Lawyer for Undocumented Workers: Trump Golf Club Supervisors Recruited Clients, Gave Them ‘Phony Documents’


Both federal and state investigators are looking into claims that President Donald Trump‘s New Jersey golf club hired illegal workers.

And, in at least one case, a worker has claimed her bogus work documents — provided to investigators —  came directly from a supervisor at the club.

The Daily News first reported that documents were handed over to investigators and may amount to “evidence of possible crimes” at Trump’s New Jersey club.

WaPo further reported:

Anibal Romero, a Newark attorney who represents five undocumented immigrants who say they worked at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, said in an interview Saturday that he met with investigators from the New Jersey state attorney general’s office and two FBI agents in November, before the workers began to go public with their stories.

Romero said he turned over fake green cards and Social Security numbers that supervisors at the golf club allegedly gave one of his clients, Victorina Morales, a 44-year-old Guatemalan national. He also gave investigators the pay stubs of Sandra Diaz, a 46-year-old Costa Rican native who now has legal status but said she was undocumented when she worked at the club for three years.

Romero also said that it is important to understand that the women were recruited by the club and provided fake paperwork.

“The important point that I think has been left out is that Americans think these hard-working women get these jobs on their own — that’s not what happened,” Romero said, according to WaPo. “People employed by the golf club recruited her and made her the phony documents.”

Morales and Diaz came forward in a New York Times report earlier this month. Morales recently told VOA she has no regrets about speaking out.

A spokesperson for the Trump Organization did not respond to the specific claims of the women but told WaPo, “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.”

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