Human and Sex Trafficking, H1B Visas, and Trump’s Modeling Agency

When I was working in the clubs, I was occasionally taken aside and warned by a sex trafficking survivor about taking jobs overseas. I heard some horrific stories from women who looked like they could be models, almost all of them blonde. What was odd was that they never addressed the two or three other dancers who had been present, but they would wait until they left and address me directly.

The fact is that there is a certain type of women and young girls who are preyed upon by men in very specific ways. These men sometimes use female handlers who will appear to befriend you and try to persuade you that doing pornographic magazines or pornographic films is a good idea. This happens to American women inside the U.S., but what happens to American women who believe they are taking a job with an entertainment or modeling agency abroad creates a whole other set of problems.

Once you are in that foreign country, anything can happen to you. You are vulnerable in ways you wouldn’t be in your own country. When women cross international boundaries, they can more easily fall prey to sex predators and pimps. I’ve mentioned before that this has happened to a surprising number of especially attractive (conforming to the ideal of male beauty standards), especially pale and blonde, American women I met working in the night clubs. They were the survivors. There’s no way to know how many more of them did not survive. At least one of them suffered from terrible health problems (cancer) quite probably as a result of her ordeal. Being repeatedly raped is very hard on your life force energy.

But,  what I want to talk about in this post is foreign girls and women being brought into the U.S. to work under suspicious circumstances. Specifically, I’m going to provide some information that is available online regarding Trump Model Management, which is said to have been founded in 1999 by Donald J. Trump.

Now, this is political season here in the U.S. and Trump is running for president of the U.S. and whenever there is a presidential race, there is a tendency for those who favor a candidate to dismiss anything bad said about him as simply “the other side” attacking their guy. But, I’m not on a team. I’m not a Republican or a Democrat. I don’t vote and I’ve never voted in a presidential election because I have actually read the Constitution of the U.S. The last time I had a party affiliation, which was back in the 1980s, I was a Libertarian (lots of things have changed in that camp since then!) So, I’m not picking on Trump for any kind of political reason. It’s just that he’s made himself very difficult to ignore (most recently saying that he’s fine with men in the ladies’ room, which statement he predictably “amended” within 24 hours only to say the same thing). As I said, I recognize him very much as that “high end customer.”

I’m posting this, in part, because I’m having nightmares about him very reminiscent of the kind I used to have when Bill Clinton was in office. I had one that woke me up just a few hours ago, in which I was part of his “harem” of female employees. In the dream, I experienced the kind of psychological and sex abuse I’ve endured, in real life, from men who hate women – and not just hate us, but want to devour us!

There are some nagging questions that I just can’t get out of my mind and I don’t know why no one else is asking them. For instance, where did all those photographs of nude, 14-year old girls, hanging on the walls of Jeffrey Epstein’s mansion in Palm Beach, Florida, come from?

The Jewish-American billionaire, Epstein is about to go to court, again, over the rape of some little girls, but I notice that the  media are already speaking in misleading and derogatory terms of the victims, in particular, Virginia Roberts, who has been the most vocal of his accusers, who is called “an ex-teen prostitute,” and trying to smear them and make the perps look like the “real victims.” This shows, again, how difficult it is to obtain justice in sex trafficking or rape cases – and this is a matter of both. Epstein, who I’ve blogged about previously, is reputedly a sex trafficker and his victims include very young girls, some as young as 12 years. But, 14 seems to be the magic number, as I pointed out a couple of posts ago. Why 14? I keep wondering.

Perhaps there is a connection between this magical number, 14, and the H1B Visa program, which is and has been exploited by many U.S. employers, most notoriously the tech industry and Disney World! But, Donald Trump has, also, taken advantage of the program, which sets a side a coveted number of such visas, which allow the companies to bring in foreign workers at cut rates. Lots of Americans have lost their jobs because of this visa program – but, you don’t hear a lot about it in the news, mostly they just beat the drum about all the dirty Mexicans crossing the border illegally.

But, it turns out there is even more to H1B Visas than meets the eye. Not only are American workers losing their jobs, but it is a red carpet roll out to human traffickers and, in particular, sex traffickers.

There may have been more to Mitt Romney’s comment about Ivana (Wife #1) and Melania Trump (Wife #3) than what it seems upon first hearing it: “Donald Trump has had several foreign wives,” Romney reportedly joked at the National Republican Congressional Committee’s annual dinner. “It turns out that there really are jobs Americans won’t do.”

In fact, Trump has had two foreign wives, both from Eastern European countries. The current wife, like the first wife and like Trump, himself, has had her resume puffed up a little bit in the press. There’s some question as to whether she was ever a “super model” anywhere. According to what I’ve seen on line, she came to the U.S. in 1996 (to New York City) on one of these H1B Visas (a specially reserved, limited visa,  supposedly for “highly skilled workers” with abilities that could not be found in a U.S. citizen, which are the necessary qualifications) and went to work for a modeling agency. These visas have a life-span of three (3) years. After that time, the worker has to leave the U.S.

Now, as an American who was born here, I have no first-hand knowledge of the procedure that is used for becoming a U.S. citizen for the foreign-born. I know quite a few people who have done it, though, and they say it isn’t easy. Even if you are a refugee from the war in Bosnia some years ago, it’s not easy. The Feds make it hard for the average person. If you have family here already, sometimes it’s easier. The entire process is, in my opinion, disgusting and needs to be revamped. The requirements are disturbing, in some cases. And, the whole process is so cumbersome and awful that I can certainly see why lots of people choose to forego it and stay here in the U.S. without permission. What I mean is that this system is making criminals out of a lot of people who would prefer to do the right thing, if the process were reasonable. Right now, it is very unreasonable, especially for the people most in need (women and children whose lives are in danger in other North American and Central American countries) and hard-working people we want to invite to our country.

Melania Trump found a legal way to stay here past the 3 years and it is something that is done, probably far more often out of desperation than love – she married an American citizen. She married a really fat, old, balding, rich guy, who was able to help her get her paperwork straightened out. This guy has been called out for his hypocrisy on immigration. In his defense, this wife (#3) said that she is in immigrant and had to “put my birth certificate” and so on, in order to go through the procedure the “right way.”

She did an interview here:

There are a couple of problems with what she said, at least, in my book. Problem #1 is pretty obvious. Most people cannot do what Melania did to obtain citizenship. They don’t have the resources to keep flying in out of the country every three months to get their passport stamped. They don’t have a boyfriend whose sister is a Federal judge and has a team of expensive lawyers at their disposal, either.

Now, I’m not for flooding the country with immigrants, especially Muslims who want to rape and kill white women. Like a lot of people, I think it’s important that the U.S., and especially certain regions of the U.S., retain our cultural identity – such as it is. I happen to think that’s important, especially as a lover of the arts. There are economic reasons why we don’t just open the gates and let everyone in, too.

But, the 2nd problem I have with this interview and this whole situation with Melania Trump is that it is pretty obvious to me that this woman is not what the media and the pro-Trump camp have tried to say she is. (For instance, she is not well-educated, she dropped out of fashion and design school, she was not a highly-paid super model, and, in fact, she did some porn – which I cannot believe has not surfaced in a big way. I’ve seen some of the milder stuff.) They have tried to paint the picture of Melania as a well-educated, highly intelligent, independent, self-sustaining, successful and well-established woman before she met Trump. But, when I listen to this woman, I do not hear a lot of either intelligence or education and, in fact, she came here from a former Soviet country, a Communist country, where she was a member of the peasant class – an underclass who speak her language, Slovenian. She came from a dirt poor background probably much worse than that of the average Mexican, whom her husband so disdains. She came in here on this Visa program and needed a way to stay. She needed a green card. She needed a way to finance her naturalization process – it’s very expensive to become a U.S. citizen. So, she found herself “a high end customer.” I don’t fault her for that, but I do fault her for making it sound like anyone could or should do what she did in order to do things “the legal way.” I think it’s disgusting.

After Melania left the first modeling agency, she went to work for Trump’s agency. According to numerous reports, Donald Trump was seen in the company of Melania (then Knauss, which was Germanized from the original Slovenian Knav) while he was still legally married to his second wife, the American actress, Marla Maples. Their daughter, Tiffany, was only about four or five-years old when this was going on. That was about 1998. The Trump Modeling agency was officially established in 1999, according to their website.

I’ve made a couple of recent posts about Trump and his connections to Epstein and he has numerous connections to other rich, old codgers who “enjoy the company” of young – sometimes very, very young – women and girls.

I’m going to lay out a little further evidence here that Trump and his agency, which brings in girls as young as 14-years, on these special Visas like the one Melania Knav/Knauss Trump came in here on, may function as a de facto sugar daddy-sugar-baby arranging business. In fact, I’m saying that his agency may function, not only as a legitimate modelling agency, but, also,  as a kind of high-end escort service or mail-order-bride type of service, hooking up rich old geezers with young women and girls, mostly foreign, in-need and highly vulnerable. Again, I wonder where those photos of 14-year old girls came from.

Here are some things for you to examine:

In the video, below, the narrator lays out a case for Trump’s agency providing rich, old men with young women:

A government worker talks in a forum discussion about gemeral abuses of the H1B Visa program:

An article and video on the subject of an apparently legitimate modeling website connected to human trafficking. The site belongs to MC2:

MC2 Modeling Agency is accused of providing female victims to Jeffrey Epstein:

This article talks about the general connections between modeling agencies, including prominent names in the business, and human trafficking:

Trump has connections to another Jewish billionaire businessman, Alexander Mashkevitch, whose yacht was raided for charges, including the trafficking of young girls:

The article and videos at this link discuss the investigation and lawsuits against Trump’s modeling agency. He is accused by some of the models of not paying them:

This 14-year old girl talks about the connection between modeling agencies and human or sex trafficking:

This article is interesting, although it is written from a political perspective. It is from the National Review, which is a Republican publication. As you may have heard, the old guard Republicans -and anyone with an ounce of common sense – doesn’t like Trump. This is not the most objective article, but it has some interesting information:

What the information at the above links establishes is that there is a connection between modeling and sex trafficking, especially when the models are going from one country to another. It, also, establishes a connection between Donald Trump and some other very dangerous, very sleazy, powerful men who abuse and exploit women and get away with it.

What it, also, shows is that women, including white women and very conforming women (some of the victims are not “white” but meet a standard of beauty that makes them particularly subject to male predators of a certain kind), are not privileged. It is not a privilege to be sex trafficked. It is not a privilege to be forced into prostitution. Far from being “privileged,” these women are special targets!

As I’ve said, we will never stop this through any legal or political channels because we are saturated with it and it runs from the bottom of the patriarchal pyramid of power all the way to the very top. All we can do is try to warn other women and girls (just as I was warned repeatedly about this from other women who were survivors) and to do everything we can to keep girls out of the hands of men – any men- but, especially these kinds of men. I am not the first feminist to suggest that the number of predators and potential predators being born must be reduced and that we have that power in our hands.