Donald Trump has been railing against violent Mexican illegal immigrants for weeks, but he reportedly has undocumented workers on his payroll.
The Washington Post reported that Trump may be relying on illegal employees to finish his Washington D.C. property, which sits five blocks from the White House.
According to roughly 15 laborers interviewed by the Post, the $200 million Trump International Hotel employs workers who illegally entered the U.S. before settling in the Washington area.
“It’s something ironic,” Ivan Arellano, one of the workers who obtained legal status through marriage, told the Post. “The majority of us are Hispanics, many who came illegally. And we’re all here working very hard to build a better life for our families.”
A Trump spokeswoman told the Post that the company followed all applicable laws in hiring its workers. Meanwhile, workers at the site have had Trump’s comments on Mexican immigrants on their mind, talking about the presidential candidate as they build his hotel.
“He might come one day and pretty much tell us to get the heck out of here,” Daniel Gonzalez said of Trump.