Melania's parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, were sworn in as USA citizens at a federal immigration court in New York City on Thursday. Homeland Security Police also escorted the Knavs both in and out of the ceremony, which was held at a federal building in Manhattan. They got no special treatment during the process, their attorney said.
"They have travelled a wonderful journey like many have, like millions have", said lawyer Michael Wildes. They would appreciate their privacy and we just thank everybody for their attention to this very important dialogue that we are having on immigration. "This is an example of it going right".
Melania Trump's parents become citizens through "chain migration".
Presiding over the ceremony was NY district director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Thomas Cioppa.
Under US law they must have been permanent residents for five years before applying to become citizens, and the time to process an application can take several months thereafter. Citizenship for Melania Trump's parents have set tongues wagging. Mr Wildes defended the process by which the Knavs attained citizenship, despite the Trump administration's efforts to end "chain" or family-based immigration. She obtained a green card in 2001 and became a naturalized citizen in 2006.
The lawyer acknowledged that the Knavses had obtained citizenship via the very pathway that their son-in-law, the president, has so publicly denounced.
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