Chain Migration At Work? Immigration Attorney Revealed Melania Trump's Parents Became US Citizens

Date August 10, 2018

Melania Trump’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, have been residing in the United States for almost as long as their daughter. But what is their actual immigration status?


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Some people suggested that they are illegal residents with expired visas. Others said that they are living with green cards. But now, all the speculation is finally over as Viktor and Amalija can be officially called Americans.

The US citizens

President Trump’s in-laws can now walk the American land like they belong there. The First Lady’s parents received their citizenship through her sponsorship. This category of family visas has sought to end by the President’s administration.


Viktor and Amalija’s immigration lawyer, Michael Wildes, announced the news on Thursday, saying to CNN:

It went well, and they are very grateful and appreciative of this wonderful day for their family.

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Melania Trump hasn’t released any comments on her parent’s immigration victory.

People took to Twitter to react on the news

The Knavs arrived in the US from Slovenia. The 73-year-old Viktor and his 71-year-old wife are retired and have been often spotted with Donald and Melania Trump since the presidential couple moved to Washington.

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