Trump hires il­le­gal work­ers

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - WORLD NEWS - Bernard Con­don

NeW yorK — two women who cleaned rooms set aside for u.S. Pres­i­dent don­ald trump at one of his golf re­sorts in New Jersey say they used false pa­pers to get hired, their su­per­vi­sors knew it and that many em­ploy­ees there also lack le­gal doc­u­ments.

ani­bal romero, a lawyer rep­re­sent­ing Vic­to­rina mo­rales and San­dra diaz, said on thurs­day that the two used false So­cial Se­cu­rity and per­ma­nent res­i­dency doc­u­ments to get jobs at trump’s golf re­sort bed­min­ster, N.J. he also said that a su­per­vi­sor hurled racial ep­i­thets at the women and threat­ened them with de­por­ta­tion to get more work out of them.

the two are now con­sid­er­ing a law­suit against the trump or­ga­ni­za­tion for work­place abuse and dis­crim­i­na­tion. mo­rales, who says she cleaned trump’s clothes and toi­let and made his bed, is also seek­ing asy­lum.

“this isn’t a ho­tel with 300 em­ploy­ees — they were both in charge of clean­ing the pres­i­dent’s house,” said romero, re­fer­ring to a guest house on the prop­erty set aside for trump. he added that mo­rales, 47, was re­peat­edly called a “don­key” and “dog” by a su­per­vi­sor.

the trump or­ga­ni­za­tion did not an­swer emailed ques­tions about the al­le­ga­tions, but said in a state­ment that it has the high­est stan­dards for job ap­pli­cants.

“We have tens of thou­sands of em­ploy­ees across our prop­er­ties and have very strict hir­ing prac­tices,” the com­pany said in an email. “if any em­ployee sub­mit­ted false doc­u­men­ta­tion in an at­tempt to cir­cum­vent the law, they will be ter­mi­nated im­me­di­ately.”

the New york times first wrote about the two women, not­ing that there is no ev­i­dence that the trump or­ga­ni­za­tion knew they did not have le­gal doc­u­ments.

both women were de­scribed by the times as finding trump de­mand­ing as an em­ployer, but kind.

mo­rales, who left Gu­atemala in 1999, says trump would some­times give her a $50 or $100 tip. both told the times that at least two su­per­vi­sors were aware of their sta­tus and helped them evade de­tec­tion.

romero said that diaz, 46, has le­gal per­ma­nent res­i­dency. he said she left the trump club in 2013 shortly af­ter mo­rales was hired.

Evan vuCCi/the as­so­ci­ated press

Two women who worked at U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s New Jersey golf course say they used false pa­pers to get hired and their su­per­vi­sors knew it.

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