Il­le­gal mi­grants clean at Pres­i­dent’s golf re­sort

The Courier-Mail - - WORLD -

NEW YORK: Two women hired to clean at one of Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s golf re­sorts in New Jer­sey say they were in the coun­try il­le­gally when they got their jobs, su­per­vi­sors knew it and that many em­ploy­ees also lacked le­gal doc­u­ments, ac­cord­ing to a re­port in The New York Times.

It re­ported that Vic­to­rina Mo­rales and San­dra Diaz cleaned at Mr Trump’s golf re­sort in Bedminster, New Jer­sey, for years de­spite not hav­ing proper doc­u­men­ta­tion.

Ms Mo­rales said she used false so­cial se­cu­rity and per­ma­nent res­i­dent cards.

A state­ment from their lawyer, Ani­bal Romero, says that a su­per­vi­sor also hurled racial ep­i­thets at the women and threat­ened them with de­por­ta­tion.

The Times re­port says that there is no ev­i­dence that the Trump Or­ga­ni­za­tion knew the two did not have le­gal doc­u­ments, but the women say at least two su­per­vi­sors were aware of their sta­tus and helped them evade de­tec­tion.

“We have tens of thou­sands of em­ploy­ees across our prop­er­ties and have very strict hir­ing prac­tices,” the busi­ness group said in a state­ment.

“If any em­ployee sub­mit­ted false doc­u­men­ta­tion in an at­tempt to cir­cum­vent the law, they will be ter­mi­nated im­me­di­ately.”

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