Immigration

Undocumented Workers Also Make Trump’s Wine

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Recent reports have made it clear that Trump's various golf clubs have knowingly hired undocumented immigrants and only made an effort verify their status after being caught red-handed.

So, if you guessed that Trump's vineyard has also hired undocumented workers, you guessed right.

Univision News spoke to undocumented immigrants who work at both the vineyard itself and the luxury hotel that services the vineyard.

Univision News interviewed seven undocumented employees who claim to have worked producing Trump wine in the state of Virginia, putting in long hours from sunrise to sunset, without overtime pay. [...]

In the grounds of the vineyard there is a luxury hotel which also partly relies on undocumented workers, according to two former Honduran employees who worked there. Marlly Peña recalls that in 2015, when she was a single mother, she says bought false documents in order to look for a job at the property of the then tycoon and presidential candidate Donald Trump.

"I want you to start on this day," she was told when she was interviewed for the job, without asking for her documents, she said.

As you might have also guessed, the undocumented workers at Trump's vineyard are also regularly taken advantage of.

"My supervisor wanted me to clean her personal room, the kitchen, do her laundry and clean the gym. I didn't have the strength anymore,'' Marlly said.

It went on largely unknown, according to [Marlly's sister Martha Peña], because it wasn’t reported for fear of losing a job, or being deported.

"I think people are tired of seeing so much mistreatment and so much abuse, one have to say what's going on because he could be re-elected,'' she added.

I don't want to sound like broken record. You know what this says about Trump, his regime, and those who support it. It's all bullshit.

The "economically anxious" should be outraged by this, but no one should hold their breath.

These workers deserve a world of credit for putting their own lives on the line to expose Trump's hypocrisy, even if Trump's supporters don't actually care.

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