In January, Juan Quintero was one of several undocumented immigrants working for Trump that lost their jobs amidst the realization that the President’s businesses have been relying on illegal labor for years, according to The Washington Post.
Now, he is the second undocumented worker to come forward and say that he was under direct employment of Eric Trump and his brother Donald Trump Jr. Quintero’s main job was as a greenkeeper for the Trump National Golf Club Hudson Valley in Hopewell Junction, N.Y., but he also worked as a contractor for the Trump siblings’ private ,171-acre hunting ground.
“Juan — how are the fields coming along,” Eric Trump wrote to Juan Quintero. “They need to be planted in the next week or so in order to make the season. Hope you are great.”
Quintero had been employed at the golf course for 18 years before losing both positions earlier this year. “All of the years you give them, and they just let you go,” he said in a recent interview in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. “They do not say, ‘Let’s do something, let’s try to help you.’ They simply said, ‘Your documents are not valid,’ and that is it.”
Although Quintero said he never talked with Eric Trump about his immigration status, he said it hadn’t been an issue until now. The brothers never even said anything as he failed to provide them with a Social Security number when they wanted to issue him a debit card over a year ago. Eric Trump declined to comment, and Trump Jr. did not respond to requests for comment.