Lawyer: Trump resort hired undocumented workers

Lawyer: Trump resort hired undocumented workers

Lawyer: Trump resort hired undocumented workers

'There are many people without papers, ' Diaz said and added she has seen several people get hired while undocumented.

"We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices", Amanda Miller, the organization's senior vice president for marketing and corporate communications, told The Times in a statement.

Victorina Morales, an immigrant from Guatemala, and Sandra Diaz, a native of Costa Rica, told the New York Times that they both worked for years at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., along with several other undocumented immigrants, and that their supervisors knew their employment violated us law.

"This isn't a hotel with 300 employees - they were both in charge of cleaning the president's house", said Romero, referring to a guest house on the property set aside for Trump.

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.

In fact, she was even given an official certificate of appreciation by the Trump White House for her "outstanding" support in taking care of the president during one of his visits to the resort. "We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation", Morales told the New York Times.

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

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency charged with detaining and deporting immigrants who lack legal status, did not respond to questions asking about the case. 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.

Anibal Romero, Morales' attorney, said he planned to help Morales file an asylum claim after her family in Guatemala was threatened and Morales' father-in-law was hacked to death in a machete attack.

Trump has consistently railed against the threat that "illegals" pose to the country he leads and has suggested extreme measures to secure the southern border in an effort to keep undocumented migrant workers like Morales out of the United States.

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.

In hiring workers who are already in the United States, employers are required to examine identity and work authorization documents and record them on an employment eligibility form. As President, Trump has pushed for increased border security and a merit-based immigration system. "He knows we don't speak English", Morales said. 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. "Why wouldn't he figure it out?"

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