The woman, Victorina Morales, crossed the border illegally in 1999. At the time when she was picking up after Trump at his New Jersey residence, however, she told the New York Times that "there are many people without papers" working at the Trump National Golf Club. It was that, she said, along with abusive comments from a supervisor at work about her intelligence and immigration status, that made her feel that she could no longer keep silent.
Soon after Trump launched his run for the presidency, several illegal workers had shifts axed.
Diaz produced similar documents, though since she has gained legal residence she has been issued a genuine Social Security card and green card.
The newspaper admitted: "There is no evidence that Mr. Trump or Trump Organization executives knew of their immigration status".
Morales tells the Times that she was motivated to speak up because she was sick of hearing the president attack undocumented immigrants while on the campaign trail.
And after a problem was discovered with her old phony documents, the Times reported that a club supervisor directed her to an employee who helped her obtain new phony ones.
"I'm exhausted of being humiliated and treated like a stupid person", she said in Spanish during a brief interview.
"I'm using E-Verify on just about every job", Trump told MSNBC host Chris Matthews during a televised "town hall" in March 2016, later adding, "I'm using E-Verify, and I'll tell you, it works".
Under a section titled "Immigration Compliance", the handbook stated that employees were required to present documents specified by the federal government.
Morales and Diaz both said they have interacted with Trump directly a number of times, describing him as a good tipper but "extremely meticulous" to the point that he once closely inspected the edges of frames for dust.
Morales made Trump's bed and cleaned his toilets.
Mr. Trump then asked Ms. Morales her name and where she was from, she recalled. Diaz explained, "There are many people without papers".
A housekeeper who worked at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., for three years is pulling back the curtain on President Trump's dirty laundry. Trump at the time denied hiring undocumented workers to build the hotel, according to CBS News.
The Trump Organization did not immediately respond to a request for comment, nor did the lawyer representing Morales.
A statement from their lawyer, Anibal Romero, says that a supervisor also hurled racial epithets at the women and threatened them with deportation.
Morales expects that she and her colleagues will lose their jobs over this, but said they're willing to pay the price to come forward.
The NYT's attempt to portray Trump as a hypocrite is complicated by the NYT's refusal to highlight the damaging economic impact of cheap labor illegal and legal immigration on blue-collar Americans.