Trump resort hired undocumented workers

Undocumented maids at President Trump's N.J. golf club say boss called them racial slurs threatened deportation

President Trump listens during a meeting with state officials at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster N.J. in August

Two women, who are illegal immigrants, claim they were subject to abuse and threats while working at President Trump's exclusive golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey - and they want authorities to investigate the allegations.

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 acknowledged using falsified documents to the Times; she said supervisors at Bedminster helped her work there despite being undocumented.

However, the women told the newspaper that at least two supervisors at the club were aware and took steps to help them avoid detection and hold on to their jobs.

Now, however, the women are upset by Trump's rhetoric when it comes to illegal immigration. Perhaps emboldened by that talk, she says her supervisor started verbally abusing workers, calling them "stupid illegal immigrants".

The woman, 45-year-old Victorina Morales, said she came to the United States from Guatemala and has worked at the golf club for the past five years.

In a statement, the Trump Organization said, "We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices".

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"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.

In separate, hourslong interviews in Spanish, Morales and Diaz provided detailed accounts of their work at the club and their interactions with management, including Trump.

Morales and Diaz approached The New York Times through their New Jersey lawyer, Anibal Romero, who is representing them on immigration matters.

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

The White House declined to comment on whether Mr. "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", Romero added.

"While Trump boasts about jobs and his hardline immigration policies, these courageous women have put their own jobs and lives on the line to pursue justice for themselves and other exploited workers", said Sandra Cordero, director of Families Belong Together. "If any employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law, they will be terminated immediately", a spokesperson for the Trump Organization told Fox News via email. In addition to demanding funding for a wall on the Mexican border, his administration has stepped up workplace raids and urged companies to screen workers more carefully.

"A lot of people just left", Ms Morales said. "He knows we don't speak English", Morales said.

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