KEY POINTS

  • Melania Trump did not enter the United States illegally
  • However, the FLOTUS, reportedly, violated immigration law
  • President Donald Trump failed to keep his promise of talking about Melania's immigration history
  • Melania Trump, allegedly, helped her parents get their green cards

Melania Trump has been serving as the First Lady of the United States for more than two years now. Though the wife of U.S. President Donald Trump has been very active in various causes and campaigns that cater to the needs of children and youth, critics continue to lambast and criticize Melania. Some of her detractors are even fond of bringing up the former model’s immigration history when given a chance.

In June 2016, Donald, who was still a presidential candidate at the time, vowed to talk about Melania’s past life. Numerous knockers accused the FLOTUS of being an illegal immigrant. However, the POTUS was quick to shut down the claims and insisted that his wife came into the United States legally.

“She has got it so documented. They said, ‘Melania Trump may have come into our country illegally’ and ‘how would that be for Donald Trump?'” Donald Trump stated at the time, as per The Hill. “Here’s the only problem, she came in totally legally. I said to her: ‘No no, let it simmer for a little while. Let them go wild, let it simmer, and then let’s have a little news conference,’” he went on.

Though Melania did not enter the U.S. illegally, Associated Press claimed that she violated immigration law. The independent media outlet stated that the FLOTUS desecrated her tourist visa when she started "working for pay" in America. It said that B-visas are given to temporary business visitors, who are in the country for their business activities but they are not allowed to be employed.

AP, also, opened the possibility that Melania intentionally violated her visa and lied about her exact intentions to work while in America. “That’s not just an immigration violation but an outright federal crime,” the publication said. Melania has yet to comment on the said report.

For starters, Melania Trump was granted a green card in March 2001 via the EB-1 program, which is designed for multinational business executives, academic researchers and workers in other fields who got national and international acclaim. After the FLOTUS secured her green card, she, reportedly, sponsored the legal residency of her parents. Viktor Knavs and Amalija Knavs, per Town and Country, have been sworn in as U.S. citizens in Aug. 2018.

Melania Trump Melania Trump's favorite television shows are confirmed to be "How To Get Away With Murder" and "Empire." Here, the first is pictured as she prepares to depart with her husband US President Donald Trump from the White House November 3, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo: Getty Images