Melania Trump’s parents granted American citizenship via mechanism bitterly opposed by her husband (Independent)

Melania Trump’s parents granted American citizenship via mechanism bitterly opposed by her husband (Independent)

The parents of Melania Trump have been sworn in as US citizens after completing a path to naturalisation her husband has repeatedly attacked and promised to severely curtail.

Viktor and Amalija Knavs took their oaths to become Americans after the first lady sponsored their green cards. President Trump has said most family-based immigration, which he refers to as “chain migration”, should end.

“Under the current broken system, a single immigrant can bring in virtually unlimited number of distant relatives,” he said during his State of the Union speech this year.

“Under our plan, we focus on the immediate family by limiting sponsorships to spouses and minor children. This vital reform is necessary, not just for our economy, but for our security and our future.” Read more

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