Trump golf club employs undocumented workers report

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The two women are now considering a lawsuit against the Trump Organization for workplace abuse and discrimination.

A spokesperson for the Trump Organization did not address the allegations of mistreatment but said the golf club had a policy of not hiring undocumented immigrants.

Morales' journey from cultivating corn in rural Guatemala to fluffing pillows at an exclusive golf resort took her from the southwest border, where she said she crossed illegally in 1999, to the horse country of New Jersey, where she was hired at the Trump property in 2013 with documents she said were phony.

The Times found two women who say they entered the United States unlawfully but were employed at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.

Morales says lower-level managers at the golf club helped her circumvent Trump's enforcement rules. He also said that a supervisor hurled racial epithets at the women and threatened them with deportation to get more work out of them.

The Trump Organization did not comment on Thursday about the undocumented workers.

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The article suggests that Trump's refusal to question her status is evidence that he knew she was an illegal migrant, and that he is a hypocrite for employing illegals while championing pro-American reforms.

"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.

Around the same time, she said, several workers, who she said were also working illegally, had their work days shaved from five days to three days. "A lot of people just left", Ms Morales said. She's worked for Trump since 2013, and she now earns $13 an hour. 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.

She said she is certain that her employers - perhaps even Trump - knew of her unlawful status all along. "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". This directly contradicts statements Trump made during his campaign, when he said that he "didn't have one illegal immigrant on the job".

Morales, who spoke to the Times directly, told the newspaper that she understood that she could be fired and deported but felt she had to speak out.

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