Undocumented workers fired from Trump properties to attend event rivaling Trump reelection launch

Undocumented workers fired from Trump properties to attend event rivaling Trump reelection launch

A group of undocumented workers who were fired from President TrumpDonald TrumpFive takeaways from the Ohio special primaries Missouri Rep. Billy Long enters Senate GOP primary Trump-backed Mike Carey wins GOP primary in Ohio special election MORE's properties are planning to attend an immigration reform event rivaling President Trump's reelection campaign kickoff rally in Orlando, Fla., on Tuesday. 

Anibal Romero, a lawyer who represents the individuals, told USA Today that a press conference is being held in the city to advocate for immigration reform. 


The news outlet reported that Margarita Cruz and Adela Garcia, former housekeepers at Trump National Golf Club Westchester, and Wiston Blandon, a former dishwasher at the same club, are among the individuals who will attend the event. 

Sandra Diaz and Victorina Morales, former housekeepers at Trump’s club in Bedminster, N.J., are expected to be in attendance as well, USA Today reported.  

"These employees who work for Donald Trump represent hundreds of people who have worked for Donald Trump as undocumented immigrants, and it shows how the administration can easily vilify and demonize immigrants and yet has no problem hiring them," Romero told the news outlet. 

Romero added that "it's been four years since [Trump] first launched his campaign and talked about immigrants."

"Well you know, they're still here and they apparently have been working for him," Romero said. "I think Americans needs to know, and he knows himself, that these people are good workers."

Romero did not immediately respond to a request for further comment from The Hill. 

A number of undocumented immigrants have reportedly been fired from Trump-owned properties this year. The dismissals occurred after some immigrants, including Diaz and Morales, began speaking out about their experience working at the president's properties. 

Diaz and Morales gained attention after opening up about their experience to The New York Times in December. Morales told the newspaper that she had been hired at Trump's New Jersey club in 2013 and that she regularly made Trump's "bed, cleaned his toilet and dusted his crystal golf trophies."

She was dismissed from her position soon after speaking out publicly. 

Romero told USA Today he represents 44 undocumented immigrants who once worked at the Trump Organization. 

The press conference in Orlando is being sponsored by Unite Here, a labor union that represents people who work for several industries, including hotels, food service, manufacturing and laundry. The group represents some workers who are employed at Trump properties, according to USA Today. 

Trump is scheduled to hold a reelection rally at the Amway Center in Orlando at 8 p.m. on Tuesday. 

"It's very easy to demonize immigrants when they're not allowed to respond," Romero said. "They will be there and will respond."