First lady Melania Trump's parents have been sworn in as USA citizens

10 August, 2018, 14:14 | Author: Alicia Barber
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FIRST lady Melania Trump's parents have become United States citizens today through a process that her husband has vowed to end.

Viktor and Amalija Knavs are retired, and they maintain regular contact with the Trump family, often traveling with the first family on trips to Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster, New Jersey.

Family-based immigration has been a frequent target of the president in his many tweets and speeches.

"Chain migration must end now!"

When Trump began her modelling career, while still a teenager, the whole family sensed opportunity, according to those who knew them in Slovenia.

Melania Trump was born Melania Knavs in what was then the communist country of Yugoslavia and later changed her surname to Knauss.

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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".

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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".

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