Illegal migrants clean at President’s golf resort
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.”