Watch: Melania Trump Just Answered The 1 Question Everybody Wants To Ask With 4 Words That Say It All

It seems beyond question that Donald Trump immediately gained traction in the GOP race for president because he was willing to say “no more” to illegal immigrants. So, with his own wife, Melania, being an immigrant, many have wondered how she views her husband’s rhetoric.

With the immigration question in mind, Melania appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and gave an answer that may stop all speculation of where she stands on the issue.

When asked about immigration and her status, Melania simply said, “I followed the law.”

“I never thought to stay here without papers,” Melania, who immigrated to the U.S. in 1996, said. “I had a visa, I traveled every few months back to the country to Slovenia to stamp the visa. I came back, I applied for the green card, I applied for the citizenship later on after many years of green card. So I went by system, I went by the law. And you should do that, you should not just say let me stay here and whatever happens, happens.”

Melania went on to say that she and her husband are “prepared” to be attacked over the immigration issue, but said she supports him 100 percent.

“We have thick skin, and we know that people will judge him and people will call names. They don’t give him enough credit. From June that he announced, they don’t give him enough credit,” the Slovenian immigrant said.

Trump’s wife also said her husband wasn’t attacking Mexicans as a whole, saying, “I don’t feel that he insulted the Mexicans.”

Melania went on to note that The Donald has never attacked all immigrants as a group, either, and has always focused his criticism on illegal immigrants.

“He said illegal immigrants. He didn’t talk about everybody,” Melania insisted. “He talked about illegal immigrants,” she explained. “And after a few weeks, like two weeks [of] giving him a hard time and bashing him in the media, they turned around. They said, ‘you know what, he’s right. He’s right what he’s talking about.’ And he opened conversation that nobody did.”

While Melania noted she doesn’t always agree with her husband, she assured Mika Brzezinski that Trump always treated her and other women he met with respect. “I see him in life, he treats women the same as men. He will tell you what is in his heart, what he thinks. He will not hold it back if you’re a woman, you’re human. If you’re a woman or a man, it’s no different, you’re human,” she concluded.

h/t: TheBlaze

WATCH: People Instantly Notice Something Rubio Did 8 Times On O’Reilly, Now He’s Paying For It…

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly wanted to know what Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio plans to do about illegal immigration.

But after Rubio’s appearance Monday on The O’Reilly Factor, the headlines weren’t reporting on Rubio’s plans to deal with the issue. Instead, the reviews went something like this:

“‘Marco Roboto’ short circuits again, repeats line 8 times,” said WND.

“Marco ‘Robot’ Rubio suffered a glitch Monday on The O’Reilly Factor,” said the Gateway Pundit.

“Marco Rubio Short Circuits Again, Repeats Himself 8 Times,” wrote Young Conservatives.

What the press was referring to was a 10-minute segment when Rubio used the phrase “the American people” eight times.

“I’m interested in your vision, OK?,” O’Reilly asked. “Your vision is to deal with illegal aliens here who have broken our laws how? What will you try to sell the voters?”

I don’t believe the American people support some sort of militaristic round-up of individuals, and I don’t think you could carry it out,” Rubio said. “The sort of tactics it would required would offend the American people.”

He added, “If we prove to the American people that illegal immigration is finally under control, I think the American people will respond in a very rational, reasonable and responsible way.”

They then discussed a hypothetical example. Rubio again invoked “the American people” in his reply.

Alright, you’re not going to give me your vision,” O’Reilly said.

“No, I’m going to give it to you. I’m going to give it to you, Bill,” Rubio said.

OK, go,” O’Reilly said.

Rubio then discussed a plan to allow illegal immigrants a path to obtain work permits that would allow them to legally remain in the United States, but noted, It does depend on what the American people will support.”

h/t: The Gateway Pundit

Watch: Cruz Just Made Bold Immigration Vow To O’Reilly, But There’s 1 Thing People Notice

When Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz talked to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly on Monday about his plans to deal with illegal immigration, it didn’t take long for some pundits to report they had heard it all before — except not from Cruz.

Cruz “has taken a page from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign playbook,” The Huffington Post reported Tuesday.

“Cruz changes tune on rounding up undocumented immigrants,” ran the CNN headline on Cruz’s most recent comments.

“We should enforce the law,” Cruz said in discussing the 12 million illegal immigrants estimated to be living in the country. “Federal law requires that anyone here illegally that’s apprehended should be deported.”

When asked whether he would actively look for and deport illegal immigrants, Cruz replied, “You better believe it.”

This would be accomplished, Cruz said, by implementing a stronger biometric entry and exit system so that the government would have a better idea of who is overstaying their visas.

“Ted Cruz only talks tough on immigration now because he did so badly in (South Carolina). He is in favor of amnesty and weak on illegal immigration,” Trump tweeted Tuesday.

In January, Cruz opposed Trump’s plan to deport all illegal immigrants.

“I don’t intend to send jackboots to knock on your door and every door in America, that’s not how we enforce the law for any crime,” he told CNN then.

During his Monday interview with O’Reilly and the January interview with CNN, Cruz made it clear that he would only deport those who were “apprehended.”

O’Reilly asked Cruz how he would locate and deport illegal immigrants.

“That’s what ICE exists for. We have law enforcement who looks for people that are violating the laws, that apprehends them and deports them,” Cruz said.

h/t: TheBlaze

Disturbing Revelation About Obama Admin And 90,000 Illegals Who Are ‘Criminal Threats’ Just Made

According to an article published by the Washington Examiner, nearly 90,000 illegal aliens identified by Immigration and Customs Enforcement as criminal threats were not processed for deportation in 2015.

Even worse: those individuals who were not deported were eventually released from custody.

While internal ICE figures show that the agency encountered 152,393 illegal aliens identified as criminal threats, many of whom were already in jail, only 64,116 were charged. Meanwhile, the vast majority, nearly 90,000, were not charged.

Shockingly, those numbers are even worse for criminal aliens detained under President Barack Obama’s Priority Enforcement Program.

Under the Priority Enforcement Program, ICE is designated to work with local law enforcement to arrest and deport criminal aliens. When local police or sheriffs arrest a criminal alien, they are asked to hold that individual for 48 hours, at which point ICE will take the suspect.

The reality of the situation is that ICE only seizes the detained aliens 35-40 percent of the time. Most of the time, local law enforcement receives a phone call from ICE asking them to release the criminal alien at the end of the 48 hour period.

In one such case, Sheriff Richard W. Stanek of Hennepin County in Minneapolis had 75 illegals ICE wanted; yet the agency only picked up 35 percent for detainment and deportation. “And these are the people that they want,” said Stanek.

Sheriff Susan Benton of Highlands County in Florida had a similar story. “Mine would be much, much lower,” said Benton, referring to instances where ICE actually followed through.

In Benton’s case, many who actually are seized by ICE are sent to a federal facility in Miami, where they are immediately released; and then they return to her county, making the problem that much worse.

Under the current law, local law enforcement cannot legally hold criminal aliens longer than 48 hours. So when ICE doesn’t participate, the alien must be released.

Benton lamented the circumstances and the disproportionate blame law enforcement officers receive, saying, “We’re the bad guys, we’re the ones CNN is on saying, ‘That sheriff let that killer out.’” But the reality seems to be that local law enforcement have their hands tied.

Sheriff David J. Mahoney of Dan County in Madison, Wis., described it as follows. “It’s kind of a, ‘Do me a favor and hold them for 48 hours or more.’ When in fact there is no legal standing [for us] to do that. ICE says, ‘hold ’em, but we won’t defend you if you get sued.’”

h/t: Breitbart

Right Before SC Primary, ICE Officers Send Voters Major Warning About This One GOP Candidate

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio “knowingly misled the American people” during the 2013 Gang of Eight immigration fight, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Council President Chris Crane.

Crane, who represents all frontline ICE staff who enforce America’s immigration laws, said he fears the flawed immigration bill will return if Rubio is elected president.

“I think it’s clear that open borders and amnesty proponents are trying to buy their way into the White House. I think that if elected President, Sen. Rubio’s Gang of Eight bill will be reintroduced and this time it will pass. Voters beware,” he said.

He made his comments in an extensive interview with Breitbart News.

Rubio, for his part, dismissed Brietbart as reporting conspiracy theories and denigrated Crane as “the head of a union.”

Crane told Breitbart that during the drafting of Rubio’s immigration bill, Rubio “surrounded himself with big business and amnesty groups, most of which were more interested in cheap labor and their own political agendas, and had no real concern for the welfare of immigrants, public safety, or the security of our nation.”

“This while he ignored boots on the ground law enforcement officers who work within our broken immigration system every day and know better than any what’s needed to fix it,” Crane said.

Crane told Breitbart that although he met with Rubio and the senator promised to make changes in the bill to support law enforcement, the promises were hollow.

“All of his strong statements during our meeting about making the changes we suggested were apparently all just a dodge to get rid of me,” Crane said.

During Rubio’s efforts to pass the bill, “Law enforcement was treated like absolute trash,” Crane said. “Republicans and Democrats in the Gang of Eight saw law enforcement as the enemy. We were the only ones really positioned to tell America that their bill was one big lie that wouldn’t fix our immigration problems but make them worse.

“They did everything they could to keep us out of the picture and silent. Special interests on the other hand were treated like kings. It was all about money.”

Crane said that Rubio’s sales pitch for the bill ignored facts of which the senator was aware.

“In my opinion, Sen. Rubio absolutely knowingly misled the American people regarding the bill. He was not telling the American public the truth about what that bill contained. Every American will have to determine on their own what that says about his character, but for me, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to trust him again,” he said.

h/t: Breitbart