Since popular vote loser Donald Trump agreed to end DACA after six months if Congress can’t “fix” it, and considering Trump’s immigration rhetoric both on the campaign trail and as President, one starts to wonder about the citizenship status of someone very close to Donald Trump: his wife, Melania.
It’s a fair question, and one that many are starting to ask.
An anti-Trump group called the Democratic Coalition Against Trump has filed a Freedom of Information Act request to make public Melania Trump’s immigration papers following reports in the last several months that she may have broken the law by working here on a Visa that would have prohibited it.
“After learning that Mrs. Trump might not have followed the law on her path to U.S. citizenship, the Coalition decided to take action,” Chairman of the DCAT, Jon Cooper said in a statement. “How ironic would it be if Mr. Trump, who has largely based his presidential run on his ridiculously extreme proposals related to illegal immigration, had actually married an illegal immigrant.”
“Let me set the record straight: I have at all times been in full compliance with the immigration laws of this country,” she [Melania] insisted on Twitter in response to the growing questions. “Any allegation to the contrary is simply untrue.”
But in February she told MSNBC that she “traveled every few months back to the country of Slovenia, to stamp the visa,” indicating that at the time she didn’t have an H1-B visa that would have allowed her to stay in the country and work for three years. Tourist visas require touch-back provisions — and don’t allow people to work in the U.S.
It’s an ironic twist given that Trump has never been shy in the past about requesting that others release documents. As someone who started the birther movement, Trump demanded that President Obama make public his long-form birth certificate. More recently, however, Trump has been less than forthcoming — refusing to release his tax records.
Donald Trump is a complete and utter hypocrite. He always has been and he always will be. And he doesn’t seem to care if you like it or not. This is just one more example of how he lives by the rule of “do as I say, not as I do.” Sad.