A Short History of Political Red Faces Over Workers Without Green Cards

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The news that a New Jersey golf course owned by President Trump, who has made border security and the fight to protect jobs for Americans a cornerstone of his presidency, had been employing undocumented immigrants as housekeepers was far from the first such revelation about a prominent public official.

Here are a few other cases that made national headlines.

Deported as a Child

When President Richard Nixon sought to make inroads among Latino voters in his re-election campaign, he nominated Romana Acosta Bañuelos, a Mexican-American woman, to be the treasurer of the United States, the official in charge of the nation’s currency. During her Senate confirmation in 1971, government agents raided the food company she had founded in Los Angeles and found immigrants working there who were undocumented.

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