Melania Trump’s Parents Become U.S. Citizens through ‘Chain Migration’
President Trump Slovenian in-laws, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, became United States citizens in a private ceremony in Manhattan.
They took the oath of citizenship in New York City, entering and exiting the building alongside Homeland Security officials, the Associated Press reported Thursday.
Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who are from Slovenia, had been living in the United States with green cards and have been frequently spotted in Washington since their son-in-law assumed the presidency.
Their citizenship was sponsored by their adult daughter,Melania Trump became a US citizen in 2006, after entering the US on a coveted Einstein visa for people of “extraordinary ability” in 2001 when she was working as a model.
Viktor Knavs, 74, was a car salesman in the Slovenian town of Sevnica, while his wife Amalija Knavs, 73 worked at a textile factory.