Melania Trump may have been an illegal immigrant

Build a wall and make Slovenia pay for it!

Nude photographs published this week are raising fresh questions about the accuracy of a key aspect of Melania Trump’s biography: her immigration status when she first came to the United States to work as a model.

The racy photos of the would-be first lady, published in the New York Post on Sunday and Monday, inadvertently highlight inconsistencies in the various accounts she has provided over the years. And, immigration experts say, there’s even a slim chance that any years-old misrepresentations to immigration authorities could pose legal problems for her today.

While Trump and her husband, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, have said she came to the United States legally, her own statements suggest she first came to the country on a short-term visa that would not have authorized her to work as a model. Trump has also said she came to New York in 1996, but the nude photo shoot places her in the United States in 1995, as does a biography published in February by Slovenian journalists.

(Ben Schreckinger and Gabriel Debenedetti/Politico)

Immigrant healthcare

California wants to let undocumented workers buy health insurance through state exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. [Patrick McGreevy – LA Times]

The plan will accrue no additional costs to the state – undocumented workers would use their own money, advocates say.

This won’t be controversial. Nope.