Democrats demanded Thursday that the government release Melania Trump’s immigration file after news reports and at least one prominent immigration lawyer raised questions about whether the wife of the Republican presidential nominee followed the law in entering and working in the U.S.
The Democratic Coalition Against Trump, a political action committee, said it was filing an open-records request for Mrs. Trump’s visa records — though it’s unlikely they will be successful.
Mrs. Trump, posting a message on Twitter, insisted she followed all the laws in arriving in the U.S. on a visa, obtaining a green card granting her permanent legal residency in 2001 and then becoming a citizen in July 2006.
“Let me set the record straight: I have at all times been in full compliance with the immigration laws of this country. Period,” she said. “Any allegation to the contrary is simply untrue.”