Melania's parents become U.S. citizens using Trump's hated 'chain migration'

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Well, you can imagine my shock Thursday when I read that the parents of Melania Trump became US citizens during a naturalization ceremony in NY.

That's why we must all come together as Americans - right now - and demand the immediate deportation of First Lady Melania Trump's potentially truly evil parents.

She sponsored her parents for their green cards, according to their lawyer Michael Wildes. Amalija is 73. The first lady, born Melanija, changed her name to Melania Knauss when she started modelling.

"I can not comment on the president's politics when it comes to my clients but I have stood up against the president's immigration policies personally", the lawyer said.

The first lady's office declined to comment. The Slovenian couple had been living in the U.S as permanent residents.

The AP writes that arriving at the ceremony, the Knavses "slipped in and out of a side entrance at a Manhattan federal building flanked by Department of Homeland Security police". Trump has advocated a "merit-based" system, but has not proposed any method of admitting immigrants to the USA to replace those categories. It's unclear when the Knavses obtained permanent residency in the USA, the Times reports, but Wildes said they met the five year requirement. Melania Trump was not present for the ceremony. To apply for USA citizenship, a person must have a green card for at least five years, plus meet the character, residency, and civic knowledge requirements.

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While the President never mentions Saipov, who obtained his green card through the equally maligned diversity lottery, he has been known to detail the attack.

Advocates for restricting legal immigration have pointed to the imbalance in favor of family connections as evidence of the need for reform, calling for a "merit-based" system that would choose immigrants based on need in the US. According to news reports, Melania came to the U.S. in 2001 on a so-called Einstein visa for "individuals of extraordinary ability" as a model. Now that the couple are US citizens, it's important to note the president's hypocrisy when it comes to immigration policies.

She settled in NY in 1996 and met Mr Trump two years later.

The Knavses raised Melania in the rural industrial town of Sevnica while Slovenia was under Communist rule.

Melania Trump became a US citizen in 2006 after marrying Trump the year before. Amalija Knavs had harvested onions on her family's farm, then worked in a textile factory, and sewed her two daughters' clothes.

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