Report: Trump actively sought undocumented to work on Trump Tower
Trump wanted low-wage undocumented immigrants to build his own home.
A TIME Magazine investigation found that Donald Trump played an active role in hiring illegal immigrants to work on Trump Tower thirty-five years ago, contrary to his campaign trail statements that he had nothing to do with that decision.
“I hire a contractor. The contractor then hires the subcontractor,” Trump said when confronted about his hiring on illegal immigrants byMarco Rubio during a Republican debate. “They have people. I don’t know. I don’t remember, that was so many years ago, 35 years ago.”
But poring over court documents at the time, TIME reporters found that Trump approached the illegal immigrants personally asking them to work on his new building. “Trump sought out the Polish workers when he saw them on another job, instigated the creation of the company that paid them and negotiated the hours they would work,” they report.