The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office is Investigating Complaints of Harassment of Undocumented Immigrants working at President Trump’s Bedminster Golf Resort.
A Newark Attorney said he has been contacted about Complaints from Five of his Clients, All Undocumented Female Workers, whom he said were Threatened and called Racist Names while working at the Trump National Golf Club. The women also said that they were given Fraudulent Permits to Work at the Club, Attorney Anibal Romero said.
The Attorney General’s Office has Refused to Confirm or Deny the Existence of an Investigation.
Victorina Morales, an Undocumented Immigrant from Guatemala who has Worked at the Club for Five years and is still there, Complained in an Article earlier this month in The New York Times about Working Conditions. She also said that many Undocumented Immigrants Work at Trump’s Resort and that she and others are subjected to Abusive Comments and Discrimination because of their Immigration Status.
Morales told The Associated Press that One Supervisor helped her get Phony Working Papers. Another pushed her against a Wall Three times, told her to Stop speaking Spanish and threatened her with Deportation if she Complained, Morales said.
Sandra Diaz, a Costa Rican National who used to Work at the Club, recounted similar Accusations to the Times.
Two other Undocumented Women from Mexico and one from Ecuador, all of whom used to Work at the Club, also told Romero about Harassment and Immigration Fraud at the Club.
Romero accused Trump of Hypocrisy for Bashing Immigrants even while Employing Undocumented Workers at his Own Golf Clubs.
New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal has frequently Challenged Trump’s Immigration Policies. He Issued a State Directive last month Ordering Local Law Enforcement to Limit its Cooperation with Federal Immigration Officers.
What Are the Penalties for Hiring an Illegal Immigrant?
Hiring Illegal Immigrants can Lead to Many Severe Penalties, such as:
- Criminal and Civil Fines
- Loss of Business Licenses
- Most Fines are Broken Down to the following: First Offenders can be fined $250-$2,000 per Illegal Employee; For a Second Offense, the Fine is $2,000-$5,000 per Illegal Employee; Three or More Offenses can Cost an Employer $3000-$10,000 per Illegal Employee. A Pattern of Knowingly Employing Illegal Immigrants can mean Extra Fines and up to Six Months in Jail for an Employer.
This does Not include “Harboring” Illegal Immigrants, or Employing Ten or more Illegal Immigrants in One year. Harboring an Illegal Immigrant can Lead to Ten Years of Prison Time.
Additionally, Employers should be Aware of the Racketeer Influenced Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act. Employers can be Sued under the Act for Hiring Illegal Immigrants, and can Face Large Settlement Deals.
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