Hey, xenophobic Trump supporters, take note: New Jersey prosecutors could have evidence that supervisors at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster may have helped undocumented migrant workers obtain fake migration documents.
A report by the New York Daily News says that an attorney representing former employees at the golf club, who were undocumented when they worked there, has turned over fake green cards and Social Security numbers to investigators from the state attorney general’s office. Attorney Anibal Romero said management at the golf club allegedly obtained the fake documents for former employees Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz.
Earlier this month, Morales and Diaz spoke publicly to The New York Times about their years-long employment as housekeepers at Trump’s club, where Morales has personally interacted with President Donald Trump and even received a certificate from the White House Communications Agency for her “outstanding” support during Trump visits.
Morales, 45, is from Guatemala, and Diaz, 46, who now is a legal resident, is from Costa Rica. Morales said several undocumented workers are employed at the club in housekeeping, maintenance, and landscaping.
Regarding possible crimes committed by Trump golf club supervisors, Romero said he first reached out to Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s office, which referred the matter to the FBI.
Per the Daily News:
Romero then met with two agents at a federal office in Branchburg, N.J., and outlined the same evidence he had already given the AG prosecutors. The agents said they would “coordinate” with the AG’s office, according to Romero.
Romero said he’s stayed in touch with the FBI and the attorney general’s office but declined to confirm whether either of the agencies have formally opened investigations.
The report says that at least five undocumented housekeepers working at the club used fraudulent immigration documents. The two women told the Times that they decided to speak out publicly because they were tired of being harassed and they view Trump’s racist immigration policies and statements as hypocritical. They could face prosecution for immigration-related crimes and deportation for speaking out.
Romero, however, said his clients are victims, and that “[a]ny attempt at charging them would ignore the real problem.”
Responding to the Times report earlier this month, the Trump Organization claimed to have “very strict hiring practices” in place. “If any employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law, they will be terminated immediately,” the statement said.
No one from the New Jersey attorney general’s office, the FBI, or the White House has commented about the possibility of ongoing investigations into the matter.
Meanwhile, Trump has unleashed a Twitter tantrum about immigration in recent days, callously blaming Democrats for the recent deaths of two migrant children in Border Patrol Custody, and demanding over $5 billion in funding for a border wall that his own outgoing chief of staff, John Kelly, just admitted is a lie.
“We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with,” Trump tweeted on Friday.