WATCH: Melania Trump’s Parents Are Now US Citizens

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Viktor and Amalija Knavs with their immigration attorney, Michael Wildes

Viktor and Amalija Knavs, the parents of First Lady Melania Trump, became US citizens today in a ceremony at 26 Federal Plaza in New York City. Their immigration lawyer, Michael Wildes, told reporters in front of the building that his clients had “traveled a wonderful journey” to become US citizens. But he insisted that the first in-laws, who are originally from Slovenia, were treated just like any other applicants for US citizenship. He said, “They have traveled a wonderful journey like most have, millions have in getting citizenship and waiting the appropriate amount of time. The application, the process, the interview was no different than anybody else’s other than security arrangements to facilitate today.”

You can watch the full video here.


Wildes Said America’s Doors Remain Open To “Beautiful People” Who Want to Be Citizens

Wildes, the couple’s immigration attorney, said that today was an example of immigration “going right.” He said that America’s doors “remain hinged open to beautiful people” like Viktor and Amalija Knavs.

Viktor, 73 and Amalija, 71 have been spotted in front of the federal building in New York before, as they go to the citizenship classes which are a requirement for everyone who applies to become a citizenship. Back in May, a Daily New reporter spotted the couple exiting 26 Federal Plaza. You can watch that clip here.

Viktor and Amalija Knavs became US citizens today, in a ceremony at 26 Federal Plaza in New York.

Viktor and Amalija Knavs became US citizens today, in a ceremony at 26 Federal Plaza in New York.

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