The couple, who had been living in the U.S.as permanent residents, took the oath of citizenship in New York City, their lawyer said. And yet, here are his wife's parents, gladly getting the US citizenship that their son-in-law wants to virtually bring to an end within the next couple of years.
"It's a dirty - a dirtier word", he said, adding that "it stands for a bedrock of our immigration process when it comes to family reunification".
Even as his in-laws were going through the process, Donald Trump was denouncing it.
Their ceremony was private for "security reasons", attorney Michael Wildes said. It's unclear when the Knavses obtained permanent residency in the US, the Times reports, but Wildes said they met the five year requirement.
Currently, the majority of green card recipients receive them via family sponsorship.
Under US immigration law, Melania's parents would need to have had green cards for at least five years before they could apply for citizenship.
The pair are close with the president and Melania Trump, and are regularly seen traveling with the first family.
The Republican president argues that the system steals jobs from Americans and threatens national security, calling for a merit-based system that preferences more educated, English-speaking professionals.
She settled in NY in 1996 and met Trump two years later. That preferential program, popularly known as the "Einstein visa", is intended for immigrants with "extraordinary ability, [who] are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a multinational executive or manager", according to the U.S. Customs and Immigration Services. But cracking down on individuals who entered the United States without a visa has not been his only priority; he's also made it even more hard for immigrants to come to the country legally.
Presiding over the ceremony was NY district director of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services Thomas Cioppa.
The Knavses raised Melania in the rural industrial town of Sevnica while Slovenia was under Communist rule. Viktor, 74, was a vehicle dealer while Amalija, 73, worked in a textile factory.
When prosecutors asked her why she went along with what she knew to be wrong, she said because she "had two options". Ellis III, who repeatedly scolded prosecutors for what he said was excessive and unnecessary information.
Trump's adviser, John Bolton , says he can state "unequivocally" that "there was no USA government involvement in this at all". Maduro claimed the plotters had been planning to bomb the Miraflores presidential palace and other government buildings.
According to a report by The Sun, Yerry Mina will not be pulling on the Manchester United jersey in the 2018-19 season. Alderweireld, 29, has plied his professional trade in England since 2014 following a transfer from Atletico Madrid.
Mourinho sounded pessimistic that he would make any last-minute signings when talking to media on Thursday. But this was only a "soft" closure - with some deals still able to be completed after this deadline.
Her brother Mr Badawi was sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes for "insulting Islam" online back in 2014. Raif Badawi was arrested in 2012 for running a blog that promoted free speech and women's rights in Saudi Arabia.
Karunanidhi died at at 6.10pm after suffering from prolonged illness, the city hospital where the leader was admitted, said. His last tweet was also a photo with Karunanidhi , when he went to wish him for his 94th birthday in June.
Becca asks if she can walk him out, mostly because he would probably walk directly into the ocean if he didn't have a chaperone. Chris Harrison doesn't push, but instead offers the new couple a mini-van to drive off into the sunset.
Whether to comply with USA sanctions or keep doing business in Iran is a "purely economic decision", one senior official argued. But his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani dismissed the idea of talks while crippling sanctions were in force.
O'Connor supporters are 16 percentage points more likely to say they have a lot of interest in this election than Balderson's. Hundreds of people are slowly making their way into an OH high school ahead of a rally headlined by President Donald Trump .
Pochettino added: "I am happy to keep all the squad together, there were many rumours during the summer about players out". Pochettino continued: "It was a odd transfer market because until England was out [of the World Cup] no-one was moving".
Turns out the gent was country star Keith Urban , who had stopped in for a few things before his concert that night in Camden. When Reed overheard Urban ask for five dollars from a friend, she chose to step in and help him out.
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