Donald Trump may have said in June that Mexicans are “bringing drugs…bringing crime” and “rapists,” but they are also construction workers–some, on Trump’s own forthcoming hotel in Washington, D.C.
According to the Washington Post, many of the workers who have been toiling on the site of the future Trump International Hotel are from Mexico and other Latin American countries, and a number arrived in the United States illegally. Some admittedly to be undocumented, even as they worked on the Trump hotel.
The Trump Organization told the Post that they follow all immigration laws in their hiring practices and that the documentation checks happen through a separate construction contractor.
Some workers at the construction site, which is on the Old Post Office Pavilion, said that they were concerned Trump’s recent statements against immigrants would lead to scrutiny of their own jobs. Others just expressed disgust for the man behind their work.
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best,” Trump said in a speech launching his presidential candidacy. His construction contractor might argue otherwise.