New evidence shows Trump's golf club committed immigration crimes, gave fake green cards to undocumented workers
Multiple undocumented immigrants who used to work at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster have said that they were given fraudulent green cards and social security numbers
President Donald Trump's golf club in New Jersey may have committed multiple federal immigration crimes by giving out fake green cards and social security numbers to undocumented immigrants and hiring them as workers, according to reports.
The New Jersey Attorney's General office, which is conducting an investigation into the allegations, has reportedly found new evidence which supports the accusations. Reports state that special counsel Robert Mueller and the FBI are also part of the probe.
According to the New York Daily News, attorney Anibal Romero, who represents multiple undocumented immigrants who used to work at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, said that he has handed over the fraudulent green cards and social security numbers, which the Trump golf club gave to two of his clients, to the prosecutors.
The clients, 51-year-old Victorina Morales and 46-year-old Sandra Diaz, in an interview with the New York Times earlier this month, alleged that the president's club knew that the workers there were undocumented.
Reports state that Morales and Diaz were part of at least five undocumented housekeepers who worked at the golf club, and have now come forward to say that they were given fraudulent documents as a part of their employment.
The former employees at the Trump golf club also alleged that they were subjected to racial harassment and abuse at the club. Newark attorney, Romero, reportedly reached out to Mueller's office before meeting with state prosecutors about the golf club's fake documents. Mueller is overseeing an investigation to establish whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in 2016 to influence the presidential elections in their candidate's favor.
"I wasn't sure, one, if they'd take me seriously, and two, if this could backfire on my clients," Romero said, while talking to The News. The attorney added that he was initially hesitant to contact the Justice Department at the time because it was led by Jeff Sessions.
Romero added that he later reached out to Mueller's office, and they responded to him saying that the case was not within their jurisdiction. However, weeks later an FBI agent called Romero about his claims.
"He said to me that he had received a referral from Robert Mueller’s office and that he already knew the specifics and that he wanted to meet with me in person," the attorney told the outlet, adding that he met with two agents in New Jersey and shared the evidence with them. The agents reportedly said that they would "coordinate" with the attorney general's office.
"I’m confident that federal and state authorities will conduct a complete and thorough investigation," the lawyer said.