Tuesday, 16 October, 2018

First Lady's Parents Become US Citizens

Melania Trump's parents sworn in as US citizens report Getty Images
Freda Brock | 10 August, 2018, 08:27

Melania Trump's parents were sworn in as United States citizens on Thursday, completing a legal path to citizenship that their son-in-law has suggested eliminating.

The family lawyer confirms the Slovenian couple took the citizenship oath in New York City.

Under US immigration law, Melania's parents would need to have had green cards for at least five years before they could apply for citizenship.

Homeland Security Police also escorted the Knavs both in and out of the ceremony, which was held at a federal building in Manhattan.

According to The New York Times, Mr Wildes labelled family-based migration "a bedrock of our immigration process", and when asked if the pair had gained citizenship through the system, he reportedly replied: "I suppose".

There are only a handful of ways that immigrants to the United States can obtain green cards, and the largest share of them each year are given out based on familial connections.

The Times noted that the couple would have to have their green cards for five years to become eligible for citizenship.

The US allows a number of ways for US citizens and legal permanent residents to sponsor family members to come to the US permanently, including categories for parents, adult siblings and adult children, married and unmarried.

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There has been speculation that the President Donald Trump's in-laws may have benefited from the "chain migration" process that he has claimed endangers Americans and vowed to restrict.

The Knavses' citizenship ceremony was kept hush-hush around the Jacob K Javits Federal Building.

She was not present for the ceremony, and her parents told their lawyer she was in Bedminster, New Jersey, where the president spends time in the summer at Trump National Golf Club.

Viktor Knavs was a vehicle salesman in the Slovenian town of Sevnica, while his wife Amalija worked at a textile factory.

She attended high school in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, and changed her name to Melania Knauss when she started modeling.

It is not infrequently the site of protests, but on Thursday, things were quiet as the first lady's parents came and went.

He went on: "It seems like we now have two immigration systems". One for the people who have no power, and one for the people who we are letting in through the VIP entrance.

News of the ceremony prompted an immediate response on Twitter, with tweets ranging from "welcome!" to "unfreakingbelievable".

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