An anti-Trump super PAC has announced that they are filing paperwork with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection asking for a full investigation into whether Melania Trump violated US immigration laws.
In a statement the Democratic Coalition Against Trump announced:
The Democratic Coalition Against Trump announced today that it is filing paperwork requesting an immediate and thorough investigation by U.S. Customs and Border Protection to determine whether Melania Trump, wife of the Republican nominee for President of the United States, violated our nation’s immigration laws.
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.
Last week, the Coalition announced that it would file a request for documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to bring the truth about Mrs. Trump’s immigration status into public view. This latest move is intended to ensure that the public can find out, before the November election, whether Mr. Trump and his wife have violated our nation’s immigration laws.
“Donald Trump has been very vocal about his proposal to forcefully deport more than 12 million undocumented immigrants from our country,” said Scott Dworkin, Senior Advisor to the super PAC. “But ever since serious questions first arose about whether his own wife may have been an illegal immigrant, the reality TV star has been uncharacteristically tight-lipped. We’re filing this complaint because we believe that the public has the right to know if the Republican presidential nominee is a complete hypocrite.”
Melania Trump’s own version of her immigration history is riddled with inconsistencies. Mrs. Trump’s statements contradict each other, and it’s telling that her husband and his presidential campaign remained stone cold silent on the matter. Trump has held numerous rallies over the past week where he has addressed perceived slights big and small, but he has not said a single word about the controversy over his wife’s immigration history.
Mrs. Trump’s immigration history would be a non-issue if the Republican nominee didn’t build his entire campaign around anti-immigrant extremism. Trump’s rhetoric opened this door, and voters deserve answers on the question of whether the Republican nominee practices what he preaches on the immigration issue.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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