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U.S. first lady’s parents benefited from immigration policy opposed by Trump

The parents of Melania Trump, the wife of U.S. president. Photo: AP

The parents of Melania Trump, the wife of U.S. president.  Photo: AP

Washington, Feb 23 (RHC)-- In the United States, The Washington Post reports the parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents and are poised to gain citizenship -- likely relying on a family reunification process that’s been attacked by President Donald Trump as “chain migration.” 

During his State of the Union address last month, Trump called for an end to the U.S. policy, which allows citizens to sponsor their parents and siblings for legal residency.  Legal experts say the program likely benefited Melania Trump’s parents, Amalija and Viktor Knavs, immigrants from Slovenia who’ve been living in the U.S. on green cards.  A spokesperson for Melania Trump refused to comment. 

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
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