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2016 Postmortem

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Fri Nov 4, 2016, 09:53 PM Nov 2016

AP: Trump's wife modeled in US prior to getting work visa [View all]

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs in the United States worth $20,056 that occurred in the seven weeks before she had legal permission to work in the country, according to detailed accounting ledgers, contracts and related documents from 20 years ago provided to The Associated Press.

The details of Mrs. Trump's early paid modeling work in the U.S. emerged in the final days of a bitter presidential campaign in which her husband, Donald Trump, has taken a hard line on immigration laws and those who violate them. Trump has proposed broader use of the government's E-verify system allowing employers to check whether job applicants are authorized to work. He has noted that federal law prohibits illegally paying immigrants.

Mrs. Trump, who received a green card in March 2001 and became a U.S. citizen in 2006, has always maintained that she arrived in the country legally and never violated the terms of her immigration status. During the presidential campaign, she has cited her story to defend her husband's hard line on immigration.

The wife of the GOP presidential nominee, who sometimes worked as a model under just her first name, has said through an attorney that she first came to the U.S. from Slovenia on Aug. 27, 1996, on a B1/B2 visitor visa and then obtained an H-1B work visa on Oct. 18, 1996.


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Surprise Surprise wow, this will hit main stream right away.... MyNameIsKhan Nov 2016 #1
It will because it's from the AP? TrekLuver Nov 2016 #2
No... Immigration is major policy platform of Trump and his own wife broke laws MyNameIsKhan Nov 2016 #4
She's what the deplorables will see as a "good" immigrant though. eom tarheelsunc Nov 2016 #10
Well, deplorable are ready to vote for sexual predator so they will vote for his illegal immigrant MyNameIsKhan Nov 2016 #12
Unless there is some new info in here this has already been discussed and it TrekLuver Nov 2016 #11
Who cares? alcibiades_mystery Nov 2016 #3
I think this will hit mainstream... lets see tomorrow and HRC surrogates will be talking about his MyNameIsKhan Nov 2016 #6
I think the AP is pretty mainstream bluestateguy Nov 2016 #15
Buh bye shenmue Nov 2016 #5
I thought someone discovered this many months ago and it gained no traction? eom tarheelsunc Nov 2016 #9
There was no proof but now AP has ledgers that she was paid 20k on B1/B2 visa... MyNameIsKhan Nov 2016 #13
LOCK HER UP texasleo Nov 2016 #14
Just more confirmation she lies with impunity just like her husband wishstar Nov 2016 #16
Technically, she could be deported... NoGoodNamesLeft Nov 2016 #17
but she willfully lied on green card and N-400, she is in perjury... MyNameIsKhan Nov 2016 #24
a month ago, this would have meant something 0rganism Nov 2016 #18
Exactly Awsi Dooger Nov 2016 #23
Lawrence O D Covering It On MSNBC... Grassy Knoll Nov 2016 #19
lock her up. deport melania. Tom Rivers Nov 2016 #20
K&R CajunBlazer Nov 2016 #21
To all you Debbie Downers...the point is that yeah it may not matter with switching votes but TrekLuver Nov 2016 #22
This ties back to the modelling agency story too Foggyhill Nov 2016 #26
the modeling agency story imo was the big story radius777 Nov 2016 #27
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