Zoltan Tamas, a Romanian immigrant who came to the US legally in 2011 and worked for the Trump Golf Club in Jupiter, Florida, was arrested by ICE in June 2018 after the agency called him to his office, to discuss his "inadmissibility" to the United States after a trip to Romania in 2013, the Times said.
According to the newspaper, Tamas, a green card holder, was arrested by the agency after conducting a background check in connection with his 2016 application for citizenship, "which revealed that he was absent due to fraud fraud in Romania had been sentenced ".
The Times said Tamas' lawyer Mario Urizar is appealing for a judge's decision to deport Tamas "while the case is dragging through the court". But ICE, the newspaper said, "said he had to stay in prison for his crime."
Urizar said to CNN on Friday that he intended to convict the condemnation in absentia's absence as an adequate basis for the deportation of Tamas.
"Normally these beliefs are not given the full trust in the United States, so that was the argument I wanted ̵
"I think that probably took ICE a bit too far, Tamas was here for many years, he was legal here and paid taxes – he has no criminal record in the United States," Urizar added.
ICE did not respond on Friday to the request of CNN.
According to the Times, Tamas, who was hired on a Trump estate for the first time in the 2006-2007 winter season, began working for the Trump National Golf Club in Jupiter in 2013.
"He took lessons, to become a security guard to obtain a license to handle firearms, and was tasked to oversee the sprawling terrain, and later took on a second job in the transportation department, "the Times said.
The newspaper reported that Tamas' wife Alina Rogozan, who also immigrated from Romania and is now a US citizen, said Tamas drove Trump's children when they arrived at the airport. According to The Times, Rogozan also said that Tamas had picked up "campaign staff and dignitaries at the airport" during the 2016 elections, adding that he needed security checks from the intelligence service.
Urizar told CNN that he "is doing his best" to reach the Trump children to try to help with the case, adding that he and Tamas are particularly interested in helping Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.
"We hope this will bring the family forward," he said of the Times report.
The Trump organization did not respond to CNN's request on Friday.
According to the report, Tamas, his wife, and their two children – who, like their mother, are now US citizens – were given "permanent residency cards after winning the Diversity Visa Lottery." 19659002] His family stays in Florida, the Times said.
CNN's Cristina Alesci and Geneva Sands contributed to this report.