Trump’s travel ban, BuzzSouthAfrica learnt, has engendered a quest to get his wife, the United States First Lady, Melania Trump deported.
It was on Friday that the 45th President of the United States signed an executive order which barred citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States for the next 90 days.
Also, the executive order suspended the admission of all refugees for 120 days and indefinitely paused the Syrian refugee program of US.
Donald Trump’s travel ban aside being widely criticized, triggered protests across US. Now, the agitators have initiated a motion to deport Trump’s wife asking for her immigration records.
Records have it that Melania Trump was born in the former Yugoslavia. She first entered the United States on a business visitor visa in August 1996.
Subsequently, she got hold of the green card and became a lawful permanent resident of the United States in 2001. Five years later, she became a citizen of the country.
Despite that, a California state senator has demanded of the White House to make public the documents related to Melania Trump’s immigration.
From our gatherings, the demand was made as part of a protest against Trump’s travel ban by State Sen. Nancy Skinner of Berkeley, Senate Pro Tem Kevin de Leon and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon.
During an interview with POLITICO, Skinner reportedly said: “no one in the Trump operation has released any of the documentation to indicate what was the circumstance, or whether she had full legal status.
“We only know they had a lawyer look at whatever papers she chose to give.”
Adding that Trump’s immigration policies have exposed many undocumented people in California to deportation, Skinner argued that it’s uncool for President Trump to not fulfill the promise of having his wife divulge the details of her entry to US.
Sometimes in November last year, an investigation uncovered that the President’s wife lacked proper work visas when she was employed as a model after arriving in the US.
Meanwhile, Trump axed the country’s acting Attorney General, Sally Yates on Monday night for refusing to enforce his travel ban executive order.
As learnt, Yates refused to enforce the order and urged Justice Department lawyers not to make legal arguments in order to defend the executive order on immigration and refugees.
In a letter, Yates said: “my responsibility is to ensure that the position of the Department of Justice is not only legally defensible, but is informed by our best view of what the law is after consideration of all the facts.
“In addition, I am responsible for ensuring that the positions we take in court remain consistent with this institution’s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right.
“At present, I am not convinced that the defense of the executive order is consistent with these responsibilities nor am I convinced that the executive order is lawful,” she asserted.