Friday 20 July 2018

Melania Trump’s parents reportedly seeking US citizenship

The Slovenian couple visited a US federal building with an immigration lawyer but have made no comment on why.

The parents of first lady Melania Trump, Viktor Knavs, right, and Amalija Knavs, left, walk with their lawyer Michael Wildes (Seth Wenig/AP)
The parents of first lady Melania Trump, Viktor Knavs, right, and Amalija Knavs, left, walk with their lawyer Michael Wildes (Seth Wenig/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

First lady Melania Trump’s parents have visited a US federal building with their immigration lawyer amid speculation they are seeking US citizenship.

The Slovenian couple had no comment on Wednesday afternoon after about an hour-long meeting in the New York building which houses offices for federal immigration officials who help process citizenship applications.

Lawyer Michael Wildes said Viktor and Amalija Knavs are lawful permanent residents of the US.

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump (Andrew Harnik/AP)

The lawyer and the White House have declined to comment on whether the first lady’s parents are seeking to become US citizens.

A spokeswoman for the first lady declined to comment on Wednesday saying Mrs Trump’s parents are not part of the Trump administration and deserve their privacy.

Republican President Donald Trump has pushed to restrict immigration.

Press Association

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