A New York-immigration law firm attorney told the Post that there were only two likely ways that Melania Trump's parents could have obtained green cards: if she sponsored them, or their employers sponsored them, which is unlikely.
The Knavses are waiting to schedule their swearing-in ceremony, a person with knowledge of their immigration filings told the newspaper.
The first lady's parents' immigration history has been an open question for some time, but it has taken on greater salience in light of President Trump's demand that chain migration be eliminated in a deal to give amnesty to younger illegal immigrants.
Trump has made a hard-line stance on immigration part of his core electoral message.
The news, first confirmed by the Washington Post, prompted allegations of White House hypocrisy Wednesday.
Melania's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham previously told the paper: "I don't comment on her parents, as they live private lives and are not part of the administration".
President Donald Trump's in-laws likely obtained legal, permanent USA residence through a visa category that would be eliminated if the president's chain-migration termination proposal were passed into law.
He reiterated his stance in a February 6 tweet.
An immigration proposal by the Trump administration would limit family sponsorship to spouses and minor children of USA citizens, as well as reducing the maximum eligible age for a minor to 18 from 21.
"That would be the logical way to do it, the preferred way to do it and possibly the only way to do it under the facts that I know", Leopold said.
Viktor and Amalija Knavs, like their daughter, are from Slovenia. Amalija, 71, was a pattern maker at a textile factory.
Melania Trump came to the United States from Slovenia in 1996 for several modeling assignments, first on a visitor's visa and then a work permit.
"Chain migration" is a program where US citizens and permanent residents are allowed to sponsor close non-citizen family members for a green card.
The Knavses await a schedule for their swearing-in ceremony as legal permanent residents and are close to becoming USA citizens, people familiar with their status and immigration filings told the Post. Last week, the Senate defeated legislation offered by Sen.
Also unmentioned by the Washington Post is that Trump's push to end chain migration, which would reduce legal immigration levels to raise the wages of American workers, was supported by Civil Rights icon and Democrat congresswoman Barbara Jordan.
Residents stand out in the street following a 5.9-magnitude quake in Mexico City early on February 19, 2018. The quake woke residents of Mexico City , with many people running into the streets, Reuters reports.
Bayern president Uli Hoeness ruled out any talk of Bayern repeating its 2013 treble from Heynckes' previous stint. With a rested roster, Bayern will attempt to end Besiktas' Champions League run in the first leg.
This repurchase authorization allows the home improvement retailer to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Furthermore, it has price to sale ratio of 2.20 that signifies the value placed on each dollar of a firm's sales or incomes.
Kratom is widely available on the internet and is sold in some head shops, gas stations and corner grocery stores. The DEA wants to place kratom on a Schedule 1 list of illegal drugs, in the same category as heroin.
The rise of ASP (average sale price) to more than make up for disappointing volume appears to be helping out significantly. Samsung did not immediately respond to our request for comment and Nikkei's report did not cite specific sources.
As much fun as it is to do what Assassins do best, the world that acts as a stage for Bayek's adventures has its own allure. As you'd expect, new game plus lets you start fresh without loosing your character progression.
Mr Goodenough did not agree with suggestions by Labor and the Greens that the Prime Minister should reprimand Mr Christensen. Senator Hanson-Young said she received an abusive email shortly after she criticised Mr Christensen's post on social media.
It is the fourth time they will have met in a semi-final, the Czech winning all three previous encounters. Kvitova had reached the final by defeating Caroline Wozniacki 3-6, 7-6 (3), 7-5 in Saturday's semifinals.
This includes the 2013 championship and an appearance the previous year in the tournament semi-finals known as the 'Final Four'. WKYT will be live in Louisville this evening breaking down the NCAA sanctions and the impact it will have on the university.
Along with the software update, Nest is adding a new $5 / 5-day subscription plan to its Nest Aware video upload service. Alphabet owns Nest and earlier this month integrated the previously standalone unit into Google's hardware group.
The brawl soon ended with the president and his team following Chinese protocol and regular security procedure. John Kelly , a retired Marine general and the chief of staff, went to the aide's assistance.
The Vice President was due to meet Kim Jong Un's sister at the Winter Olympics, but the U.S. claims Pyongyang abruptly pulled out. He continued, saying North Korea had a "desire to whitewash their murderous regime with nice photo ops at the Olympics ".
Beacon Financial Group decreased its stake in Wal ( WMT ) by 18.96% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Finally, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. lifted its holdings in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 128.7% in the third quarter.
Students are being dismissed from class today. "Students who rode the bus can be picked up at the high school by their parents". The boy was rushed to a local hospital with a wound to his temple, but information on his condition is not yet available.
The investigation into the two men is centered on foreign lobbying work they did before they worked on Trump's campaign. Skadden's $12,000 fee for its 2012 report on Tymoshenko was modest, just below the amount that required public bidding.
Cattaraugus County: After two threats at the Chatauqua Lake School and Randolph Academy Union Free School District, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered state police to increase patrols around schools to protect against copycat shooting threats.
The European Commission document comes amid ongoing negotiations on future relations between the EU and the UK. We want to maintain your access to markets across Europe , and beyond. "We are a nation of innovators".
The mercenaries were apparently working for a private Russia-based military company called the Wagner Group. Was it local direction? "We'll work with obviously anyone who can answer that question". " Don't ask me.
Venezuela's government will launch the first sale of its commodity-linked cryptocurrency , the petro , on Tuesday. The " Petro " was released for pre-sale to invited investors at midnight on Tuesday February 20th.
In an ABC News exclusive interview , she explained that she was devastated and betrayed that he would seek revenge this way. It wouldn't be shocking to find out Chyna leaked the tape but upon the backlash, made a decision to be outraged by it.