Friday, 05 August 2016 - 9:24
Melania Trump denies she unlawfully worked as model in US on improper visa
Melania Trump said on Thursday she did not work illegally in the US in the mid-1990s, after pictures from a naked photoshoot that were published on the front page of the New York Post raised questions about her immigration status.
In a statement posted on her Twitter account, the Slovenian-born wife of the Republican presidential candidate said: “There has been a lot of inaccurate reporting and misinformation concerning my immigration status back in 1996.”
According to the Post, the photoshoot in question took place in 1995. On Thursday, a report by Politico questioned whether Trump worked as a model in the US in 1995 without proper work authorization.
“Let me set the record straight,” Trump continued. “I have at all times been in full compliance with the immigration laws of this country. Period. Any allegation to the contrary is simply untrue.”
Donald Trump has made immigration a central part of his campaign for the White House, promising to deport all undocumented immigrants and to build a wall between the US and Mexico.