Melania Trump's parents given citizenship under rules their son-in-law wants to eliminate

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She settled in NY in 1996 and met Trump two years later. As CNN notes, critics have pointed out that President Trump wants to end that type of family-based migration.

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. First lady Melania Trump's parents have been sworn in as USA citizens.

President Donald Trump's in-laws, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, took their oaths of citizenship in New York City.

The US allows a number of ways for US citizens and legal permanent residents to sponsor family members to come to the US permanently, including categories for parents, adult siblings and adult children, married and unmarried.

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Her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, declined to comment.

Viktor and Amalija Knavs are retired, and they maintain regular contact with the Trump family, often traveling with the first family on trips to Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster, New Jersey. Wildes briefly spoke to reporters and said the pair went through "a wonderful journey like most have ... in getting citizenship".

"They would appreciate their privacy and we just thank everybody for their attention for this very important dialogue we're having on immigration. This is an example of it going right". He wouldn't say who sponsored their green cards. Green cards can also be obtained through employment, receiving asylum or refugee status, or in other special circumstances.

President Donald Trump's parents-in-law have become U.S. citizens in a private ceremony. However, the attorney offered his own views on the matter. Their immigration process was under scrutiny, as President Trump has been cracking down on immigration through his policies.