First we learned about Donald Trump’s affair, and now we are learning that Melania Trump did indeed work as an undocumented worker when she first came to the U.S.
Melania Trump was paid for 10 modeling jobs in 1996 before obtaining the necessary documents to legally work in the country, The Associated Press reported Friday.
The report, which AP says is based on accounting ledgers, contracts and other related documents, comes one day after Melania Trump delivered her first speech in the campaign since the Republican National Convention. In the speech, she addressed her journey to becoming a U.S. citizen and how, “as a young entrepreneur, I wanted to follow my dream to a place where freedom and opportunity were in abundance.”
Melania Trump arrived in the U.S. from Slovenia on Aug. 27, 1996, on a B1/B2 visitor visa and earned $20,056 for 10 modeling jobs before she obtained her H-1B work visa on Oct. 18, 1996, according to AP.
“The documents examined by the AP indicate that the modeling assignments would have been outside the bounds of her visa,” AP reports.
She received her green card in March 2001 and became a citizen in 2006 after marrying Donald Trump in 2005.