One certainly hopes the journalists at the New York Times asked Victorina Morales several times, “Are you sure you want to do this?” when she went public with the fact she’s an undocumented worker.
Victorina Morales isn’t just any housekeeper at a resort. Victoria Morales is housekeeper at a Donald Trump resort.
An undocumented immigrant from Guatemala worked at President Trump's golf club in New Jersey for years. And she wasn't the only one. https://t.co/lTjxFUgHOJ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 6, 2018
There is no evidence that Mr. Trump or Trump Organization executives knew of their immigration status, the Times says. “But at least two supervisors at the club were aware of it, the women said, and took steps to help workers evade detection and keep their jobs.”
That’s all well and good and maybe that’s the story, but what’s going to happen to Victorina Morales now that she’s outed herself?
“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,” she said in today’s article. “We sweat it out to attend to his every need and have to put up with his humiliation.”
Morales and another housekeeper approached the Times through their lawyer, who is representing them on immigration matters, the newspaper said.
Most of the story focuses on the Trump organization’s alleged knowledge of the undocumented workers at the complex at a time when Trump the candidate and then the president focused on immigration. And, for sure, that’s not a bad story at all.
But why someone would step forward and risk deportation to speak her truth might just be a better one.
At the very least, she said, she knows as soon as her name is public, she’ll be out of work.