Are Melania Trump's Parents Illegal Immigrants?

Date February 14, 2018 14:06

For the most part, the issue of immigration into the United States formed a big part of Donald Trump's campaign.

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President Trump still demands tighter restrictions on admittance to non-Americans into the country. The Mexico wall is still a necessity. His position on Muslims seems unflinching too.


The issue is a huge concern as Republicans and Democrats could not find a middle ground on the proposed policies by President Trump.

In spite of the positive achievements of his administration, most attention remains focused on the issue of immigration. It is ironic that President Trump seems caught in the middle of the crisis himself.

His mother was born in Scotland. His father was a descendant of Germans. Also, his first wife Ivana was born in Czechoslovakia and only got the US passport by marrying an American ski instructor.


Even his current wife Melania was not born American. She only got citizenship in 2006, the year after she got married to Donald Trump.

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Are Melania's parents illegal immigrants?

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Melania’s immigration status came under scrutiny again. But a letter from immigration attorney Michael J. Wildes stated that Melania applied for residence in 2000 and became eligible for citizenship in 2006.


The real concern is the immigration status of her parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs. At present, they live in the United States, but nobody seems to know if they are legal residents or not. It is said they took advantage of the 'chain migration' policy to get into the country.

The theory is that Melania was already declared illegal at the time when her family migrated to the country. This makes her parents illegal immigrants. The couple first visited the U.S. in 2004.

No comment from Melania or the White House

Melania and President Trump have made no comment on the matter. But the public has opinions of their own.

No official statement has been made by the White House.

Mary Anne MacLeod

Mary Anne MacLeod's first visit to the United States was on December 2, 1929. She visited the country several times until her marriage to President Trump’s father, Frederick Christ Trump, in 1936.

By the census of 1940, Mary Anne was listed as both naturalized, having lived in the country for more than 5 years and also the wife of Frederick Christ Trump.

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