Trump’s Undocumented Workers Scandal Just Got a Lot Bigger
President Donald Trump’s hypocrisy on immigration was again highlighted after a new report by The Washington Post revealed that more than 100 undocumented immigrants worked on the construction and operation of Trump’s resort in Bedminster, N.J.
Sixteen undocumented workers from Costa Rica and other Latin American nations spoke with the Washington Post and claimed they worked previously at the Bedminster resort illegally, while some said that at one time more than 100 undocumented workers employed by the organization lived together.
“Many of us helped him get what he has today,” one Costa Rican construction worker, Dario Angulo, told the Post. “This golf course was built by illegals.”
“For me, moving to the U.S. wasn’t a very drastic change,” added Mauricio Garro, a 36-year-old maintenance worker who was employed at Bedminster until 2010. “My whole town practically lived there.”
One former housekeeper at the resort told the Post that it was known by undocumented staff that managers at the resort didn’t care about workers’ legal status.
“My friend said there was nothing to worry about. She told me, ‘They don’t care,’ ” said the housekeeper.
One woman who worked at the club told the newspaper that undocumented workers would be hidden by managers when Trump himself arrived to dine or otherwise enjoy the resort.
“They would tell us it was because the restaurant was hosting an important event, and only the workers who could speak English could be there,” she told the Post.
The White House did not immediately return a request for comment Friday on this report.