‘I Don’t Run It’: Trump Responds to Reports of Undocumented Workers at His Properties – The New York Times

After the revelations, the Trump Organization said that it had begun to use E-Verify, an electronic verification system that checks documents provided by new hires against Social Security Administration and Department of Homeland Security records to identify fakes, at all properties. The same month, dozens of undocumented workers were fired at clubs in Briarcliff Manor, N.Y., Pine Hill, N.J., and at the Bedminster club.

As he was about to step onto Marine One to head to the Bedminster club on Friday, Mr. Trump seemed to indicate that the Trump Organization had strengthened its hiring processes to ensure that they were no longer employing undocumented immigrants.

“But we’ve ended — whatever they did, we have a very strict rule that, those rules are very strict,” Mr. Trump said, standing on the South Lawn.

The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Eric Trump, who along with his brother, Don Jr., took over management of the organization, said in January that hiring undocumented immigrants was a sign of the United States immigration system’s failures and that firing the employees was distressing.

“I must say, for me personally, this whole thing is truly heartbreaking,” Eric Trump said. “Our employees are like family, but when presented with fake documents, an employer has little choice.”


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