Undocumented migrants work in Trump's club

Lynette Rowe
December 7, 2018

The New York Times reports that Morales admitted she isn't the only worker at the club who is in the country illegally either.

She said she has cleaned rooms used by Trump at the Bedminster Golf Club, and that she met him several times.

However, the women told the newspaper that at least two supervisors at the club were aware and took steps to help them avoid detection and hold on to their jobs.

The revelations by the New York Times are in stark contrast to President Trump's stance on illegal immigration.

One supervisor, in the Times" words, "frequently made remarks about the employees' vulnerable legal status when critiquing their work ... sometimes calling them "stupid illegal immigrants' with less intelligence than a dog". Morales has applied for asylum protections.

Morales and Sandra Diaz, a former Bedminster employee who is now a legal US resident, reached out to the Times through their lawyer, who is representing them in "immigration matters". As President, Trump has pushed for increased border security and a merit-based immigration system.

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The Trump Organization, which owns the golf course, did not comment specifically on Ms.[Victorina] Morales or Ms.[Sandra] Diaz. "If any employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law, they will be terminated immediately", a spokesperson for the Trump Organization told Fox News via email.

A statement from their lawyer, Anibal Romero, says that a supervisor also hurled racial epithets at the women and threatened them with deportation. She also shared with the Times that the president was particular about having his items, as well as Melania's and Barron's, washed with a "special detergent" in a washing machine separate from the rest of the club's residents. "We call upon New Jersey's law enforcement community and federal authorities to investigate these allegations immediately".

A housekeeper who worked at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., for three years is pulling back the curtain on President Trump's dirty laundry.

Fighting undocumented immigration has always been one of the main points of Trump's presidency.

The White House declined to comment. In addition to demanding funding for a wall on the Mexican border, his administration has stepped up workplace raids and urged companies to screen workers more carefully.

Morales expects she will have to leave her job as soon as her name and work status are made public. Beck said Trump has "let us down in his promise to help American workers" because he hasn't "put his shoulder behind a mandatory E-Verify bill". Noticing that Ms. Morales, who is shy of five feet tall, could not reach the top, he said, "Excuse me", grabbed her rag and wiped the upper portion of the glass.

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