UPDATED 2019/01/30 3:00PM
Last month, workers at the Trump National Golf Club came forward to say that their managers hired them knowing that they were in the country illegally. Now, a lawyer for the immigrant workers says that they were fired on January 18th, 2019. Many, he said, had been working at the club for a dozen or more years.
The Trump Organization, responding to these claims, said on January 30th, 2019 that it will now use the E-Verify electronic system to be sure that the employees have the proper documentation. Eric Trump said in a statement, “We are actively engaged in uniforming this process across our properties and will institute E-Verify at any property not utilizing the system.” He continued on to say, “As a company we take this obligation very seriously and when faced with a situation in which an employee has presented false and fraudulent documentation, we will take appropriate action.”
Eric Trump drove home the point that the illegal immigrants who were hired were simply the symptom of a broken symptom and said, “I must say, for me personally, this whole thing is truly heartbreaking. Our employees are like family but when presented with fake documents, an employer has little choice.”