Melania Trump’s parents have becomr United States citizens through the ‘chain migration’ process that President Donald Trump wants to end.
Meliania’s parents, Viktor Knavs and Amalija Knavs, from Slovenia were sworn in as U.S. citizens in New York on Thursday.
The Knavs family attorney, Micheal Wilde, told the New York Times that: “They had gotten sponsored by their daughter and then once they had the green card, they then applied for citizenship when they were eligible.”
As part of Trump’s four-part immigration reform plan, he has proposed to end the options for immigrations in which American citizens and legal permanent residents are able to sponsor family members to come to the United States permanently.
He called it a path for terrorists to get into the country.
In his tweet on September 15,2017, he wrote:’CHAIN MIGRATION cannot be allowed to be part of any legislation on Immigration!.”
Migrants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents are able to sponsor other relatives, such as parents, adult married children and siblings to come to the United States in what is sometimes referred to as “chain migration”.
Melania Trump came to the United States in 1996 and met her husband two years later.
She obtained her green card in 2001 and became a U.S. citizen in 2006.
In U.S, there is a five-year requirement for green card holders before they can become citizens.
The Knavs’ attorney said they met that but no other details were available on how they went through the process.