With just a few days before the General elections, Donald Trump’s campaign takes another hit. It is well known that the businessman has based a big part of his campaign on a vow to stop illegal immigration, which includes deporting all people who haven’t respected the terms of their immigration status.
Technically, Melania Trump broke the law
According to The Washington Post, Melania Trump, the Republican candidate’s wife and also an immigrant from Slovenia, was paid for 10 modeling jobs in 1996. However, this happened before she received legal authorization to work in the United States!
Therefore, this finding contradicts statements from both Donald and Melania Trump, who claimed that when she came to the country, to work as a model, she specifically followed the U.S. immigration law.
According to Donald Trump’s campaign, the two began dating in 1998. In 2001, Melania received a green card that allows permanent residency and, finally, in 2006, one year later after she and Trump got married, she became a U.S. citizen, which presumably means that she is now a dual citizen.
“I am pleased to enclose a letter from my immigration attorney which states that, with 100% certainty, I correctly went through the legal process when arriving in the USA,” Melania Trump said on Twitter, back in September.
For about two months, she worked illegally
Mrs. Trump arrived in the United States on August 27, 1996, holding a B1/B2 visitor’s visa, while the H-1B work permit was received on a few months later, on October 18.
However, it is illegal to work for money while holding a visitor’s visa, something that she actually did. The Associated Press found out that she was paid for a few jobs before October 18, for the likes of Fitness magazine and Bergdorf Goodman department store. Even more, she signed a standard management agreement with an agency, on September 4, 1996.
Donald Trump’s campaign refused to comment the whole situation.