First Lady Melania Trump might be taking some heat. This following news her older sister Ines quietly became a legal permanent resident after President Donald Trump entered the White House. That is notable since the president railed against “chain migration.” As Trump previously argued it lets terrorists enter the country and “must end now.”
“Her efforts to keep her family close have succeeded. After her husband became president of the United States, her parents would join her as naturalized U.S. citizens. Without any public notice, her sister would also become a legal permanent resident,” journalist Mary Jordan claimed in The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump.
“What are the options for my sister?” Mrs. Trump reportedly inquired. Immigration lawyer Eric Bland told her it would be “relatively easy” to sponsor her parents, but could take over 20 years to gain permanent residence for her sister.
Jordan added, “When I asked [attorney Michael] Wildes about how long it would be until Melania’s sister is granted her U.S. citizenship, he told me that he couldn’t talk about client matters.”
Melania’s parents obtained U.S. citizenship through chain migration less than two years following her husband’s inauguration while “sponsored by their daughter and then once they had the green card, they then applied for citizenship when they were eligible.”
And Wildes expressed, “It stands for a bedrock of our immigration process when it comes to family reunification.” As well as, “The application, the process, the interview, was no different than anybody else’s, other than security arrangements to facilitate…”
The Washington Examiner reported:
In order to obtain citizenship, legal permanent residents are required to live in the U.S. continuously and hold their green cards for at least five years. Wildes said the couple had met the five year requirement.
President Trump had shared, “Some people come in, and they bring their whole family with them, who can be truly evil. NOT ACCEPTABLE!” Some people being the key words.