Published: Fri, December 07, 2018
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Trump's Bedminster club hired undocumented immigrants, two workers claim

Trump's Bedminster club hired undocumented immigrants, two workers claim

Morales and Diaz both said they have interacted with Trump directly a number of times, describing him as a good tipper but "extremely meticulous" to the point that he once closely inspected the edges of frames for dust. "We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation".

The Trump National Golf Club is home to green lawns, sparkling water features - and illegal immigrants working for the resort. Morales says she's aware the she could be fired or deported by coming forward, but she is working with a lawyer on an application for protection under asylum laws, and she's also considering workplace abuse and discrimination lawsuit.

Morales-who is still now employed at the gold club-also revealed she will be looking into filing a lawsuit claiming abuse and discrimination after a supervisor made hurtful comments about her intelligence and undocumented status.

Morales, who earns US$13 an hour, said employees had become increasingly upset by Trump's negative rhetoric about Hispanic immigrants and said a supervisor berated them as "stupid illegal immigrants".

Morales, who is now employed at Bedminster, pays taxes just like legal immigrants and American citizens, says she and other undocumented employees at Bedminster are coming forward out of frustration with Trump's attacks on immigrants.

Morales and Sandra Diaz, a former Bedminster employee who is now a legal USA resident, reached out to the Times through their lawyer, who is representing them in "immigration matters".

"This toxic environment was created to intimidate these women, leaving them fearful for their safety and the safety of their families", Romero said.

"Many of the abuses to which my clients were subjected constitute crimes. 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".

The Trump Organization, which owns the golf course, did not comment to the New York Times about the women profiled in the report.

"We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices. If any employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law, they will be terminated immediately". CBS News reached out to the White House but have not heard back.

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