Friday, August 10, 2018

First Lady's Parents Become U.S. Citizens


Amalija and Viktor Knavs, parents of first lady Melania Trump, walk on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, in June 2017.  

Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

NPR reports that First lady Melania Trump's Slovenian-born parents were sworn-in as U.S. citizens yesterday.  They immigrated based to the United States on family-based visas.  President Trump has derided family-based immigration as "chain migration."  Viktor and Amalija Knavs, both in their 70s, attending a private swearing-in ceremony in Manhattan, according to their lawyer, Michael Wildes.


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