Trump has made immigration a keystone of his presidential platform, stating on his campaign website: "All immigration laws will be enforced. We will triple the number of ICE agents. Anyone who enters the U.S. illegally is subject to deportation. That is what it means to have laws and to have a country." Yet, at one point in the campaign, Trump was accused of using undocumented workers to renovate his new hotel in Washington, D.C., a claim he denied. Additionally, the hospitality industry has a tradition of employing foreign-born workers, both documented and undocumented, and that can conflict with populist rhetoric. Trump's hard line on China also could be tricky, as Chinese firms invested a record-breaking $168 billion in the United States during the first half of 2016. A number of those transactions came in the hospitality industry. Most recently, HNA Group acquired a 25 percent stake in Hilton Worldwide, following up on its purchase of Carlson Hotels. "Hospitality is a bipartisan industry that powers the economy, supporting 8 million jobs around the country," American Hotel & Lodging Association president Katherine Lugar said. "We congratulate President-elect Donald Trump and look forward to working with him, as well as government officials and members of Congress on both sides of the aisle, to advocate for policies that boost the economy, support entrepreneurship and business growth and promote travel and tourism across the United States." Get the full story at Business Travel News