Lawyer says he gave investigators documents for undocumented immigrants who claim they were employed at Trump golf course


Federal and state investigators are reportedly looking into employment documents for undocumented immigrants who say they were employed at President Trump’s golf club in New Jersey. 

Anibal Romero, a Newark, N.J., attorney who represents five immigrants who say they worked at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., told The Washington Post on Saturday that he met with investigators from the New Jersey state attorney general’s office and two FBI agents in November. 

{mosads}Romero said his meeting with the investigators occurred before the employees began to tell their stories publicly. 

Romero told the Post that he handed over fake green cards and Social Security numbers that supervisors allegedly gave one of his clients, Victorina Morales. The newspaper reported that Romero additionally turned over pay stubs for another client, Sandra Diaz, a 46-year-old from Costa Rica who has legal immigration status now.

However, Diaz says that she did not have legal status when she was employed at the club for three years. 

The Post notes that the materials collected indicate that investigators may be probing the hiring practices at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster. 

Romero said that the FBI agents he spoke with told him they would “coordinate” with the New Jersey state attorney general’s office. 

A spokeswoman for New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal told the newspaper that its office’s policy is to “neither confirm nor deny investigations.” The FBI and Trump Organization declined to comment for report. 

Diaz and Morales, a 44-year-old Guatemalan national, both went public with their stories earlier this month.

Morales told The New York Times that she used “phony” immigration papers to secure a job at the Trump property in 2013 and that the club’s manager’s help her evade detection. 

She told the Post on Saturday that she came forward because of Trump’s “hypocrisy” when it comes to immigration. 

The Post additionally noted that Romero contacted special counsel Robert Mueller in October to receive guidance on the workers’ accusations. He received a call from an FBI agent several weeks later, the newspaper added. 

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