Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers

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BEDMINSTER, N.J. — During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J. Trump’s bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf trophies. When he visited as president, she was directed to wear a pin in the shape of the American flag adorned with a Secret Service logo.

Because of the “outstanding” support she has provided during Mr. Trump’s visits, Ms. Morales in July was given a certificate from the White House Communications Agency inscribed with her name.

Quite an achievement for an undocumented immigrant housekeeper. Ms. Morales’s 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.

She said she was not the only worker at the club who was in the country illegally. Sandra Diaz, 46, a native of Costa Rica who is now a legal resident of the United States, said she, too, was undocumented when she worked at Bedminster between 2010 and 2013. The two women said they worked for years as part of a group of housekeeping, maintenance and landscaping employees at the golf club that included a number of undocumented workers, though they could not say precisely how many. There is no evidence that Mr. Trump or Trump Organization executives knew of their immigration status. But at least two supervisors at the club were aware of it, the women said, and took steps to help workers evade detection and keep their jobs.

But throughout his campaign and his administration, Ms. Morales, 45, has been reporting for work at Mr. Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, where she is still on the payroll. An employee of the golf course drives her and a group of others to work every day, she says, because it is known that they cannot legally obtain driver’s licenses.


Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers

Well, look at that. Once again he proves to be a liar. Employing undocumented workers while all the time bashing them. Hard to believe she is the one only one. Oh, and she left because of the abuse. Another thing that is not shocking.
 

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From the article -

"There is no evidence that Mr. Trump or Trump Organization executives knew of their immigration status. "

No evidence, means no evidence.
 
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From the article -

"There is no evidence that Mr. Trump or Trump Organization executives knew of their immigration status. "

No evidence, means no evidence.
Do you seriously think Trump would have cared? His entire anti-immigrant schtick is for political pandering purposes only.
 
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From the article -

"There is no evidence that Mr. Trump or Trump Organization executives knew of their immigration status. "

No evidence, means no evidence.

Nice try but it's clear that the supervisors hired by the Trump Organization knew - or I guess you missed that part?

And this


Mr. Trump has a long history of relying on immigrants at his golf and hotel properties. Though he signed a “Buy American, Hire American” executive order in 2017 tightening the conditions for visas for foreign workers, his companies have hired hundreds of foreigners on guest-worker visas.

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. But companies are not required in most cases to take additional steps to verify the authenticity of documents. Because falsifying these documents is so easy, E-Verify, which is required in 22 states, goes the extra step of checking them against records kept by the Social Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

The federal list posted online of employers who use the E-Verify system includes Mr. Trump’s golf club in North Carolina, a state that requires it, but the Bedminster club in New Jersey, where it is not required under state law, does not appear on the list.

So yeah, he lied yet again when he boasted that he had used an electronic verification system, E-Verify, to ensure that only those legally entitled to work were hired.

Again, right there in the article.
 

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Nice try but it's clear that the supervisors hired by the Trump Organization knew - or I guess you missed that part?

It clearly says

"There is no evidence that Mr. Trump or Trump Organization executives knew of their immigration status."

Maybe you missed the "executive".

Is it possible the information was not passed up the chain of command? Since the article also states -

"at least two supervisors at the club were aware of it, the women said, and took steps to help workers evade detection and keep their jobs."
 

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It clearly says

"There is no evidence that Mr. Trump or Trump Organization executives knew of their immigration status."

Maybe you missed the "executive".

Is it possible the information was not passed up the chain of command?
Doubtful that he would NOT have a hand in hiring the most senior executives.

Again from the link


The Trump Organization, which owns the golf course, did not comment specifically on Ms. Morales or Ms. Diaz. “We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices,” Amanda Miller, the company’s senior vice president for marketing and corporate communications, said in a statement. “If an employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law, they will be terminated immediately.”

Yeah, that did NOT happen now, did it?

It's well known that he has hired undocumented people several times for many of his "projects".

This is just more proof.
 
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I will say I got the best laugh from this in the article.

That same year, she said, Mr. Trump had an outburst over some orange stains on the collar of his white golf shirt, which Ms. Diaz described as stubborn remnants of his makeup, which she had difficulty removing.

Does he not know how stupid he looks with the Orange makeup?
 
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  • Trump regularly hires foreign workers for jobs as housekeepers and cooks at his Mar-a-Lago Club in Florida. While the law requires an employer to first make an effort to find employees in the United States before filing a request to hire foreign workers, Mar-a-Lago accomplishes this by complying with the letter of the law but in a manner seemingly designed make sure it gets no American applicants: by placing two small ads deep inside the Palm Beach Post to which an applicant may reply only via mail or fax — not online, not by phone and not in person.

  • According to an investigation by Mother Jones, Trump’s modeling agency, Trump Model Management, brought foreign models to the United States to work, despite the fact that they were in the country on tourist visas, a violation of the law. “Two of the former Trump models said Trump’s agency encouraged them to deceive customs officials about why they were visiting the United States and told them to lie on customs forms about where they intended to live.” They were crammed into small apartments for which the agency charged them exorbitant rent and had other expenses deducted from their fees, leaving them with little income and the constant knowledge that they could be sent out of the country at any moment. “It is like modern-day slavery,” said one model.

  • Trump Tower was built in part by undocumented Polish workers who sued Trump to get wages they said they were owed. "We worked in horrid, terrible conditions,'' said one. ''We were frightened illegal immigrants and did not know enough about our rights.''
It’s hard to know how much Trump knew at the time he was employing all of these undocumented immigrants; he tends to plead ignorance. But we certainly see a pattern of a man who wants things done cheaply and isn’t too concerned about the rules.

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Again from the link -

"at least two supervisors at the club were aware of it, the women said, and took steps to help workers evade detection and keep their jobs."