(PartiallyPolitics.com) – At a recent Naturalization Ceremony held at the National Archives, former first lady Melania Trump shared her insights, emphasizing the rigorous journey to U.S. citizenship. She expressed her deep sense of pride and belonging upon taking the United States Oath of Allegiance, a pivotal step for every immigrant in becoming an American citizen. Trump described this moment as the dawn of certainty for her, lifting the uncertainties about her future in the United States.
During her address to 25 new citizens in Washington, D.C., Trump reflected on her own immigration experience. Originally from Slovenia, she relocated to New York City in 1996, with the aspiration of making America her permanent home. She acknowledged the complexities of the immigration process, which she experienced firsthand in her pursuit of a worker visa.
Trump shared that navigating the immigration system was eye-opening, exposing her to the difficulties faced by those seeking U.S. citizenship. She admitted to not being a legal expert but was grateful for the legal advice she received. In 2001, Trump obtained a green card through the EB-1 program, often referred to as the “Einstein visa,” which is reserved for individuals of extraordinary ability. She became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2006, followed by her parents in 2018.
In her speech, standing near the Declaration of Independence, Trump commended the new citizens. She highlighted that American citizenship entails responsibilities such as engaging in the democratic process, protecting freedoms, setting positive examples, and contributing to society. She described this transformation as a significant, sometimes challenging journey requiring time, determination, and strength.
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