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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 01:47 PM

Making President Trump's Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers


At the president’s New Jersey golf course, an undocumented immigrant has worked as a maid since 2013. She said she never imagined she “would see such important people close up.”

By Miriam Jordan
Dec. 6, 2018

BEDMINSTER, N.J. — During more than five years as a housekeeper at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Victorina Morales has made Donald J. Trump’s bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf trophies. When he visited as president, she was directed to wear a pin in the shape of the American flag adorned with a Secret Service logo.

Because of the “outstanding” support she has provided during Mr. Trump’s visits, Ms. Morales in July was given a certificate from the White House Communications Agency inscribed with her name.

Quite an achievement for an undocumented immigrant housekeeper.

Ms. Morales’s journey from cultivating corn in rural Guatemala to fluffing pillows at an exclusive golf resort took her from the southwest border, where she said she crossed illegally in 1999, to the horse country of New Jersey, where she was hired at the Trump property in 2013 with documents she said were phony.

She said she was not the only worker at the club who was in the country illegally.

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/us/trump-bedminster-golf-undocumented-workers.html

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Reply Making President Trump's Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers (Original post)
DonViejo Dec 6 OP
FBaggins Dec 6 #1
Leghorn21 Dec 6 #3
Ms. Toad Dec 6 #5
Leghorn21 Dec 6 #7
pnwmom Dec 6 #10
FBaggins Dec 6 #6
Leghorn21 Dec 6 #8
radical noodle Dec 6 #9
aggiesal Dec 6 #12
radical noodle Dec 6 #17
aggiesal Dec 6 #18
radical noodle Dec 6 #19
aggiesal Dec 7 #20
radical noodle Dec 7 #22
YessirAtsaFact Dec 6 #2
JohnnyRingo Dec 6 #13
Ohiogal Dec 6 #4
TheBlackAdder Dec 6 #11
JohnnyRingo Dec 6 #14
calimary Dec 6 #15
demmiblue Dec 6 #16
allgood33 Dec 7 #21

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:00 PM

1. Baffling until the end

She wasn’t “undocumented”... she had forged documents.

That shifts any culpability from her employer to herself

I’d bet that we’ll hear more. Someone wants to use her for political purposes... because this story likely gets her fired.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:04 PM

3. Fired or hauled off by ICE agents, FB -

cheeze, did this need to be made public?

Damn

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:11 PM

5. Read the article. She is aware of the consequences.

She has applied for asylum, but know that going public will almost certainly mean she loses her employment, and may also mean she may be deported.

She is choosing to make this public because of the change in how she and her fellow immigrants are being treated as a consequence of the Trump presidency.

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Response to Ms. Toad (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:20 PM

7. Sorry, can't read whole article

Thank you

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:28 PM

10. She is a brave and determined woman. She's blowing the whistle on Mar a Lago.

She says there are lots more like her.

Ms. Morales and Ms. Diaz approached The New York Times through their New Jersey lawyer, Anibal Romero, who is representing them on immigration matters. Ms. Morales said that she understood she could be fired or deported as a result of coming forward, though she has applied for protection under the asylum laws. She is also exploring a lawsuit claiming workplace abuse and discrimination.

In separate, hourslong interviews in Spanish, Ms. Morales and Ms. Diaz provided detailed accounts of their work at the club and their interactions with management, including Mr. Trump. Both women described the president as demanding but kind, sometimes offering hefty tips.

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:16 PM

6. As I said... it has to be intentional.

After reading the whole article, it's clear that she already has an attorney and is saying "come and get me" so that they can draw attention to her situation. It's political theater for whoever is funding the attorney.

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:21 PM

8. Thank you - I wish her all the best - nt

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Response to FBaggins (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:11 PM

9. E-verify should have caught forged documents

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:41 PM

12. Which, I'm sure Trump resorts never verified. n/t

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #12)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 06:44 PM

17. Bingo!

Because they really don't mind hiring those who are "undocumented" as long as they can point to fake docs to absolve themselves from responsibility. E-verify should be required. It's easy.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #17)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 08:16 PM

18. Because they really don't mind hiring those who are "undocumented" as long as ...

they can pay them cheaply!!!

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 11:14 PM

19. Here's the thing

If there were false IDs, false SS#, and other fake documents, then how do they pay them and what do they do with the taxes they take out? I've never had that experience, but I have had my payroll taxes questioned when something wasn't just quite right. I think they may well be doing something with the withholding, FICA, even the unemployment taxes because all those require names and SS#. Maybe they're paying them as subcontractors, but that won't fly under any scrutiny.

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Response to radical noodle (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 12:55 AM

20. Or paying them under the table ...

They're cheap.
Both the employee and the employer!!!
The employee is cheap because they'll take anything they can get, for fear of deportation.
The employer, well, that's IQ45. And we all know that's one cheap scamming, grifting bastard.

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Response to aggiesal (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 10:49 AM

22. No doubt about it

A good audit seems to be necessary.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:02 PM

2. Donald is so lucky he wasn't raped or murdered

And he didn’t catch any diseases that we know of.

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Response to YessirAtsaFact (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:42 PM

13. Perhaps she's one of the good people...

...he assumes.

She's toast now. I doubt his base would approve, especially when there are so many people collecting food stamps who can do that job.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 02:09 PM

4. I guess trump thought

that "these people" were good enough to clean his toilets and iron his underwear, until he discovered that pandering to his xenophobic base about disease-ridden criminals crossing our southern border would get him elected.

Sickening hypocrisy.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 03:34 PM

11. If she is an illegal hire, does that mean the NDA she signed is invalid & she can spill the beans?

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:45 PM

14. There's something to consider.

A book detailing the blow up sex doll and man corsets would be a juicy read.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 04:46 PM

15. Jeez...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 05:54 PM

16. ...

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Dec 7, 2018, 01:11 AM

21. Did FOX and Hannity report on this?

Oh, it wasn't Bill and Hill so it's ok?

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