LEGALLY! — Melania’s Parents Are Becoming Americans The Right Way

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First Lady Melania Trump’s parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, want to become American citizens, and they’re doing it the right way.

New York Daily News reports, “The mother and father of First Lady Melania Trump arrived Wednesday morning in Lower Manhattan for a hearing on their pending applications for U.S. citizenship.”

Melania’s parents are from Slovenia, the same country where the first lady was born.

The parents of U.S. first lady Melania Trump, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, await the start of the official arrival ceremony held by U.S. President Donald Trump and Mrs. Trump for French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque – HP1EE4O0ZFT3N

Viktor Knavs and Amalija Knavs, parents of U.S. first lady Melania Trump, exit 26 Federal Plaza with immigration attorney Michael Wildes following their immigration hearing in New York City, U.S., May 2, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid – RC1F1B8E1770

The Knavs, were already legal residents of the United States.

First Lady Melania Trump has told her immigration story before, saying, “I followed the law. I never thought to stay here without papers. I had [a] visa. I traveled every few months back to the country, to Slovenia, to stamp the visa. I came back. I applied for the green card. I applied for the citizenship later on, after many years of [holding a] green card.”

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