Contrary to what a lot of Republicans believe, people do not enter this nation illegally to take advantage of social services and vote for Democrats. They enter this country for safety and employment.
Of course, it’s illegal to hire undocumented workers, but for some reason, they keep coming. That’s because American employers keep hiring them. There is a system called E-Verify where employers can check a potential hire’s papers to make sure it’s legal to employ them. But, there are companies that do not participate in this and will trust that the documents an immigrant provides are authentic. A lot of times, they know they’re not genuine, but they can claim ignorance if they’re ever caught. That’s exactly what the Trump Organization is doing, which is on an amazing streak of ignorance.
During the presidential campaign, Trump boasted that his new hotel in Washington was using E-Verify. Like he does about most issues, Trump was lying.
Victorina Morales works for Trump’s resort in Bedminster, New Jersey where she does jobs Americans don’t want, like making Donald Trump’s bed and cleaning his toilet. She entered the country illegally in 1999 and was hired by the Trump Organization using phony documents. She says the company knows she’s here illegally and there are several more employed like her. She says an employee of the golf course drives her and a group of others to work every day because it is known that they cannot legally obtain driver’s licenses.
Sandra Diaz entered from Costa Rica and is a legal resident now, but from 2010 to 2013, she too worked illegally at Bedminster.
Morales and Diaz told their story to The New York Times and said supervisors took steps to help workers evade detection and keep their jobs.
Morales says she feels she can no longer remain silent and is willing to risk her job and safety to speak out against Trump’s attacks on immigrants from Latin America, including equating them with violent criminals. She was also motivated by abusive comments from a supervisor at work about her intelligence and immigration status.
She says, “We are tired of the abuse, the insults, the way he talks about us when he knows that we are here helping him make money. We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation.”
Donald Trump has used immigrants to make his bed, clean his toilet, and stoke fear into his racist base of supporters. He built his entire campaign from day one by vilifying immigrants, calling them “rapists,” and “murderers,” though he assumed some are “fine people.”
Those are probably the ones cleaning his toilet.
Watch me draw.