Victorina Morales was cultivating corn in rural Guatemala before she spent six weeks walking and taking buses to get to the U.S.-Mexican border in 1999, according to the New York Times report.
Morales, 45, said she crossed illegally into the U.S. and went to Los Angeles, where someone helped her get a false Social Security number and identification card, the report said. She flew to New Jersey, where her husband was already living.
After working in hotel cleaning jobs, a friend told her about a higher-paying housekeeping job at Trump National Golf Club in 2013, the report said. Morales said she was hired, despite telling the supervisor she had falsified working papers.
“I told her I don’t have good papers. She told me to bring what I used at the hotel,” Morales told the New York Times.
Morales said she was told by a supervisor last year, after Trump became president, that she needed a new green card and Social Security number because there were problems with her current documents, the report said. A Trump National maintenance worker drove her to a house in Plainfield, where she paid $165 for a new green card and a Social Security card with a fake number.
Another former Trump National housekeeper, Sandra Diaz, also told the New York Times she was an undocumented immigrant using fake documents when she worked for Trump National from 2010 to 2013. She has since become a legal resident.
Both women said they chose to speak out about their employment at Trump National because they did not like how Trump has been speaking out against undocumented immigrants.