House­keeper speaks

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - - National -

Vic­to­rina Mo­rales, a house­keeper at the Trump Na­tional Golf Club in Bed­min­ster, N.J., dis­closed in an in­ter­view with The New York Times this week that she had been work­ing il­le­gally at the fa­cil­ity for more than five years.

Ms. Mo­rales, 45, a Gu­atemalan im­mi­grant, en­tered the United States at the Cal­i­for­nia border with­out in­spec­tion in 1999 and set­tled in Bound Brook, N.J., a com­mu­nity that is about a 20-minute drive from Mr. Trump’s flag­ship golf club.

At the Trump golf course, Ms. Mo­rales was of­ten called on to clean Mr. Trump’s pri­vate res­i­dence. She said he was de­mand­ing in terms of clean­li­ness, but also friendly, some­times hand­ing out tips of $50 or $100. But she said a su­per­vi­sor of­ten taunted her about her un­doc­u­mented sta­tus, and she was deeply dis­turbed when Mr. Trump be­gan pub­licly rail­ing against im­mi­grants from Latin Amer­ica in the coun­try il­le­gally, of­ten char­ac­ter­iz­ing them as crim­i­nals.

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