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Donald Trump’s grandfather once begged not to be deported

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When Donald Trump’s German grandfather who was born in the village of Kallstadt, in the Rhineland region in west Germany in 1869, was ordered by a royal decree to leave Germany and never return, he wrote a letter pleading the prince regent of Bavaria (Bayern) not to deport him.

After having emigrated to the United States of America, Donald Trump’s German grandfather, Friedrich Trump, was ordered by a royal decree to leave the country and never return. German authorities gave him eight weeks to leave and denied him repatriation because he failed to complete his mandatory military service and he also failed to register his initial emigration to the US 20 years earlier.

Trump then decided to write a letter pleading the prince regent of Bavaria not to deport him. The letter which was written in German language in 1905 has now been translated into English. In the letter, he wrote:

“In this urgent situation I have no other recourse than to turn to our adored, noble, wise, and just sovereign lord, our exalted ruler His Royal Highness, highest of all, who has already dried so many tears, who has ruled so beneficially and justly and wisely and softly and is warmly and deeply loved, with the most humble request that the highest of all will himself in mercy deign to allow the applicant to stay in the most gracious Kingdom of Bavaria.”

Trump’s request was not honored and he then decided to go back to the U.S with his with his wife and daughter. Today, President Donald Trump has imposed immigration rule that would have barred his grandfather from re-entering the United States.

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