- President Donald Trump's in-laws, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, are now United States citizens
- They became citizens of US through a family-based immigration programme called 'chain migration'
- President Trump had before now denounced the immigration programme and insisted that it was not acceptable
Despite his condemnation of 'chain migration', United States President Donald Trump's Slovenian in-laws have become US citizens through this family-based immigration programme on Thursday, August 9.
New York Times reports that President Trump had repeatedly and vehemently denounced the immigration programme in which American citizens can obtain residency for their relatives.
Briefly.co.za gathers that Trump's in-laws, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, became US citizens in a private ceremony in Manhattan by taking advantage of that same family-based immigration programme.
When their lawyer was asked whether his clients had obtained citizenship through the programme, Michael Wildes said: "I suppose."
Wildes said chain migration is a “dirtier” way of characterising what he called “a bedrock of our immigration process when it comes to family reunification."
Even as President Trump's in-laws were going through the process, he tweeted in November 2, 2017 that chain migration must end.
He said:"CHAIN MIGRATION must end now! Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil. NOT ACCEPTABLE!"
See his tweet below:
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