Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Melania Trump's parents get United States citizenship

Melania Trump's parents get United States citizenship

She settled in NY in 1996, met the future president two years later and became his third wife in 2005.

Beyond the additional security present at the ceremony, the Knavs followed the same process of tests, interviews, and paperwork that every other citizenship candidate has to complete.

A lawyer for Viktor and Amalija Knavs revealed the Slovenian couple, who had already been living in the USA as permanent residents, took the citizenship oath in New York City.

Viktor, 74, and Amalija, 73, had been living as permanent residents in the US.

Melania Trump - who has been vacationing with her husband U.S. President Donald Trump in Bedminster, N.J. - did not accompany her parents.

They had been living in the U.S.as permanent residents. They tend to keep a low profile despite spending some time at the White House, much like how former first lady Michelle Obama's mother lived at the White House where she focused on helping raise the Obamas' daughters.


Viktor and Amalija Knavs took their oaths in NY, the Associated Press reports.

Melania Trump's parents have been sworn in as United States citizens.

"These doors that are in America remain hinged open to lovely people as they have today", Wildes said, adding, "We just thank everybody for their attention to this very important dialogue that we're having on immigration". Their immigration process was under scrutiny, as President Trump has been cracking down on immigration through his policies. Green cards can also be obtained through employment, receiving asylum or refugee status, or in other special circumstances.

The couple met in Sevnica, Slovenia in 1966, and Melania was born in the same town.

Although Melania started from humble roots, she launched a successful modeling career prior to her marriage to the president.

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