The White House is refusing to give away the details regarding the immigration status of first lady Melania Trump‘s parents.
The Washington Post confirmed that the first lady’s spokeswoman initially refused to give a statement about the matter.
“I don’t comment on her parents, as they live private lives and are not part of the administration,” explained Stephanie Grisham, spokeswoman for the first lady, according to the Post.
The Post gave several possibilities of options, including that the first lady’s parents are in the U.S. on IR-5 visas which means that they would legal permanent residents or they could be here on tourism visas and asked for extensions.
According to the Post, when it provided its list of possible options to Melania Trump’s spokeswoman, she stated that: “None of those options apply.”
“As we noted, we gave Grisham, the first lady’s spokeswoman, ample opportunity to explain the immigration status of the Knavses,” the Post wrote in a recent piece.
“It’s a mystery why the White House refuses to answer such a simple question, given the president’s high-profile demand to limit immigration.”
Melania Trump’s father, Viktor Knavs, was once a member of the Yugoslav Communist Party. Amilija Knavs, her mother, worked at a textile factory. According to the Post, the couple is now happily retired.
Previous reports have spurned much speculation about Melania Trump’s immigration story.
President Trump has focused on immigration as being a key factor in his political agenda.
He pushed throigh the immigration fight to Congress when his administration declared it was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows certain immigrations brought into the country illegally as children to work and go to school without fear of being deported.
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