As one of the biggest opponents to undocumented immigration that America has seen in a President, Trump has relentlessly attacked Democrats as well as even those in his own party for their lack of response in “securing our borders” and preventing undocumented immigrants from entering this nation. This is why new allegations coming from former employees of one of Trump’s businesses appears to be so shocking.
According to a new report, New Jersey prosecutors have collected evidence possibly linking supervisors at Trump’s National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey to federal immigration crimes. Furthermore the Daily News has also confirmed that both Robert Mueller’s office and the FBI have played roles in the inquiry.
A Newark, New Jersey attorney, Anibal Romero, representing two undocumented immigrants who both once worked at the Bedminster resort, turned over fake Social Security numbers and green cards to the New Jersey Attorney General’s office earlier this year. These documents were allegedly obtained by his clients, Victorina Morales and Sandra Diaz, directly from the management of Trump’s Bedminster resort.
Romero was so worried that Jeff Session’s DOJ would not deal with the information he had fairly, so he also turned directly to the Special Counsel’s office for help.
“I wasn’t sure, one, if they’d take me seriously and, two, if this could backfire on my clients,” Romero told The Daily News, regarding why he didn’t go directly to federal authorities.
The Special Counsel’s office eventually got back to Romero, informing him that the issue was outside of their jurisdiction, but they notified him that they had referred the matter to the FBI. Soon after, the FBI contacted Romero, inquiring into the possible immigration crimes at the resort.
“He said to me that he had received a referral from Robert Mueller’s office and that he already knew the specifics and that he wanted to meet with me in person,” Romero said.
While Romero declines to state whether there is an open investigation by the FBI or the New Jersey Attorney General’s office, he did seem confident that the matter will be investigated.
“I’m confident that federal and state authorities will conduct a complete and thorough investigation,” Romero said.
If Trump’s golf course did in fact procure fraudulent documents for undocumented immigrants in order to hire them, not only could this implicate yet another Trump business in possible criminal activity, but it certainly wouldn’t give Mr. Trump the high ground in his current immigration battle with Democrats.