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Trump golf club employs undocumented workers: report

AFP  |  New York 

Undocumented migrants have been working for US Donald Trump's luxury golf club in New Jersey, despite his denunciation of and insistence on jobs for Americans, has reported.

Victorina Morales, 45, from Guatemala, has been a at the in Bedminster since 2013, making Trump's bed and cleaning his toilet after being hired with phony documents, reported Thursday.

She and former employee Sandra Diaz, 46, who is now a legal resident, told there were other undocumented workers at the club, and that supervisors took steps to help workers evade detection and keep their jobs.

said there was no evidence that Trump or executives from his family's company knew about their status.

"We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices," said a in a statement sent to AFP.

"If any employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law, they will be terminated immediately." Diaz recalled Trump once erupting in 2012 over orange stains on the collar of his golf shirt, which she described as stubborn remnants of his makeup.

But she and Morales described the as demanding but kind, at times handing out tips as big as USD 50 or USD 100.

Morales, who earns USD 13 an hour, said employees had become increasingly upset by Trump's negative rhetoric about Hispanic immigrants and said a berated them as "stupid illegal immigrants." "We are tired of the abuse, the insults, the way he talks about us when he knows that we are here helping him make money," she told the Times.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 03:15 IST