Tuesday, February 13, 2018

What’s the immigration status of Melania Trump’s parents?


Glenn Kessler of the Washington Post considers the immigration possibilities for First Lady Melania Trump's parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who are living in the United States.  The White House is mum on their immigration status.

President Donald Trump has called for overhauling the current U.S. immigration laws. Currently, the laws give priority to providing visas for family members of people already in the U.S. Trump and his Republican colleagues want to replace this with a primarily “merit-based” system.

To this end, Trump endorsed the RAISE Act in February 2017. Republicans, including President Trump, continue to push certain elements of it like reducing the ability of immigrants already in the country to bring in their relatives.



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