It's unclear when they obtained their green cards, but usually, permanent residents have to hold green cards for five years before applying for citizenship. The Knavses came and went from the ceremony at a Manhattan federal building flanked by Homeland Security police.
"They have travelled a wonderful journey like many have, like millions have", said lawyer Michael Wildes.
Mrs Trump's parents, a former auto dealer and textile factory worker, are Slovenian immigrants who had been living in the USA as permanent residents. She obtained a green card in 2001 and became a naturalized citizen in 2006.
The Times noted that the couple would have to have their green cards for five years to become eligible for citizenship.
Usually naturalization ceremonies at the Jacob J. Javits Federal Building in the city are large events in which several immigrants are sworn in as citizens after reciting an oath and the Pledge of Allegiance.
Asked by the New York Times if they had obtained citizenship under a program derisively branded "chain migration" by the president, Wildes replied: "I suppose".
The Knavses, both in their 70s, raised Melania Trump in Sevnica, a Slovenian town of around 4,500 people. Citizenship for Melania Trump's parents have set tongues wagging.
Viktor Knavs, a vehicle salesperson in Slovenia, and Amalija, who worked in a textile factory, are over 70 years old, retired and pass much of the year in the United States, where they regularly spend time with their daughter and grandson Barron.
Melania Trump became a USA citizen in 2006, after entering the United States on a coveted Einstein visa for people of "extraordinary ability" in 2001 when she was working as a model. She met Donald Trump in New York City in 1998. Curious about the cameras, bystanders wandered over.
She settled in NY in 1996 and met Mr Trump two years later.
He went on: "It seems like we now have two immigration systems. We saw an example of that today".
Whatever the case may be, Steven Seagal is honored that he was chosen to take on his new role to improve relations. President Vladimir Putin and Seagal are close friends, which is more than likely why this new position was given.
In his 200 Test matches for his country, he scored 15,921 runs, averaging 53.78 and making 51 centuries in the process. Chris Woakes is expected to replace allrounder Ben Stokes, who is standing trial in Bristol on a charge of affray.
Samar Badawi is the sister-in-law of Raif Badawi's wife Ensaf Haidar, who lives in Canada and recently became a Canadian citizen. The move follows vigorous calls by Canada for the immediate release of activists that have been detained.
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A Spanish man was on Monday (Aug 6) sentenced by the court to 10 years behind bars for repeatedly sexually abusing the young boy. In the following months, the court said, the woman organized assaults on a 2-year-old girl she occasionally looked after.
Victor Moses has insisted that he and his Chelsea FC team-mates are looking forward to a successful season under Maurizio Sarri . Club director Marina Granovskaia added: "We are very happy to secure Pedro's services for another year.
In 2013 and 2014, Hopkins spent almost six months aboard the ISS, logging almost 13 hours of spacewalks. The first crewed flights will only spend a short period of time in orbit before coming back to Earth.
CBN News' Heather Sells is in California covering the wildfires . "It's not good firefighting weather", Anderson said. Varney's radio wasn't communicating with headquarters, so his assistant relayed messages - until they lost contact.
So once more, fantastic experience but hard to make transfers to what we want to do in the Premier League. Boateng endured a horrendous World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.
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