Supervisors at President Donald Trump’s New Jersey golf club supplied undocumented workers with fake green cards and social security numbers, according to evidence reportedly provided to New Jersey prosecutors.
Anibal Romero, counsel to several undocumented immigrants who worked at the Trump National Golf Club, told the New York Daily News about the evidence in a report published on Saturday. He said that special counsel Robert Mueller and the FBI are also aware of the evidence and have been involved in the state’s probe into the golf club.
Romero is the attorney for Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz, two women who worked at Trump’s golf course as undocumented immigrants. They made headlines earlier this month for coming forward and revealing their illegal status, showcasing the hypocrisy in the president’s antagonistic immigration remarks. Morales is still an undocumented immigrant, but Diaz became a U.S. resident after working for the Trump golf course.
Morales’ story was recently detailed by The New York Times, which noted that she and Diaz chose to come forward because they were “tired of the abuse, the insults, the way he talks about us when he knows that we are helping him make money. We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation.”
She also told the Times that Trump’s golf course hired many undocumented immigrants.
Romero told the Daily News that he has been in contact with prosecutors from the New Jersey attorney general’s office. Romero said he gave the prosecutors fake green cards and Social Security numbers that golf club employees had allegedly given to the two women when they worked there.
The attorney initially contacted Mueller’s office with his information, avoiding the Justice Department because former Attorney General Jeff Sessions was still leading the office at the time.
But Mueller’s office said it did not have jurisdiction over the matter and opted to refer the information to the FBI, which contacted Romero weeks later, he told the Daily News.
After Morales and Diaz spoke to the New York Times, the Trump Organization immediately denied that they knowingly hired undocumented workers.
“We have tens of thousands of employees across our properties and have very strict hiring practices. If any employee submitted false documentation in an attempt to circumvent the law, they will be terminated immediately,” the Trump Organization wrote in a statement to multiple news outlets.