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Late Friday evening the New York Times reported that two more immigrant women who worked for Trump at the Bedminster Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey were undocumented at the time and that Trump golf course management knew it. The latest allegations, come in the wake of an explosive front page expose in Friday’s New York Times and follow-up report detailing abuse, including, according to the Washington Post, allegations of mistreatment that included physical abuse by a supervisor at the Club.
This brings the number of immigrants alleging illegal employment practices at Bedminster to four undocumented employees, raising serious questions of criminal activity and prohibited employment practices at the Trump Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. The allegations contained in these media reports demand a thorough federal and state investigations into the alleged criminal and civil violations of law.
David Leopold, Counsel to DHS Watch, Chair of Immigration at Ulmer & Berne and former President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association:
The number of undocumented immigrants alleging they were recruited, hired and abused by the Trump organization at the Bedminster Club has grown and is likely growing. These allegations smack of a pattern and practice of criminal activity and civil violations by the Trump organization. The brave women who’ve come forward to seek justice are victims of crime. This demands a thorough, robust and complete investigation by federal authorities and the New Jersey Attorney General’s office. In the meantime the Department of Homeland Security and New Jersey authorities must protect Ms. Morales and the other undocumented workers by providing them legal protection potentially through the issuance of U and T visas and other forms of protection. No one is above the law, including the President of the United States, his family and his businesses.