Illegal immigrant 'made Donald Trump's bed and dusted his golf trophies'


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.

"I never imagined, as an immigrant from the countryside in Guatemala, that I would see such important people close up", Morales tells The Times, which describes her as a "diminutive woman with only two years of education who came to the United States speaking no English".

The NYT's attempt to portray Trump as a hypocrite is complicated by the NYT's refusal to highlight the damaging economic impact of cheap labor illegal and legal immigration on blue-collar Americans.

The Trump Organization, which owns the golf course, did not comment specifically on Ms.[Victorina] Morales or Ms.[Sandra] Diaz.

"We are exhausted of the abuse, the insults, the way he talks about us when he knows that we are here helping him make money", Victorina Morales told the Times.

Her immigration status apparently didn't matter to "at least two supervisors" at Bedminster, Morales says.

President Donald Trump answers questions from the press while departing the White House on November 29 in Washington, D.C. An undocumented immigrant revealed she was employed as a housekeeper at Trump's National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The paper's refusal in the article to follow the money in the immigration debate undermines the newspaper's claim to be a supporter of ordinary people against powerful people. "We sweat it out and attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation".

Soon after Trump launched his run for the presidency, several illegal workers had shifts axed.

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

A spokeswoman for the golf club said in a statement that any employee found to have submitted false documentation would be immediately fired.

When the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. opened during his campaign in late 2016, Trump declared "we didn't have one illegal immigrant on the job". Noticing that Ms. Morales, who is shy of five feet tall, could not reach the top, he said, "Excuse me", grabbed her rag and wiped the upper portion of the glass.

But throughout his campaign and his administration, Morales, 45, has been reporting for work at Trump's golf course in Bedminster, where she is still on the payroll.

Morales expects that she and her colleagues will lose their jobs over this, but said they're willing to pay the price to come forward.

Morales said she cleaned Trump's villa while he watched TV, saw a parade of potential cabinet picks during the presidential transition, and witnesses chief of staff John Kelly - the former head of Homeland Security - meet with the president.

Marc Lacey, the Times's national editor, wrote on Twitter that Morales had been notified a day earlier that the story would be posted and that she did not go to work Thursday at Bedminster.