Bonnie Watson Coleman Invites Undocumented Former Trump Organization Staffer to SOTU
Victorina Morales, an undocumented worker who was recently fired from Donald Trump’s National Golf Club in New Jersey after disclosing her immigration status, will be a guest of Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) at Trump’s State of the Union next Tuesday. Morales shared her story because of an increasingly hostile environment since Trump's election, what she viewed as hypocrisy when her former boss railed about immigrants, and alleged abuse by her supervisor. She was fired after The New York Times published her story, “Making President Trump’s Bed: A Housekeeper Without Papers,” in December. Morales has been the most vocal of the undocumented workers fired by the Trump Organization. She and three others were in DC to petition members of Congress for protection and call for an investigation into the reported lawbreaking by the Trump Organization; two of the four workers said the company provided them with or helped them obtain false documents. “President Trump justified shutting the government down for 5 weeks by demonizing immigrants as the scourge of the country and the root of our nation’s crime and insecurity. Meanwhile, CEO Trump led a company that has relied extensively on the hard work of undocumented immigrants like my constituent Victorina to keep his resorts clean and his putting greens trimmed. Donald Trump wants to build silly walls to stop the same immigrants that he’s made a career and a fortune from exploiting,” said Watson Coleman. “I hope that in his State of the Union address, Donald Trump will finally acknowledge the real face of immigrants in this country — women and children fleeing violence, law-abiding, tax-paying people who would do almost anything to be Americans. And if he can’t, I’ve invited Victorina so that he may look her in her eyes to tell his lies to a familiar face.” More here.