NJ prosecutors: Trump’s golf club gave fake green cards and social security numbers to undocumented immigrants

Prosecutors in New Jersey say they have evidence that “federal immigration crimes” may have been committed at President Trump‘s Garden State golf club, and the FBI and Robert Mueller have played a part in the revelations, the New York Daily News reports.

Guatemalan national Victorina Morales and Costa Rican national Sandra Diaz are among at least five former and current undocumented housekeepers at Trump’s club who say they were given fake documents and subjected to “abuse and racial harassment.”

Both the women say club management knew they were undocumented but provided them with the forgeries anyway.

From the Daily News:

Anibal Romero, a Newark attorney who represents several undocumented immigrants who used to work at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, said Friday he recently met with investigators from the state attorney general’s office and handed over fraudulent green cards and Social Security numbers that management at the club allegedly procured and gave his clients, Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz.

Before he met with the state prosecutors, Romero said he reached out to Mueller’s office because, while he wanted to contact federal authorities, he was concerned about looping in the Justice Department, which was headed by Jeff Sessions at the time.

“I wasn’t sure, one, if they’d take me seriously and, two, if this could backfire on my clients,” Romero told The News, referencing the Trump administration’s aggressive immigration agenda.

Romero said Morales understands her coming forward could result in legal repercussions but says she is motivated to speak out because of the blatant hypocrisy in Trump employing undocumented immigrants at his golf club while at the same time demonizing them from his Oval Office pulpit.

“We are tired of the abuse, the insults, and the way he talks about us when he knows that we are here helping him make money,” Morales said. “We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation.”

Read the Daily News’ full report here.

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