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Trump Estate Hurled ‘Racial Epithets’ at Undocumented Workers, Lawyer Says

Anibal Romero, the lawyer for two undocumented women who worked at Trump’s Bedminster golf club, said his clients were subjected to “racial epithets” by the estate’s staff. “While working at Donald Trump’s estate in Bedminster and interacting with the President and his immediate family, my clients and others were repeatedly subjected to abuse, called racial epithets and threatened with deportation,” Romero said in a statement. “This toxic environment was designed to intimidate these women, leaving them fearful for their safety and the safety of their families.” According to the statement, Romero represents one current and one former employee of the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J.—including Victorina Morales, an undocumented housekeeper who was featured in a Thursday New York Times article.

The lawyer said the threats these women received came from the “same supervisor” who “provided them with forged documents” when they sought employment. Romero insisted the alleged abuses inflicted on the women “constitute crimes.” “We call upon New Jersey’s law enforcement community and federal authorities to investigate these allegations immediately and to help protect these brave women and others who may now come forward,” stated Romero.

—Julia Arciga