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December 16, 2018

Undocumented maids at President Trump’s N.J. golf club say boss called them racial slurs, threatened deportation

December 6, 2018
President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with state leaders about prison reform, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) (Carolyn Kaster / AP)

Two undocumented housekeepers at President Trump’s New Jersey golf club alleged Thursday they have been subjected to a “toxic” work environment in which they’ve been routinely called racial slurs and told to keep quiet or risk being reported to federal immigration authorities.

Victorina Morales, a Guatemalan immigrant who currently works as a maid at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., and Sandra Diaz, a Costa Rican immigrant who used to work at the club, outlined the shocking allegations in a statement issued by their attorney, Anibal Romero.




“While working at Donald Trump’s estate in Bedminster and interacting with the President and his immediate family, my clients and others were repeatedly subjected to abuse, called racial epithets and threatened with deportation,” Romero told the Daily News. “Ironically, the threats often came from the same supervisor who had employed them despite knowing their undocumented status and even provided them with forged documents. This toxic environment was designed to intimidate these women, leaving them fearful for their safety and the safety of their families.”

A spokeswoman for the Trump Organization did not immediately return a request for comment.

The New York Times first reported the two Trump housekeepers’ undocumented immigration status.

This is a breaking story. Please check back for updates.

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