The Slovenian-born parents of US First Lady Melania Trump became US citizens at a naturalization ceremony in NY on Thursday, their immigration lawyer Michael Wildes confirmed to AFP. Wildes said the first lady sponsored her parents for their green cards, and once eligible, they applied for citizenship.
Her spokesperson, Stephanie Grisham, declined to comment.
Trump hasn't commented or tweeted about his in-laws' newfound citizenship. The pair, originally from Slovenia, had been living in the U.S.as permanent residents prior to obtaining citizenship.
Viktor and Amalija Knavs, 73 and 71 years old, respectively, are retired, and they maintain regular contact with the Trump family, often traveling with the first family on trips to Mar-a-Lago and Bedminster, New Jersey.
The president in January proposed ending most family-based immigration and replacing it with a skills-based system.
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Yet this season has seen Pope make 684 runs for Championship leaders Surrey at an average of 85.5, including three centuries. England and India were left frustrated at Lord's with persistent rain wiping out the whole of day one of the second Test.
He said the pair had been living in the United States on green cards sponsored by Mrs Trump. They would appreciate their privacy and we just thank everybody for their attention to this very important dialogue that we are having on immigration. He wouldn't say who sponsored their green cards.
It's unclear whether Mr and Mrs Knavs had their green cards granted by a process the President Trump has sought to end.
She settled in NY in 1996 and met Mr Trump two years later. Green cards can also be obtained through employment, receiving asylum or refugee status, or in other special circumstances.
The couple are natives of Slovenia, where they raised Melania, but have been in the USA for more than a decade, says their immigration lawyer, per CNBC.
Although Melania started from humble roots, she launched a successful modeling career prior to her marriage to the president.
Rockstar Games will show off new Red Dead Redemption 2 gameplay footage tomorrow , Thursday, August 9 at 11AM EST. And if all of the previous trailers are any indicator, it will be a stunningly attractive yet brutal ride.
While the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 isn't as exciting as the Note 8 , it's still a very, very refined and capable flagship smartphone. As you can see it's pretty similar to the watch we first saw in a premature listing on Samsung's own website last month .
By the end of mosquito season in October, 26 Dallas County residents had reported infections, leading to two deaths. Scott Sawlis of Dallas County Health and Human Services demonstrates a mosquito trap.
The Iran-aligned Houthis regularly fire into Saudi Arabia and have targeted its capital, Riyadh, with ballistic missiles. Turki al-Malki said the attack was "a legitimate military action, conducted in conformity with global humanitarian law".
The NEX S runs a Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB RAM, 128/256GB storage and has a 4,000mAh battery with fast charge support. Customers buying the device will get a cashback worth Rs 2,200 cashback and 4.5 TB of free data from Reliance Jio.
Senators in Argentina are debating whether or not to legalize the abortion in all cases up to 14 weeks of pregnancy. There are three exceptions: if a woman is raped, pregnancy puts her life in danger, or the fetus is brain-dead.
It also, Rose noted, will allow her to continue her charity work of visiting children in hospitals with a whole new persona. I'm not a guy; I don't really feel like a woman, but obviously I was born one. "I get to be Batwoman ", Rose said.
National flag carrier Garuda said it would put on extra flights from Lombok to Jakarta to help tourists who wanted to leave. On Lombok , soldiers and other rescuers carried injured people on stretchers and carpets to evacuation centres.
Although, stargazers in mid-northern latitudes will be privy to the best views, according to NASA, anyone can see the light show. When is the Perseid meteor shower peak? Eight months ago, we delighted in the beauty of the Orionid meteor shower show.
The Toffees take on newcomers, Wolves, in their first match of the 2018-19 Premier League season on Saturday, 11th August. Andre Gomes, Barcelona's Portuguese central midfielder, has been loaned to Everton .
West Ham sign striker Perez from Arsenal
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Tuesday Trivia: wanna watch the Perseid meteor shower?
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Tribune Media terminates deal to be bought by Sinclair
The American Cable Association (ACA), which represents small- and medium-sized cable companies, also cheered Tribune's decision. Sinclair, one of the nation's largest owners of TV stations, has become a significant outlet for conservative perspectives.
Russia: 'Horror' if Georgia joins NATO
"Georgia's accession to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation may trigger a awful conflict and lead to catastrophic consequences". The only United Nations member states to recognize the breakaway regions are Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Nauru.
Mobile Essentials plan goes back to basics
If not, and you don't ever go to Canada or Mexico, then I'm not sure why you wouldn't downgrade to this new Essentials plan. Both T-Mobile One at $70 a month and One Plus at $80 a month aren't subject to slowdowns until after 50 GB of data.