Donald Trump modeling agency ‘encouraged models to work in US illegally’

Former models interviewed by Mother Jones said they were brought to the US on tourist visas and lived in dismal conditions

As Donald Trump prepares to give a major speech on immigration – one of the key issues since the launch of his campaign – former models have accused the New York businessman of running a “crooked” modeling agency and skirting US regulations to bring them into the country to work.

The Republican presidential nominee founded Trump Model Management in 1999, and in subsequent years had young foreign models living in dismal conditions, likended to “modern-day slavery”, as the company made a profit, according to a report by Mother Jones magazine.

“Honestly, they are the most crooked agency I’ve ever worked for, and I’ve worked for quite a few,” said Rachel Blais, 31, a Canadian model who worked for the agency between 2004 and 2007.

Ms Blais, along with two other women who worked for Trump Model Management, said they were brought to the US on tourist visas, which did not give them proper authorisation to work in the country.

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Source By http://www.independent.co.uk

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