A dozen immigrant workers were fired this month from one of President Donald Trump’s golf clubs in New York even though managers knew for years that they were not allowed to be in the United States, said the laid-off lawyer.
In the midst of the longest government shutdown in US history, a manager at the Trump National Golf Club in Westchester County called the 12 employees one by one to dismiss them on January 18th, said lawyer Aníbal Romero.
Many of them had worked at the club for at least 12 years and the managers knew they had submitted false documents but did not take it into account, he added.
“One had the keys to Eric Trump’s bedroom.”
The layoffs occurred after workers at another Trump club in New Jersey told reporters last month that managers hired them knowing they were illegally in the country, and even one of them helped him get documents. false.
The Washington Post was the first means of reporting layoffs at Trump’s golf club in New York.
“We are making a great effort to identify any employee who has provided false and fraudulent documents to obtain employment illegally, where it is identified, any individual will be fired immediately,” Eric Trump said in an interview with The Washington Post.
Trump has illegally deported millions of immigrants in the country as a scourge in the health of the economy, taking jobs from US citizens and has assured that they also bring drugs.
The president handed over the day-to-day management of his business to Eric and his other adult son, Donald Jr., when he took the oath of office two years ago. The Trump Organization owns or manages 17 golf clubs around the world.
A man who was fired, a former Mexican maintenance worker hired in 2005, told the same source that he started crying when he was informed of the news and asked the administration to reconsider.
“I told them they should consider us, I had given the best of me to this job, I had never done anything wrong, just work and work, they said they had no comments to make,” said Gabriel Sedano.
Romero, who also represents immigrant workers at Trump’s golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, said he called on New York state authorities and the FBI to investigate hiring practices at the New York club.
“There was an attitude of not asking, not saying in the club, we are demanding a full investigation,” he concluded.
Karen Evans is a reporter at American Magazine, focusing on politics, the justice system, immigration, and everything in between. She is based in NYC, and previously was a reporter at the Daily’s city hall bureau.