Sunday, August 7, 2016

Melania Trump: Photo Op at Home, on the Campaign Trail, and Under Cloud of Immigration Questions

Photo Op at Trump Mansion (the Golden Palace as It Were)

Her Convention Speech in Cleveland

Trump supporters and others may not like this story, but this is a growing story nevertheless. It deals with possible illegal or fraud to gain her U.S. citizenship ... BTW: As some would say, there might be some there, there:

The story from here may get legs as they say >>> Gaps in Melania Trump's immigration story raise questions

Highlights and the way I see the issue unfolding: That is if does get legs or not depending the pressure the Trump machine will or can put it including a full kibosh, which is entirely possible:

Background: Those recent nude photographs of Mrs. Trump published are raising fresh questions about the accuracy of a key aspect of her biography, and her overall immigration status when she first came to the United States to work as a model. 

(e.g., she claims she came on a tourist visa and returned home every few months for renewal – which is odd since a tourist visa is initially good for 3 years and can be renewed easily without traveling back to the home country every few months several times a year for visa renewal in the tourist category).

However, working here on a tourist visa is illegal. Tourist visas and work visas are in the same category. In short, those with tourist visas cannot seek or get work or be employed on a tourist visa; they must obtain a work permit/visa and have a sponsor, job lined up, etc. etc. To have a tourist visa and then work would be fraud and illegal.

Back to those racy photos of the First Lady Wannabe that were published in theNew York Post over a two-day period (Sunday and Monday). 

They inadvertently highlight inconsistencies in the various accounts she has provided over the years. Some immigration experts say, there’s even a slim chance that any even years-old misrepresentations to immigration authorities could pose legal problems for her since she is a naturalized citizen (i.e., not born in the U.S.) and being in that category, it can be taken away if fraud were to be proven; which is a very lengthy process.

Related to both native-born and naturalized citizens: They cannot lose their citizenship – but they can however, give it up (renounce it). But, it cannot be taken from them except in very narrow legal cases (cite: 2 below): 

Supreme Court case: Afroyim vs. Rusk (1967) 

The bottom line: This is potentially a big issue not just for Melania Trump but for anyone in that same category. So, stay tuned.

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