The Congressional Hispanic Caucus asked the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the NSA to include former Trump undocumented employees in the witness protection program and to start a police investigation into the case of illegal immigrants who worked for the Trump Organization.
The group of legislators of Hispanic descent, formed entirely by Democrats, called on Friday to the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security to investigate the “methodical” practice of the Trump Organization of hiring undocumented workers.
CHC Chairman, Joaquín Castro requested in a letter sent to the FBI an investigation about former Trump Organization employee’s claims of unlawfully recruiting and exploiting immigrants without legal status
The CHC considered fundamental that the victims and witnesses of the alleged law violations of the Trump Organization -owned by the US president- must be protected.
“Any enforcement action by the Department of Homeland Security against these employees could be an obstruction of justice,” said the group of Hispanic lawmakers.
According to the CHC, the Trump Organization had a method to obtain “methodically” access to cheap labor by undocumented immigrants.
The Hispanic Caucus request of investigation is based on a meeting between legislators and several former employees of the Trump Organization, who denounced these bad practices, according to the CHC.
The legislators explained that the number of Trump Organization workers previously undocumented is greater than the 30 individuals reported and that many are too scared to take a step forward.
In addition to Castro, the petition was signed by Ruben Gallego, Nanette Diaz-Barragán, Adriano Espaillat and Verónica Escobar.
This is not the first request, because another group of Democratic lawmakers in February asked the FBI director, Christopher Wray, to investigate the Trump Organization for employing at least 20 illegal Latin American workers on its golf courses.
On that occasion, a group of former employees of the Trump´s golf courses in Westchester (New York) and Bedminster (New Jersey) reported having worked without papers for the companies of the US president.
The Trump Organization then argued that these undocumented workers did not work anymore for its companies. They also explained that when they hired them, they did not know they were undocumented because they had used false documents.
Translated by: Jose Espinoza