Viktor and Amalija Knavs, the parents of First Lady Melania Trump, officially became U.S. citizens on Friday.
On CNN Friday, the immigration lawyer who represented them and their daughter fact-checked President Donald Trump’s talking points on family reunification.
Host Erin Burnett aired footage of Trump criticizing the program that brought his own in-laws to America.
“Chain migration is a disaster for this country. Chain migration is terrible. Chain migration is a killer. Chain migration, it’s horrible, it’s horrible,” President Trump said in the video. “The chain is like a disaster. You bring one person in, you end up with 32 people. You come in, and now you can bring your family. And then you can bring your mother and your father, you can bring your grandmother. We have to end chain migration. We have to end chain migration.”
Michael Wildes, the immigration lawyer who worked to get Melania Trump and her parents into the country, said Trump’s claims were inaccurate.
“Let me take off one hat as the First Lady’s immigration lawyer and her family and put on my own personal hat,” Wildes said. “It’s unconscionable to scare people. You cannot bring uncles. You can’t bring 32 people.”
This program is a wonderful thing, Wildes said.
“This whole notion of chain migration is a beautiful notion called family reunification,” he said. “Imagine that. People will work harder and love more and do more for America knowing that their loved ones, their immediate relatives, their parents, their children are here. But chain migration, no it’s called family reunification.”
Watch the video below via CNN.
Oklahoma police searching for man who shot Taco Bell employee in dispute over the drive-thru
Police are searching for a man who allegedly shot a Taco Bell employee early Saturday morning.
"The employee was shot in the leg after asking the customer to pull forward in the drive-thru," KFOR-TV reported Saturday. "The customer argued, but eventually pulled forward, and that’s when he pulled out a gun and shot the employee."
‘Not surprised at all that the president sides with the white nationalists’: Native American Congresswoman
One of the first two Native America women blasted President Donald Trump for siding with white nationalists on Saturday.
Following the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville in 2017, Trump claimed there were "fine people" on both sides when he defended the alt-Right and Neo-Nazi event.
Two years later, Trump has gone even further, blaming only the anti-fascist activists confronting far-right marching in Portland, Oregon in a way that reminds many of the invasion of Charlottesville.
Rep. Deb Haaland (D-NM) was asked about Trump's tweet by CNN's Ana Cabrera.
Dick Cheney raising money for Trump’s re-election — with White House staffers Ivanka and Jared: report
Former Vice President Dick Cheney is raising money for President Donald Trump's re-election at a fundraiser in a ritzy western resort town.
"Former vice president Richard B. Cheney and his daughter, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), are to appear at a lunch fundraiser Monday in support of President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee, according to an invitation to the event," The Washington Post reported Saturday. "The luncheon fundraiser in Jackson, Wyo., will feature White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, along with acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney as 'special guests,' according to the invitation, which was obtained by The Washington Post."