Are Melania Trump's Parents Illegal Immigrants?
For the most part, the issue of immigration into the United States formed a big part of Donald Trump's campaign.
Jobs are returning, illegal immigration is plummeting, law, order and justice are being restored. We are truly making America great again!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 13, 2017
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.
“45 year low in illegal immigration this year.” @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 11, 2018
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.
— MELANIA TRUMP (@MELANIATRUMP) September 14, 2016
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.
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.
"Here are Melania's Parents. Viktor and Amalija Knavs. They live in the United States Permanently now because of Chain Migration after Melania's Visa Expired & she stayed here Illegally and married Donnie for Citizenship. None of them have a degree or a job". pic.twitter.com/0FHTOqj81V
— Brasilmagic (@Brasilmagic) February 7, 2018
If she lied on any of her immigration formd (green card, citizenship) about working w/o permit, she committed perjury and could be deported. I suspect Trumpf embellished her education level to make himself look better. Her family is all deportable under proposed rules.
— LibertyANDJustice. (@soleilbrille18) February 7, 2018
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.
she did lie. she made at least 20,000 illegally. trump picked her up, he got her the citizenship before they were married. her family and his family are l00% chain migration, that thing he keeps ranting about. HE'S guilty of the same thing. Throw both families out.
— kerry grahame (@madamsquirrelly) February 7, 2018
No comment from Melania or the White House
It's family reunification only for white people in the eyes of the GOP. That's why they use chain migration and the purpose of this tweet is to show the hypocrisy.
— Brasilmagic (@Brasilmagic) February 8, 2018
Melania and President Trump have made no comment on the matter. But the public has opinions of their own.
Aren't Melania's parents Communists? Trump's base would love to know that...
— Melissa???? (@LOLVINDICATED) February 7, 2018
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.