After it was reported that Mrs. Trump worked in the US illegally before becoming a citizen, the wife of the Republican presidential nominee was reported to US Customs for immigration violations.
The Democratic Coalition Against Trump said in a statement:
The Democratic Coalition Against Trump reported Melania Trump to U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Sunday afternoon after reports surfaced that Mrs. Trump was paid to work while she was in the United States on a B-1/B-2 visitor visa, before she obtained a H-1 work visa. According to a statement released by Melania Trump’s immigration attorney in October, Mrs. Trump arrived in the United States on a visitor visa on August 27, 1996, and received her work visa on October 18, 1996. Recent documents that surfaced this week state that Mrs. Trump was paid $20,056 for work performed between September 10 and October 15, 1996, meaning that she was working illegally in the United States during that time.
“We first questioned Melania Trump’s immigration status back in August, when the anti-immigrant rhetoric coming from Donald had reached its peak,” said Scott Dworkin, Senior Advisor to the Democratic Coalition. “I am saddened by how Donald has acted over the course of this campaign. Instead of offering a solution to our immigration challenges like Secretary Clinton has, Donald has called people seeking a better life in the United States murderers and rapists. And all the while, his wife spent time in this country as one of those illegal immigrants, seeking a better life.”
The fact that Mr. Build The Wall’s own wife was an illegal immigrant won’t have any impact on Donald Trump’s core level of support, but this is another example of the skeletons that have come out of the Trump closet during the campaign that may have later consequences.
The Trump family business is reported to have lost at least $800 million due to the presidential campaign. Trump’s own daughter refused to allow the most recent ad that she did for her father to be sent to the media in press materials because being associated with the campaign is bad for her business.
Melania Trump being reported to US Customs is the final blow to a presidential campaign that has been full of hypocrisy and inconsistencies. Donald Trump appears to hate illegal immigrants, except for the one who worked in the US illegally before she became his third wife.
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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