If reporters just, you know, reported, then the news today would be that first lady Melania Trump’s parents are now officially United States citizens.
The “first in-laws,” Melania Trump’s parents are now naturalized US citizens. They took the oath today in New York. Their lawyer said the Knavs had no special treatment for completing the required steps. WH declined comment.
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) August 9, 2018
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 9, 2018
Melania Trump's parents become US citizens. https://t.co/JIyntjkDsN
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 9, 2018
NEW: Melania Trump sponsored her
parents for their green cards, a source with direct knowledge tells @mj_lee, a process that led to their gaining US citizenship today.
— Jeff Zeleny (@jeffzeleny) August 9, 2018
Of course, most news outlets can’t overlook the fact that President Trump has tweeted about ending chain migration — and they’re not wrong.
CHAIN MIGRATION cannot be allowed to be part of any legislation on Immigration!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
But it does help to have the first lady sponsor you, no doubt.
Asked if the Knavses (Melania's parents) obtained citizenship through family-based immigration, sometimes called 'chain migration,' their lawyer said, "I suppose. It's a dirty — a dirtier word."
In November, Trump tweeted, "CHAIN MIGRATION must end now!" https://t.co/PvoxdIUulC
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 9, 2018
— The Hill (@thehill) August 9, 2018
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) August 9, 2018
To be clear, Melania Trump sponsoring her parents is a method many, many Americans use to bring their family to the US. It just happens to be a practice that Melania's husband — the President — wants to do away with.
— MJ Lee (@mj_lee) August 9, 2018
To be honest, “chain migration” is among the least of our concerns when it comes to immigration — deal with illegal immigration first. And believe us — you won’t hear a report about the first lady’s parents today without those two words in it.
So chain migration is a thing.
— Jerry (@js_edit) August 9, 2018
— Ms. Connerish (@Connerish) August 9, 2018
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— Dan Schroeder (@fsa1996) August 9, 2018
I hope @realDonaldTrump doesn’t find out about this. He will deport them. Help keep it a secret by not retweeting.
— Deep State Steve (@SteveWasHereb4) August 9, 2018
Why can they chain migrate but @realDonaldTrump doesn’t want anyone else to?
— Mike (@Mty917) August 9, 2018
Me looking for the backlash from the right 🤭 pic.twitter.com/mOLYSxsdlH
— LawrenceOfArabia! (@AlmightyNessito) August 9, 2018
Who said chain migration is a problem?
— Jayant Moudgil (@moudgilj) August 9, 2018
Donald Trump did.
— Fusilly Jerry (@fusilly_jerry) August 9, 2018
Yeah, he kind of did. Often. But …
They’ve been living here for years on a green card. You must live here 5 years before applying for citizenship, which they did. Chain migration is a visa program that allows people to bring in extended family from another country. It’s not even the same thing. #democrats 🤦♀️
— Angie C 🇺🇸 (@genxgurl1) August 9, 2018
Can’t wait to watch liberals decide whether or not to oppose this or celebrate this and set themselves up with a conundrum…
— James Pugh (@jpughinreallife) August 9, 2018
Well, it’s two more Trump voters, so they can’t be happy about that.
In any case, we’re glad to have the first lady’s parents join us as U.S. citizens … welcome and congratulations.
Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Knav!
God bless you both.
God bless America
— Helen Rose (@Division1Yankee) August 9, 2018
That is awesome. Congratulations!!!!
— consertativefortrump (@consertativefo1) August 9, 2018
Thank you and legally. What a concept.
— Raul H. (@hernumone) August 9, 2018
Awesome and welcome! 💘
— DahliaSheraton (@DahliaSheraton) August 9, 2018
This is how it’s done people. Just like many of our great grandparents and grandparents who immigrated to this country, they are becoming US citizens.
— Patricia Brunner (@GmaPatB9) August 9, 2018
— Elizabeth S. Head (@etshead) August 9, 2018
Good for them. Welcome to United States ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
— DonaldEverettHamlin (@EverettHamli) August 9, 2018
God Bless immigration is good
— gwena (@2015gardener) August 9, 2018
Lying liars LIE! Sen. Chris Murphy gets called out with ATTITUDE for lying about the term 'chain migration' https://t.co/vWg4NBLD7q
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 29, 2018