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Melania Trump Worked Illegally In The U.S. According To Official Documents

Melania Trump worked illegally when she arrived in the United States on a tourist visa, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.

According to Melania Trump’s lawyer, 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.

However, documents obtained by the AP show she was paid for 10 modeling assignments between Sept. 10 and Oct. 15. Visitors on a B1/B2 visa are not permitted to work.

From 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.

Melania Trump became a U.S. citizen after she married GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump in 2006 – and has maintained that she never violated the terms of her immigration status.

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