Donald Trump's Slovenian in-laws become USA citizens

Amalija and Viktor Knavs

Melania Trump's parents may have used "chain migration" processes to obtain their citizenship, the same policy that President Donald Trump want to kill.

According to experts, there are two main ways the First Lady's parents could have achieved citizenship status - either through sponsorship from their daughter or an employer.

"I can not comment on the president's politics when it comes to my clients but I have stood up against the president's immigration policies personally", the lawyer said.

The first lady's office declined to comment.

Mr Wildes defended the process by which the Knavs attained citizenship, despite the Trump administration's efforts to end "chain" or family-based immigration.

Speaking about Mrs Trump's parents' citizenship ceremony, their lawyer Michael Wildes told CNN: "It went well and they are very grateful and appreciative of this wonderful day for their family". That type of family visa is exactly one of the categories that Trump and his allies have tried to repeal, saying they are harmful to the US.

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It said it is unclear about when or how the couple received green cards.

He frequently reminds his audiences of the October terror attack in NY, where Sayfullo Saipov, an immigrant from Uzbekistan, ploughed a pickup truck down a bike lane, killing eight people near the World Trade Center.

The president proposed replacing most family-based immigration with a skills-based system after an attempted bombing by a Bangladeshi immigrant in NY last December.

She attended high school in the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana, and changed her name to Melania Knauss when she started modelling. She was in Bedminster, New Jersey, at the Trump National Golf Club, where Trump is now staying.

Viktor and Amalija Knavs had been living in the United States as permanent residents.

Typically, naturalisation ceremonies at 26 Federal Plaza are large events, where groups of immigrants are sworn in as citizens en masse, after reciting an oath and the Pledge of Allegiance.

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The First Lady became a U.S. citizen in 2006, after she entered the United States in 2001 on a coveted Einstein visa for people with "extraordinary ability" when she was working as a model.

The Knavses' lawyer said their ceremony was kept private for "security reasons".

"They would appreciate their privacy and we just thank everybody for their attention for this very important dialogue we're having on immigration".

She settled in NY in 1996 and met Trump two years later.

Mr Knavs, 74, was a vehicle dealer, while his wife, who is 73, worked in a textile factory.

Melania grew up in a two bedroom apartment in Sevnica, a small city formerly under communist control.

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