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    Twitter Slams Trump Over 'Chain Migration' as Melania's Parents Get Citizenship

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    Viktor and Amalija Knavs, the first lady’s parents, were officially sworn in as US citizens today in a Manhattan federal building. Both previously lived in a town of Sevnica, Slovenia, where Melania was born and raised until she moved to New York.

    Twitter exploded with outrage at the news that the parents of First Lady Melania Trump had been granted US citizenship amid a harsh immigration policy conducted by the US president. Many twitterians called the event evidence of Trump's hypocrisy, reminding POTUS about his previous criticism on chain migration.

    A lot of Twitter users suggested that the Knavs success at receiving US citizenship was largely dependent on their close ties to the US president.

    Some just joked and mocked the whole situation with Melania's parents' citizenship.

    Others were simply furious by what they called "Preferential Citizenship."

    Parents of US First Lady Melania Trump, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, were sworn in as US citizens on August 9, basically repeating a practice called "chain migration," when immigrants bring their parents and relatives to the US after obtaining citizenship themselves. This practice has been widely criticized by the US president, who is currently taking steps to limit it.

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