The Washington Post reports:
President Trump has shown he is willing to take dramatic steps to stop the flow of illegal immigration into the United States, but his administration has been silent about one company that long relied on unauthorized labor: Trump’s own business.
Democrats in Congress have been stymied in their efforts to find out whether federal authorities are investigating the Trump Organization over its reliance for years on workers without legal status — to cut grass, clean rooms and cook meals at golf courses in New York and New Jersey.
The latest rebuff to Democratic lawmakers came this week. ICE missed a Tuesday deadline to respond to a request from House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), asking whether an investigation had been opened into the hiring practices of the president’s company. ICE said only that it wouldn’t meet the April 9 deadline, a Thompson spokesman said.
I sent a letter to the FBI demanding an investigation into the Trump Organization’s dubious employment practices and have yet to receive a response. It’s unacceptable to demonize immigrants while exploiting their labor for personal profit. https://t.co/j5niy6QsBN
— Raul M. Grijalva (@RepRaulGrijalva) April 9, 2019