- A dozen employees at Trump National Golf Club in Westchester, New York, according to a new report from the Washington Post.
- The employees and their lawyer told The Post they were fired because staff had discovered they were working there illegally.
- The news follows multiple reports that management at Trump’s New Jersey golf club employed at least several unauthorized workers, even shielding one from Secret Service vetting.
A dozen unauthorized Latin American immigrants were fired from their jobs at Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
On January 18, the employees were asked individually met with a Trump human resources representative who let them go, according to The Post. The employees and their attorney told the newspaper they were fired because they were unauthorized immigrants.
Workers were reportedly told staff had examined the immigration documents and discovered they were fake, despite the documents being held for years on file.
“I started to cry,” said Gabriel Sedano, a maintenance worker from Mexico who was employed at the club since 2005, told The Post. “I told them they needed to consider us. I had worked almost 15 years for them in this club, and I’d given the best of myself to this job.”
The Trump Organization didn’t immediately respond to INSIDER’s request for com
The report comes months after multiple reports of unauthorized employees staffing his Bedminster, New Jersey club. In total, three longtime Trump employees told The New York Times that they had worked at the club illegally.
One employee even said the human resources department shielded her from being vetted by the Secret Service.
Other reports said golf club management had provided unauthorized employees with fake immigration documents, an allegation which is under state and federal investigation.
Beyond his golf clubs, Trump has previously come under fire for employing unauthorized immigrants, despite denying the allegations and frequently raging against illegal immigration.
Hours before the report was published, Trump took to Twitter to advocate for his long-touted border wall that he describes as a solution to curb illegal immigration and the wide variety of crime he connects to migrants, writing “BUILD THE WALL& CRIME WILL FALL!”
Victorina Morales told the Times that she was not the only Trump employee who was working illegally, and Trump’s harsh views on immigration took an emotional toll on her job, which has included tidying Trump’s residence.
“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,” Victorina Morales told The Times. “We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation.”
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