Donald Trump reached peak hypocrisy today after a Mother Jones article revealed that the tough-on-immigration candidate is actually guilty of employing illegal immigrants. Which is not only illegal like the term "illegal immigrants" implies, but is also the main thing he has been campaigning against.
Montreal native Rachel Blais, along with two other models who chose to protect their anonymity, came forward to assert that they worked for Trump while undocumented. It looks like Trump's position that we have to keep foreigners from entering our country does not apply when those foreigners come in hot model packages, and especially when the profits from said models are going into his own pocket.
While some of them were paid for their work — Blais modeled clothing on The Apprentice well before receiving her work visa — Trump was acting illegally even when the models weren't being compensated. According to Anastasia Tonello, global head of the U.S. immigration team at Laura Devine Attorneys in New York, it is illegal to give work to any non-citizen even if they aren't being paid. She told the magazine:
"If the U.S. company is benefiting from that person, that's work," says Devine. "These rules for immigrants are in place to protect them from being exploited. That U.S. company shouldn't be making money off you."