Florida Sen. [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore] hit New York businessman Donald Trump for hiring Polish illegal immigrants in the past at Thursday’s GOP debate. Trump blew off the charge, saying it was a case that happened 30 years ago and the laws were different.
According to The New York Times, Polish immigrants hired by Trump to help build Trump Tower on 57th St. and 5th Avenue — the current headquarters of Trump’s offices — worked long hours and lived on low wages. They were employed by Trump’s company, The Times reported, to avoid paying union-paying pension and welfare-fund contributions.
Judge Charles E. Stewart Jr. of the Southern District of New York, found, in the behavior of the various defendants, “a conspiracy to deprive the funds of their rightful contribution.”
The case began in 1984 when a retired member of the union, Housewreckers’ Local 95, sued Trump to collect dues for the Polish workers, who were not members of the union but who outnumbered union employees on the job.
“If he builds the wall the way he built Trump towers, he’ll be using using illegal immigrant labor to do it,” Rubio said.
“Such a cute sound byte,” Trump responded.
“It’s not a sound byte. Go online. Donald Trump, Polish workers. You’ll see it.”