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New York Times: Trump resort hired undocumented workers

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Two women hired to clean at one of President Donald Trump's golf resorts in New Jersey say they were in the country illegally when they got their jobs, supervisors knew it and that many employees there also lack legal documents, according to a report in The New York Times.

The Times reported on Thursday that Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz cleaned at Trump's golf resort Bedminster, New Jersey, for years despite not having proper documentation. Morales says she used false Social Security and permanent resident cards.

A statement from their lawyer, Anibal Romero, says that a supervisor also hurled racial epithets at the women and threatened them with deportation.

The Times story says that there is no evidence that the Trump Organization knew the two were did not have legal documents, but the women say at least two supervisors were aware of their status and helped them evade detection.

"We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices," said the Trump Organization in an emailed statement. "If any employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law, they will be terminated immediately."

Both women were described by the Times as finding Trump demanding, but kind. Morales, who left Guatemala in 1999, says Trump would sometimes give her a $50 or $100 tip.

But she told the newspaper that she was hurt by his comments disparaging immigrants here illegally as violent criminals. Perhaps emboldened by that talk, she says her supervisor started verbally abusing workers, calling them "stupid illegal immigrants."

She said the same supervisor, who is unnamed in the story, had provided her with forged documents.

Morales told the Times that she understood that she could be fired and deported but felt she had to speak out. She says she is applying for asylum and is exploring a lawsuit claiming workplace abuse and discrimination.

Her lawyer, Anibal Romero, has called for federal and state investigations into the matter.

"This toxic environment was designed to intimidate these women, leaving them fearful for their safety and the safety of their families," he said in a statement.

Trump has called for a crackdown on immigrants in the country illegally. In addition to calling for a wall on the Mexican border, he has urged companies to screen workers more carefully.

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So, hold the owner responsible! Get it done!

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The paper that hates the President like no other and has had to retract so many stories and issue apologies, now we have to take their word for it because they just reported it? Astounding the NYTimes.

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Bass4funk

NY times is much more fair on the president than CNN who only bash and Fox who refuses to critique. Have you read the NY times article? It doesn't mention trump as having knowledge of the incident, only supervisors working at the club of being aware of it. In my opinion, its a very fair piece. What's wrong with reporting it?

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now we have to take their word for it because they just reported it? 

No, you don't have to. If it is untrue it will be very easy to disprove.

said the Trump Organization in an emailed statement. "If any employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law, they will be terminated immediately."

This doesn't look like a denial to me.

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now we have to take their word for it because they just reported it?

No, that’s not how it works. Try to change your mindset.

Partisans will either accept it without verification or reject it without verification depending on the biases they have.

The non-partisan approach, taking an open-minded approach, is more fruitful.

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ROFLMAO...

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And the pendulum blade keeps getting closer and closer... stay tuned.

S

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Good ol Donny...oh my poor little Trumplets wont like this news so it must be fake....

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Build the wall !!!!  Around Trump's resort in Bedminster New Jersey !!!!.

Tear gasses immigrants at the border but hires them for his properties....

Says China steals American jobs yet has his Trump ties and shirts made in Shanghai...

It seems every day you can't help but say "you can't make this stuff up"...

Trump - What a laughingstock and a disgrace...

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bass4funk: "The paper that hates the President like no other and has had to retract so many stories and issue apologies, now we have to take their word for it because they just reported it? Astounding the NYTimes."

This from a guy that says FOX speaks only the truth, even when they coin new phrases like "alternative truth" for their lies. Hahaha. Next you'll be saying that lying rag The National Review tells the truth, too.

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Raise your hand if this is surprising news to you. Dig deeper and you may discover he has someone in MS-13 working for him. As it turns out, Ms. Morales has more character than Trump. She'd rather bring attention to a hostile work environment and risk deportation than continue working for the Trump organization. 

Now that this story is out, i will bet donnie 3 chins will find a way to deport her, and anyone else in his employ who dare to speak out. What a fat hypocrite...

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Falling down funny that the one person on here with the most media experience would say that NYT is Trump's harshest foe. The most positive article I've ever seen about Trump was in a book that I own collecting 100 years of NYT articles. For fun I should dig it out and post it line for line just to savor a proverbial white flag (silence) from our self-proclaimed media maven.

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I doubt that Trump was aware that they were illegal, had a policy of employing illegals and nor would his organisation be different to many others in having a few illegals.

Probably a true story but not particularly important or remarkable.

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@Ah_so "not particularly important or remarkable"--well don't go and read the story on this site about the fifty unregistered foreign construction workers arrested or missing in Hokkaido from a few days ago. That one will really bore you into a stupor.

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Trump has always hired illegals. They helped build Trump Tower.

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At least Trump employed people without using taxpayer money, unlike the people he ran against in the election.

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This from a guy that says FOX speaks only the truth,

120 million believe so, CNN and msnbc wish they had those numbers, maybe if they told the truth every now and then they could, but alas....

even when they coin new phrases like "alternative truth"

Well, every single liberal network try to brainwash into thinking a certain way, so...

for their lies. Hahaha. Next you'll be saying that lying rag The National Review tells the truth, too.

Yes, I know opposing viewpoints is something liberals hate, but we do, the old days of CNN crossfire and one-sided opinions are over, been over.

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“The Times story says that there is no evidence that the Trump Organization knew the two were did not have legal documents,” 

non story then.

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And plus the supervisor who “knew about it” is the supervisor who GAVE HER THE FORGED DOCUMENTS? Well of course he knew then!

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Fizzbin - That is an unforgivable offense, haha

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This from a guy that says FOX speaks only the truth, 

120 million believe so

Anybody who believes any outlet speaks only the truth is intellectually challenged.

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The USA needs law that holds employers and those working illegally accountable for employing people not legally able to work inside the USA.

Deport and ban from re-entry for 10 yrs the illegal workers.

Fine the employers for each instance of violating the spirit and letter of the law. The fines should be 5x the annual compensation per incident if proper documentation and eVerify weren't used.

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If they weren't documented how is it known that they were hired ?

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They come forward.

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Illegals will work for cheaper wages than legal Americans. People like Trump will always look to use them if he can’t export those jobs to China.

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He even tipped her $50 to $100. But still he’s an orange meanie because he didn’t know her documents were fake?

Sonewhere Michael Avenatti hears an ambulance.....

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Illegals will work for cheaper wages than legal Americans. People like Trump will always look to use them if he can’t export those jobs to China.

He will? That’s news to me.

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"Illegals will work for cheaper wages than legal Americans. People like Trump will always look to use them if he can’t export those jobs to China."

You mean if they can't export those jobs to China?

Trump employs people without using taxpayer money, unlike the people he ran against in the election.

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He will? That’s news to me.

And where are Trump brand clothing and ties made again? Oh that's right...

OUTSOURCING!

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He will? That’s news to me.

No one expects you to know everything.

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Trump has always put foreigners ahead of Americans if it saves him a buck.

Who is going to stop him? His base? LOL. Trump could double his foreign workfoce and they wouldn't say a peep.

That's what defines them as Trump supporters.

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Let the caravan in and solve the problems of unfilled jobs that Americans have abandoned long time ago.

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As usual -- "don't do as I do, do as I say!"

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120 million believe so, CNN and msnbc wish they had those numbers, maybe if they told the truth every now and then they could, but alas....

We're back to the nonsense that ratings determine credibility.

The USA needs law that holds employers and those working illegally accountable for employing people not legally able to work inside the USA.

No, the US doesn't need this type of law; it already has this type of law. Cursory research would have helped you not be inaccurate.

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He will? That’s news to me.

Then you are being willfully blind . Here's a good read for you:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/intl/blog/why-we-blame/201709/willful-ignorance-and-self-deception%3famp

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No one expects you to know everything.

Coming from the people that support the party that doesn’t know everything even though they think they do.

We're back to the nonsense that ratings determine credibility.

They do especially in that it the more viewers, the more people trust the credibility. Numbers don’t lie.

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They do especially in that it the more viewers, the more people trust the credibility. Numbers don’t lie.

Why then do you dismiss the credibility of the BBC which has a much larger audience than Fox?

Numbers don’t lie.

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