Immigration

Trump’s Jersey Club is Under Investigation

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Following recent reports that Trump has employed undocumented immigrants for years at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, the state attorney general's office has launched an investigation.

More specifically, the attorney general is investigating whether officials at Trump's club have committed fraud by creating fake documents for their immigrant employees, among other things.

Anibal Romero, a Newark-based attorney, said Friday the state attorney general’s office recently reached out to him about claims that five of his clients were routinely threatened and called racial slurs while working at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster.

The women — all of whom are or were undocumented immigrants — also accused their supervisor at the extravagant estate set them up with fraudulent work permits and threatened to report them to federal authorities if they spoke out. [...]

Citing policy, a spokeswoman for the New Jersey AG’s office declined to confirm or deny whether an investigation has been opened into the Trump club.

The undocumented woman who came forward last week and told the New York Times that she's been Trump's personal housekeeper at Bedminster for the last five years is apparently still employed there today.

That might raise some questions if Trump were headed there this week, but he has elected to spend the next two weeks in Florida at his Mar-a-Lago resort.

There's no doubt in my mind that the Trumps have also knowingly hired undocumented immigrants at the Mar-a-Lago, but we don't know of any specific allegations at the moment.

For the record, I do not personally care if companies hire undocumented immigrants as long as they're paid appropriate wages, but with Trump we're dealing with an unparalleled level of hypocrisy. He based his entire campaign and his time in office on deporting as many immigrants as possible. You know, except the ones who work for him.

  • katanahamon

    In addition, due to “shocking illegality,” the Rump Foundation is being shuttered during its investigation….

  • muselet

    Dear Santa,

    You’re a very busy man, so I’ll get right to the point.

    I’ve been a very good boy this year. Good enough—if I do say so myself—to deserve a big present.

    I don’t know if this qualifies as big, but all I want is for Donald Trump’s signature to be on those employment contracts at Bedminster.

    Thank you in advance.

    Yours sincerely,

    –alopecia

    • katanahamon

      Dear Santa,

      Could you put Rump in a large sack filled with rocks and let it fall off your sleigh over the Marianas Trench? Thanks!

      • muselet

        I understand the sentiment, but what did the sea cucumbers and amphipods do to deserve that?

        –alopecia

  • katanahamon

    This system where immigrants are punished, but unscrupulous employers are not must be eliminated. It’s too easy for these scumbags to take advantage of immigrants for cheap labor. Not only are they paid less, most times below minimum wage, then because the immigrants don’t have social security numbers etc the employer can get away with no health insurance, not paying social security premiums, not paying Medicare premiums (taxes if you prefer) or other such mandated social program monies. It’s all just..scummy.

    • mnpollio

      AMEN! But if anyone tried to punish the businesses doing this, you always had two-faced conservatives like the late John McCain and Lindsay “The Vapors” Graham trotting out the old “but think of the poor businesses” routine. Funny how conservatives feel we are always supposed to feel boundless sympathy towards those poor businesspeople and CEOs sticking it the American workers AND the immigrants by not paying living wages, but when it comes to the workers that “sympathy” dries up quickly.