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Housekeeper at Trump's New Jersey golf club tells newspaper she is undocumented

07 December 2018

The Times article spotlighted Victorina Morales, an undocumented immigrant from Guatemala, who has worked as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, since 2013.

One of them, Victorina Morales, a Guatemalan woman who jumped the border in 1999, has been at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster for more than five years, making Mr.

The Times also interviews a woman named Sandra Diaz, another undocumented immigrant who worked at Trump's golf course from 2010 to 2013, and who tells the paper that at least two of her supervisors knew she was not in the country legally.

In a statement, the Trump Organization said, "We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices".

It appears unlikely that Trump would be aware of either woman's immigration status. Although Diaz now has legal residency in the USA, she claims there were "many people without papers" working at the resort.

But she and Ms Morales described the president as demanding but kind, at times handing out tips as big as US$50 or US$100. Morales said that she understood she could be fired or deported as a result of coming forward, though she has applied for protection under the asylum laws. 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.

The Trump Organization, which owns the golf course, did not comment specifically on Morales or Diaz. Trump has taken a tough stance on immigration since taking office in 2016.

Two women who cleaned rooms set aside for Trump at one of his golf resorts in New Jersey say they used false papers to get hired
JULIO CORTEZ APTwo women who cleaned rooms set aside for Trump at one of his golf resorts in New Jersey say they used false papers to get hired

The NYT's attempt to portray Trump as a hypocrite is complicated by the NYT's refusal to highlight the damaging economic impact of cheap labor illegal and legal immigration on blue-collar Americans.

Trump has made border security a signature issue since he first began his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015, by saying: "When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best".

The women claimed that there were many other undocumented immigrants working at the Bedminster club.

His other properties have relied on foreign guest workers.

"While Trump boasts about jobs and his hardline immigration policies, these courageous women have put their own jobs and lives on the line to pursue justice for themselves and other exploited workers", said Sandra Cordero, director of Families Belong Together. CBS News reached out to the White House but have not heard back.

She said the same supervisor, who is unnamed in the story, had provided her with forged documents. "We call upon New Jersey's law enforcement community and federal authorities to investigate these allegations immediately and to help protect these courageous women and others who may now come forward", Romero added. She said she did not expect to return to work.

Housekeeper at Trump's New Jersey golf club tells newspaper she is undocumented