’s campaign has turned into a quagmire as the Republican nominee has gone from a position of building a wall while deporting and banning immigrants to the wall may be virtual, and there will be no deportation and ban.
Trump’s history of sketchy business practices is catching up to the Republican nominee. The problem is that some of these allegations against Donald Trump are criminal. Trump could be fined up to $16,000 for each non-citizen that he hired, and he could face up to six months in prison for each violation.
Mother Jones points out that this illegal behavior is common in the modeling industry, but it is not common for a major party’s presidential nominee to be accused of being involved in criminal behavior.
Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, claims to be tough on immigration, while Trump the business owner violates immigration laws.
Republicans have tied themselves to a criminal enterprise that seems destined to lead them to defeat in November.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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