Melania Trump’s parents came to the U.S. thanks to immigration system Trump wants to eliminate

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@thinkprogress—A lawyer for First Lady Melania Trump’s parents admitted Thursday that the couple was able to become United States citizens thanks to a program President Donald Trump has often railed against and tried to eliminate. Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who came to the United States from Slovenia, were sworn in as U.S. citizens in New […]

Melania Trump's Parents Become U.S. Citizens as Trump Administration Targets Legal Immigrants. First Lady Melania Trump‘s parents became naturalized United States citizens on Thursday, PEOPLE confirms. Viktor and Amalija Knavs, Slovenian immigrants in their 70s, took the citizenship oath at a private ceremony in New York City, the Associated Press reported. The husband and wife — a former car dealer and a former textile factory worker, respectively — had been living in the United States as permanent residents. The couples’ lawyer, Michael Wildes, did not specify the length of time the...