The Hill: Immigration lawyer raises questions aboutd Melania Trump’s past

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  1. yaxomoxay macrumors 68000

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    Immigration lawyer raises questions about Melania Trump’s past

    By Harper Neidig

    An immigration lawyer revealed that Melania Trump received a green card for marriage in 2001, four years before she married Donald Trump, Univision reported Friday night.

    She has previously said that Trump is her first husband.
    But immigration attorney Michael Wildes, who worked for the Trump Organization, told Univision that the GOP nominee’s wife obtained the green card in 2001 "based on marriage,” though she did not marry Trump until January 2005.

    “Ms. Trump received citizenship in 2006 and prior to that she had a green card based on marriage,” Wildes said. “Before that, she had a work visa and was in full compliance on her visas and never disrespected any of them. That has been made clear to me.”

    When asked to explain the discrepancy, Wildes told Univision he would seek clarification, but later emailed to say, “I didn’t hear back, sorry.”

    Politico reporter Ben Schreckinger said the Donald Trump campaign reacted with a statement that said: "Melania was not married prior to her marriage to Mr. Trump in 2005."

    Schreckinger also tweeted more details from Wilders, a few hours after Univision story was first published.


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    If this is true, and she did indeed get a GC for marriage before being married, Trump is finished.

    Of course, it's too early to tell. We're hearing one lawyer who might just want the spotlight for a day.
     
  2. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Why would this finish Trump exactly? I can't tell if the story is that she was married before (who cares) or that she got a fraudulent visa, neither of which should be something Hillary should bring up with her past and her husband forcing interns to take a dick while holding office.
     
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    Perhaps it was a green card based on her intent to marry. Why would we assume that there was no engagement?

    Either way, there's no story here. Just desperately grasping at straws.
     
  4. sodapop1 Suspended

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    Blinded by your hatred as usual.

    Cracking down on illegal immigration, and deporting them for that matter, is one of the central pillars of the Trump campaign. If his wife Melania turns out to have fraudulently obtained citizenship, it would undermine his entire message.

    Now if Hillary was running a campaign railing against adultery, you would be right to get your panties in a wad over Bill getting his knob polished by an intern.
     
  5. 617aircav Suspended

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    No it does not undermine his campaign. Let's assume she even came here illegally, that's doesn't mean Trump can't support immigration enforcement. Why do people have an issue with enforcing existing American laws? Try being illegal in Mexico for a day.
     
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    No it doesn't and to show his commitment to immigration enforcement, he can start by deporting his wife!

    The existing immigration system is broken and we need to reform it. Not build walls and tears apart families.
     
  7. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    It certainly shows his hypocrisy.
     
  8. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    She wouldn't be an illegal immigrant as she had her visa, she may have skirted the terms of her visa which is a violation that would prevent her from getting another visa if caught, but she didn't and has now completed the paperwork to be a citizen.

    This is assuming any of this story is true.

    An illegal is someone here without a visa or overextended their visa, they are illegal by virtue of existing in the country. funny how the left opens the floodgates for these people.
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    Kind of like Hillary running as a champion for women when her husband was forcing his dick down interns throats, and then enlisting his wife to help discredit them.
     
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    Funny how it will point out how selective he is in who he wants deported... Trust me - it will NOT bode well for his campaign if it's found out this is true. There will be a media sh#$%storm.

    It would be like someone finding out Pence's wife had an abortion.
     
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    You can't deport a citizen, are you nuts?
     
  11. samcraig macrumors P6

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    I mispoke. But you know very well what I mean. His "wall" and immigration campaign is a farce. Do you know that during the campaign he spoke to a group and said that he wanted to make sure it looked nice too because he thinks one day it will have his name on it. Disgusting.
     
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    The wall should be more of a symbol than anything else, if you come here illegally there should be no job opportunities and no place to rent. Enforce the law and the problem disappears.

    For kids brought here and with no record of crime perhaps a path to citizenship could be made with the caveat that they can't be an anchor to import family members.
     
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    Try to spin it however you want, the fact is she may have lied and violated the terms of her visa by working in the U.S. So when Trump is out on the campaign trail telling all his supporters about illegals coming here and taking jobs from them, he can use his wife as an example.
     
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    She wasn't an illegal, she had a visa.
     
  15. samcraig macrumors P6

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    You know he's talking about a real wall, right? And the mexicans are going to pay for it. It's not symbolic to Trump.
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    Supposedly not one that allowed her to WORK. So she would have violated her Visa.
     
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    It was illegal for her to work here.
     
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    And if she was caught she would have compromised her future visa opportunities. It sounded like she was working for a French magazine anyways so the lines are kind of blurry as well. Not to mention none of these claims have been substantiated. Either way she had a valid visa and thus was not an illegal in the traditional sense.

    An illegal is someone who can be forcibly removed by essence of being in the country illegally.
     
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    A lot of ifs here, but if when she met Trump, who I believe was married at the time, and if Trump greased the skids to get her a green card based on false premises, when there was no husband, then Trymp's involved in corruption, helping someone slide around immigration rules, and is a hypocrite. This (the green card) happened in 2001 and they got married in 2005?
     
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    Thats a lot of ifs, let the facts come out and not speculate. It's the shame that corruption is all over these two candidates in one way or the other. I would rather he be a hypocrite and enforce our immigration laws than he not be one and not enforce immigration law. We can't become Europe.
     
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    You mean if he enforces immigration law for those he does not have a hard on for? ;)
     
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    I don't know what you mean. Should we scrap our immigration laws?
     
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    Hillary's minions are throwing this poop at the wall in hopes it diverts attention from her mishandling of top secret info that would have hand anyone else in the same boat jailed long ago.
     
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    that must be it. it could not be trump and his minions screwing up always or anything.
     
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    That's the thing about corruption, if there is corruption in this case, it makes professed standards meaningless, an illusion. The corruption charge is leveled at Hillary daily, but there is no evidence proven against her, just a continuous stream of right wing accusations for political gain... Yes my opinion.
     
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    There are other more important things than Melania Trump
     

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