Trump resort hired undocumented workers

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.

"An employee of the golf course drives her and a group of others to work every day, she says, because it is known that they can not legally obtain driver's licenses".

The newspaper admitted: "There is no evidence that Mr. Trump or Trump Organization executives knew of their immigration status".

Lemon then walked through other instances in which Trump has gone against his own hard-line immigration messages, such as his wife's family using so-called chain migration or hiring undocumented immigrants on the project that would become Trump Tower.

Soon after Mr. Trump launched his campaign for the presidency, in June 2015, Ms. Morales recalled, one of the managers summoned her to tell her that she could no longer work inside Mr. Trump's house. She said she has cleaned rooms used by Trump at the Bedminster Golf Club, and that she met him several times.

The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did the lawyer representing Morales.

"The president has been half-serious about stopping illegal immigration by not taking away the jobs magnet", said Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, a group pushing to reduce immigration.

"Ms. Morales has had an unusual window into one of the president's favorite retreats", The Times continues.

"I'm exhausted of being humiliated and treated like a stupid person", she said in Spanish during a brief interview.

"We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices", Amanda Miller, a spokeswoman for the Trump Organization, said in a statement provided to CNN. Marc Lacey, the Times's national editor, wrote on Twitter that Morales had been notified a day earlier that the story would be posted and that she did not go to work Thursday at Bedminster.

The Guatemala native spoke to The New York Times about how she travelled to New Jersey after illegally crossing the border nearly 20 years ago.

Mr. Trump's golf courses in Charlotte, Los Angeles and Miami, his hotel in Washington, D.C., and a hotel he operated in NY are signed up.

"Ironically, the threats often came from the same supervisor who had employed them despite knowing their undocumented status and even provided them with forged documents".

'I ask myself, is it possible that this seƱor thinks we have papers?

"After the family separation humanitarian crisis, the racist fear-mongering during the midterms, and the violent tear-gassing of children seeking asylum, it should come as no surprise that Trump executes his campaign of hate and division while profiting off the backs of undocumented and vulnerable workers", she said. "Why wouldn't he figure it out?".

Vanessa Coleman

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