Aug 30, 2016 9:20 PM GMT
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/models-trump-agency-worked-u-s-illegally-report-article-1.2771769Donald Trump's modeling company was a "crooked agency" that put young women into "modern-day slavery" and had them working in the U.S. illegally, former models for the organization claimed in a bombshell report released Tuesday.
Trump Model Management, which was founded by the GOP nominee in 1999, has made its money on foreign models working in the U.S. illegally and under horrible conditions, several former models told Mother Jones magazine.
Another woman, identified by the magazine as "Kate", who said the agency never obtained a work visa for her even though she worked for them as a model in the U.S., blasted the mogul for his apparent hypocrisy in profiting from foreign labor, and illegally so, while simultaneously bashing immigrants on the campaign trail and threatening to "round up" 11 million undocumented immigrants with a "deportation force."
"Honestly, they are the most crooked agency I've ever worked for, and I've worked for quite a few," Rachel Blais, a Canadian-born model who signed with Trump Model Management in 2004 and proceeded to work for the company without the proper visa paperwork.
Ironically, the type of work visa that would have allowed the women interviewed by Mother Jones to work legally in the U.S. — an umbrella of visas known as H-1B, which allows temporary employment for foreign workers for certain occupations — would be scrapped entirely under a Trump presidency.