November 25, 2014

Hotel Pushes Back On Clinton Claim Of Employing Illegal Immigrants

Hillary Clinton’s bizarre and offensive assertion at a black tie gala in New York City that the wait staff was comprised in part of illegal immigrants should have raised eyebrows. Now  The Weekly Standard reports that the Mandarin Hotel is pushing back:

A New York luxury hotel says it does not knowingly employ illegal immigrants, despite a suggestion by Hillary Clinton that it does. …

“This is about, I would venture to guess, the people who served us tonight, who prepared our food tonight,” Clinton said, according to MSNBC’s Alex Seitz-Wald. …

“Mandarin Oriental, New York does not knowingly employ illegal and/or undocumented immigrants. We require all employees to provide proof of their eligibility to legally work in the U.S.,” said Tammy Peters, a spokesperson for the hotel, in an email to THE WEEKLY STANDARD. “All wait staff and catering staff are employed through our hotel and we do not use outside contractors for such services.”

It is not clear why Clinton was under the impression illegal immigrants were serving or preparing food for the fete.