Former Trump Models: The Rules Don’t Apply to Trump

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has taken a strident position against illegal immigration. The billionaire has played to an audience that blames illegal immigrants for taking their jobs, promising he will deport them and even build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico to keep immigrants out. It’s a popular stance with frustrated voters – but did Trump’s own Trump Model Management company violate immigration laws? Some of his former models say that’s exactly what it did.

In an interview with Mother Jones Magazine, Canadian citizen Rachel Blais revealed how she was hired by Trump’s agency and worked in the U.S. for six months in 2004 before she had the legal right to do so. Blais even appeared on Trump’s television show, The Apprentice, during that time period. Hers is not the only such report – other models tell similar stories of working illegally in the U.S., before the agency obtained their work visas. The women claim that Trump’s agency even advised them to lie to airport security staff that they were tourists when coming in and out of the country. They also say that they were housed in overcrowded and overpriced apartments and that a high percentage of their earnings as models went toward various fees they did not understand.

Trump Model Management was contacted and declined to comment on this breaking story.

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  • Lona Spill
    October 5, 2016 - 8:46 am | Permalink

    One model, Alexia Palmer, even filed suit against the agency for fraud and wage theft in 2014, but her case was dismissed on a technicality. It’s as good as essay service review which I think is the best thing to do.

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