It’s just been revealed that Melania Trump worked illegally in the U.S., thus making her one of Donald’s illegal immigrants that he wants to build a wall around. Back in September, Mrs. Trump’s immigration attorney claimed that there is “100% certainty” that she immigrated to the United States legally, however, the Associated Press reports that she was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the United States worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country.
Donald really needs to address this:
The details of Mrs. Trump’s early paid modeling work in the U.S. emerged in the final days of a bitter presidential campaign in which her husband, Donald Trump, has taken a hard line on immigration laws and those who violate them. Trump has proposed broader use of the government’s E-verify system allowing employers to check whether job applicants are authorized to work. He has noted that federal law prohibits illegally paying immigrants.
The AP obtained detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents which show Mrs. Trump’s illegal activity in the U.S. prior to receiving citizenship.
Melania was afforded a green card in March 2001, then became a U.S. citizen in 2006. The GOP presidential nominee’s wife has always maintained that she arrived in the country legally and never violated the terms of her immigration status.
In September, she tweeted the following:
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) September 14, 2016
Melania was paid for 10 modeling jobs between Sept. 10 and Oct. 15. During that time, her visa would have allowed her to be in the U.S. and look for work but not perform paid work in this country. According to the documents the AP examined, the modeling assignments would have been outside the bounds of her visa.
A New York immigration lawyer whom Mrs. Trump asked to review her immigration documents, Michael J. Wildes, also reviewed some of the ledgers at AP’s request. Wildes said in a brief statement that “these documents, which have not been verified, do not reflect our records including corresponding passport stamps.” He did not elaborate or answer additional questions asking for clarification. Wilde appeared to be referring to Mrs. Trump’s arrival in the United States on Aug. 27, 1996, one day after the ledgers list a charge for car service to pick up Mrs. Trump from the airport. Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks also did not answer additional written questions from the AP.
In two separate interviews, Mrs. Liar Pants has declared that she abided by the law and was proud to be “that type of person.”
Mrs. Trump needs to be sent back to her original country until we figure out ‘what’s going on.’
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