Anti-Trump liberals have made Melania’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, their new targets after it was reported that the couple was about to become American citizens. When the White House refused to comment on how they got their status, speculation run rampant that the Knavs both retired Slovenians, got green cards as the parents of a U.S. citizen.
Daily Mail reported that such a move would appear to be an example of the “chain migration,” which President Donald Trump has slammed and has tried to break up as an official “pillar” of his policy platform.
It was confirmed that Melania’s parents had become official U.S. residents after they were spotted repeatedly at Mar-a-lago, and having been written about as living at Trump Tower when Melania was living there at the start of the administration.
“I can confirm that Mrs. Trump’s parents are both lawfully admitted to the United States as permanent residents,” their lawyer, Michael Wildes, told the Washington Post. “The family, as they are not part of the administration, has asked that their privacy be respected so I will not comment further on this matter.”
When asked about the first lady’s parents’ immigration status, a White House official refused to divulge the nature of their immigration status or respond directly to whether it could be construed as chain migration.
“I’m not going to get into specific cases. I doubt your question was well-intentioned,” said the official.
Liberals have been targeting Melania ever since she became First Lady, so they would undoubtedly love it if they caught her parents using this “chain migration” loophole that her husband despises to become American citizens. What do you think about this? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section.