Categories: ImmigrationTrumpTrump

Melania Trump’s Parents Used Chain Migration to Gain U.S. Citizenship-Unproven!

Melania Trump’s Parents Used Chain Migration to Gain U.S. Citizenship-Unproven!

Summary of eRumor:

First Lady Melania Trump’s parents used what the White House refers to as “chain migration” to gain U.S. citizenship.

The Truth:

There’s no way to determine whether Melania Trump’s have in fact become naturalized U.S. citizens. However, they would be able to maintain their Slovenian citizenship and still spend long periods of time in the United States because of an agreement that the two countries are part of.

Rumors that Melania Trump’s parents used “chain migration” to gain U.S. citizenship flared up in February 2018. As the White House worked to reform immigration laws that enable certain family members of naturalized U.S. citizens to gain U.S. citizenship, claims about Melania Trump’s parents were used to portray President Trump as hypocritical.

Unproven claims that Melania Trump’s parents used chain migration to gain U.S. citizenship surfaced in early 2018.

Again, the immigration status of Viktor and Amalija Knavs isn’t public record. There’s no way to confirm or debunk these claims. Melania Trump’s parents do spend a fair amount of their time in their United States. They’ve reportedly split their time between Trump Tower and Mar-a-Lago over the years. There are also rumors that they live at the White House, much like Michelle Obama’s mother did. They regularly appear in photos there, and very involved in Barron Trump’s life. They also accompanied Melania and Barron when they moved in, Politico reports.

But Viktor and Amlaija Knavs own a home in Slovenia, and they reportedly travel back there three or four times a year.  And that’s an important detail for this rumor. The United States and Slovenia are both members of the Schengen Agreement.  The agreement allows visa-free travel between member countries for up to 90 days at a time. Because the U.S. and Slovenia have both joined the agreement, Melania’s parents could easily maintain their Slovenian citizenship and live in the U.S. The Knavs’ frequent trips to Slovenia would support that theory.

But immigration status isn’t public record. And the White House has declined to comment on Melania Trump’s parents. So we’re calling this one “unproven.”

Recent Posts

Prayer Requests for Jimmy Coyne’s Grandson, High School Student Beaten Over School Walkout-Unproven!

Details are disputed about Jimmy Coyne's prayer request for his teenage grandson who was reportedly beaten by another student over…

5 mins ago

Janet Reno: Waiting Period for Firearms Only the First Step, Prohibition the Goal-Fiction!

Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno said waiting periods on gun purchases were the "first step" in gun control —…

2 days ago

Charles Krauthammer’s Interesting Take on President Trump: He’s a Pragmatist -Incorrect Attribution!

A column headlined ""Charles Krauthammer's Interesting Take on President Trump" that argues Trump is a pragmatist has been incorrectly attributed…

2 days ago

Funeral Home Employee Accidentally Cremated While Taking a Nap-Fiction!

False claims that a funeral home employee was accidentally cremated while taking a nap on a stretcher came from a…

7 days ago

26(f) Plan Freedom Checks Are Better than Social Security-Mostly Fiction!

Details about "freedom checks' are scarce, but most claims are tied to well-known dividend reinvestment plans that aren't viewed as…

1 week ago

Target Issues Massive Easter Egg Recall, Warnings About Water Absorbing Eggs-Outdated!

Outdated reports about an Easter egg recall from 2017 resurfaced in 2018 as an outdated warning about Target issuing a…

1 week ago