Trump Resort Hired Undocumented Workers 6 December 2018

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When he visited as president, she was directed to wear a pin in the shape of the American flag adorned with a Secret Service logo.

Quite an achievement for an immigrant housekeeper living in the country without legal permission. Morales says she used false Social Security and permanent resident cards.

"I'm using E-Verify on just about every job", Trump told MSNBC host Chris Matthews during a televised "town hall" in March 2016, later adding, "I'm using E-Verify, and I'll tell you, it works".

Another woman, Sandra Diaz, who's from Costa Rica and is now a legal resident of the USA, said she was also undocumented when she worked at Bedminster between 2010 and 2013, the Times reported.

"There are many people without papers", Diaz said of employees working at Trump's golf club. There is no evidence that Trump or Trump Organization executives knew of their immigration status.

Both women say they used fake documents during the hiring process but that supervisors were aware that they were undocumented.

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Morales made Trump's bed and cleaned his toilets.

The Washington Post said in 2015 that it had interviewed workers during the construction of Trump International Hotel in Washington who said they had entered the country illegally.

But throughout his campaign and his administration, Morales, 45, has been reporting for work at Trump's golf course in Bedminster, where she is still on the payroll.

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

Morales said she cleaned Trump's villa while he watched TV, saw a parade of potential cabinet picks during the presidential transition, and witnesses chief of staff John Kelly - the former head of Homeland Security - meet with the president. The native Guatemalan woman endured comments from a supervisor who attacked her intelligence and appeared to hold her immigration status over her head.

The self-declared illegal immigrant told the New York Times she was from Guatemala and had sneaked across the US-Mexico border in 1999. 'We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation'. 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.

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In other respects, the women described some of the perks of employment, even earning cash tips from Trump.

While they were often unclear on precise dates of when events occurred, they appeared to recollect key events and conversations with precision.

Ms Morales noted multiple exchanges she had with Mr Trump were pleasant, including numerous occasions in which he tipped her $50 or $100 for her work in cleaning his private quarters. Noticing that Ms. Morales, who is shy of five feet tall, could not reach the top, he said, "Excuse me", grabbed her rag and wiped the upper portion of the glass.

Undocumented migrants have been working for US President Donald Trump's luxury golf club in New Jersey, despite his denunciation of illegal immigration and insistence on jobs for Americans, The New York Times reported on Thursday (Dec 6).

The women worked on housekeeping and golf course maintenance.

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