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Undocumented Worker Who Worked At Trump Golf Club Attending SOTU

Victorina Morales will be attending the address as Democratic Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman's guest.
Posted at 8:28 AM, Jan 31, 2019

An undocumented worker who used to be employed at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, is attending the president's State of the Union address on Feb. 5th.

Democratic Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman's office confirmed that she has invited Victorina Morales to be her guest.

Morales, who was born in Guatemala, told The New York Times last year that she'd worked illegally as a housekeeper at Trump's New Jersey golf club since 2013.

Multiple outlets report Morales was fired after coming forward, but her attorney told the Washington Post that she was actually never given a termination notice. Instead, under his direction, Morales simply stopped showing up for work after she went public in the Times article — which was published in December.

The president and first lady, as well as members of the House and Senate, are all allowed to bring guests to the State of the Union address. Last year, President Trump invited members of the military and law enforcement, beneficiaries of his tax cut legislation and families whose loved ones were killed by members of the MS-13 gang.

Tune in to Newsy on Feb. 5 for special coverage of the 2019 State of the Union beginning at 5 p.m. ET and a special edition of "The Why" at 7 p.m. ET. Newsy will carry live coverage of the State of the Union and the Democratic response, in their entirety, with full context following the end of each address starting at 9 p.m ET.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.