Melania Trump offers condolences to victims of coronavirus in RNC speech – liveAugust 26, 2020
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Melania Trump said she admired her husband for never giving up on his policy agenda and for supporting her.
“Donald is a husband who supports me in all that I do,” Trump said. “We will be honored to serve this incredible country for four more years.”
Melania Trump said she became a US citizen “after 10 years of paperwork and patience… with hard work and determination.”
Her experience isn’t unique – many immigrants (including this reporter) – have to wait years to obtain a green card and then citizenship. The arduous process has only gotten more so under the Trump administration, which, in addition to criminalizing and detaining migrants, imposing a “public charge” rule to deter immigrants from using benefits like food stamps and public healthcare, restricting travel from many Muslim-majority countries, and limiting the number of refugees admitted to a historical low, has overseen increases in backlogs for immigrants who’ve made it past the maze of deterrents and are seeking naturalization.