WALL FAIL: Melania's Parents Become US Citizens

WALL FAIL: Melania's Parents Become US Citizens

First lady Melania Trump's Slovenian-born parents were sworn-in as US citizens Thursday, benefiting from a path to citizenship known as family-based immigration that the president and others have derisively dubbed "chain migration".

Viktor and Amalija Knavs, both in their 70s, took the citizenship oath at a private ceremony in New York City.

The couple is originally from Slovenia.

Viktor and Amalija Knavs, 73 and 71 years old, respectively, 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.

The Times noted that the couple would have to have their green cards for five years to become eligible for citizenship.

Tweeting on November 2, 2017, he said: "CHAIN MIGRATION must end now!"

"This vital reform is necessary, not just for our economy, but for our security, and our future", he said.

Even as his in-laws were going through the process, Mr Trump was denouncing it. But cracking down on individuals who entered the United States without a visa has not been his only priority; he's also made it even more hard for immigrants to come to the country legally.

Viktor and Amalija Knavs had been living in the U.S. as permanent residents.

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Viktor was a vehicle dealer, and Amalija worked in a textile factory.

Their son-in-law has frequently attacked U.S. immigration laws, calling them the "dumbest laws on immigration in the world".

President Donald Trump should have been moved this week when our nation of immigrants accepted two new Americans: first lady Melania Trump's parents, Amalia and Viktor Knavs.

Throughout his presidency, Trump has made a point to target undocumented immigrants, whether they have a criminal record or not.

President Trump has previously spoken out against family-based migration, calling instead for a system that prioritises professionals and skilled migrants over relatives of...

The AP writes that arriving at the ceremony, the Knavses "slipped in and out of a side entrance at a Manhattan federal building flanked by Department of Homeland Security police".

Melania Trump was born in 1970 and during her childhood Slovenia, then part of Yugoslavia, was ruled by Josip Broz Tito, a communist dictator who nonetheless allowed more freedoms than other Eastern bloc leaders. That preferential program, popularly known as the "Einstein visa", is intended for immigrants with "extraordinary ability, [who] are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager", according to the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services.

It is not infrequently the site of protests, but on Thursday, things were quiet as the first lady's parents came and went.

He went on: "It seems like we now have two immigration systems. We saw an example of that today".

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