First, to catch you up to speed, late last year a former Trump lawyer revealed that Melania Trump came to the United States on a Green Card with “based on marriage” status in 2001. The problem? She didn’t marry the Donald until 2005. So, either Melania Trump broke immigration laws, or she was married before Donald. Either way, there is some serious explaining to do.
New York Daily news reported months ago, “Melania’s immigration status became an issue last week after racy photos of her in the U.S., and dating back to 1995, emerged — raising questions about how the Slovenian-born model would have been able to legally work in the United States.”
If it turns out that Melania Trump did in fact break immigration laws, then is proves Trump to be a gigantic hypocrite. Trump is a big opponent of illegal immigration, especially those who work in the U.S. illegally, but that is precisely what could be the case with Melania Trump.
Melania told Larry King she had never been married before she married the Donald and her official Republican National Convention bio conveniently leaves out any such tidbit about her being married before.
The move comes after numerous media stories have called into question whether Mrs. Trump entered the U.S. legally and whether she illegally held employment while in the U.S. on a visa for non-working visitors.
Since then, California State Senator Nancy Skinner has launched a new effort…
California State Senator Nancy Skinner, alongside Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon, has launched an effort for the White House to release documents related to Melania Trump’s immigration history after Trump signed his executive order on sanctuary cities.
An AP investigation last November found Melania Trump lacked proper work visas when she was employed as a model after arriving in the U.S. from her native Slovenia more than two decades ago.
Skinner said to Politico, “No one in the Trump operation has released any of the documentation to indicate what was the circumstance, or whether she had full legal status,’’ Skinner went on to say “We only know they had a lawyer look at whatever papers she chose to give.”
Donald Trump promised America last August that Melania would hold a press conference on the matter before the election, but obviously that never occurred. Skinner wasn’t shy about calling the president’s response “not adequate,’’ especially given the fact that Trump’s policies could put hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants in California under the threat of deportation.
The White House would not respond to Politico’s request for comment.
Of course, RNC member and San Francisco attorney Harmeet Dhillon calls the effort against Melania Trump “below the belt” and “a cheap trolling tactic” that is “really beneath the dignity of these California legislators.”
Dhillon called the effort “sexist and harassing,” saying, “I don’t think that the president’s policy positions make his wife fair game for anything.” It’s interesting that Dhillon would call this move “sexist and harassing” given the history of one Donald J. Trump.
Former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association attorney David Leopold said Trump’s immigration actions made Skinner’s request “fair game.” He said the AP investigation, if accurate, allows questions into Melania Trump’s status, especially given the president’s immigration fraud enforcement priority.
Leopold told Politico:
‘It’s only appropriate they make his wife’s file public, so we know that his family also complied with immigration rules.’
‘Had [she] been coming into the country to work without the proper work visas, which is fraud, if its true.’