Trump Organization construction crew uses illegal immigrant labor

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  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    Why am I not shocked...

    OSSINING, N.Y. — For nearly two decades, the Trump Organization has relied on a roving crew of Latin American employees to build fountains and waterfalls, sidewalks and rock walls at the company’s winery and its golf courses from New York to Florida.

    Other employees at Trump clubs were so impressed by the laborers — who did strenuous work with heavy stone — that they nicknamed them “Los Picapiedras,” Spanish for “the Flintstones.”

    For years, their ranks have included workers who entered the United States illegally, according to two former members of the crew. Another employee, still with the company, said that remains true today.

    President Trump “doesn’t want undocumented people in the country,” said one worker, Jorge Castro, a 55-year-old immigrant from Ecuador without legal status who left the company in April after nine years. “But at his properties, he still has them.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/poli...59014a-b3ab-11e9-8e94-71a35969e4d8_story.html
     
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    ICE raid coming to a 45 property in... 3... 2... 1...
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  3. samcraig macrumors P6

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    Not shocked. There was something about a year ago about a sudden "purge" of people at some of his properties when the heat was on re: immigration reform.

    No surprise that it was all for show.
     
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    When asked if anyone worked at his Bedminster club who was undocumented, he said he couldn’t answer. His supporters are being taken for a ride, unbelievable.
     

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