National Security

Report: Undocumented Employees Hidden From Secret Service at Trump’s Club

Written by SK Ashby

Two undocumented women recently approached the New York Times to disclose that they along with many other undocumented workers have been working at Trump's golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey for years. The women alleged that Trump's staff knew they were undocumented and even provided them with false paperwork and offered transportation because they could not legally obtain drivers licenses.

At this point, there's little question that their allegations are true, but to corroborate those allegations the New York Times now reports that Trump's club staff kept their undocumented employees hidden from the Secret Service.

From the New York Times:

“When I learned this is for the Secret Service to see the records of everyone because they are giving protection to Mr. Trump, I rushed to human resources,” Ms. Torres said in an interview. “I thought, God, what will I do?” Ms. Torres said she had used a fake Social Security number when she applied for her job.

She said that she told a human resources employee, whose name she does not know, that she did not have legal status. She said that the woman replied, “‘It’s O.K. No problem.’ She scratched me off the list.”

The woman then asked Ms. Torres for names of other kitchen workers who might be undocumented, which Ms. Torres said she provided.

I have to wonder.

If undocumented workers at Trump's club in Jersey have been removed from lists of employees for the Secret Service, has this occurred at Trump's other properties? Who else has been hidden from the Secret Service's view? How many employees or visitors to the Mar-a-Lago have slipped through? What are the implications for national security?

In related news, the New York Daily News recently reported that the New Jersey attorney general's office has obtained evidence of crimes committed at Trump's club.

I doubt Trump will answer for this, but someone within the Trump Organization could be indicted soon.