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Should Melania Trump's parents be deported?

The Trump Administration loudly opposes "chain migration"—when an immigrant here in the U.S. sponsors other family members to come as well—yet the White House refuses to say whether Melania Trump, a Slovenian immigrant, sponsored her parents to come to the U.S. Some say the First Lady's parents would be deported under the new rules, and that if ICE is knocking down doors in sanctuary cities, the president should answer any questions about his family's immigration status. What do you think?

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Many say the term "chain migration" is being used to provoke xenophobia and bigotry. Most of us—including Donald Trump—wouldn't be here were it not for chain migration. Progressives say we need to call it "family reunification," and argue immigrants like Melania should be allowed to sponsor family members to join the U.S.

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But critics of the Trumps say Melania worked here illegally in the 90s, and that under the new rules that the president wants to take effect, she would be deported. If her parents are indeed here because she sponsored them, they would have to go too.

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Others see the entire dustup as a partisan attack on the First Lady.

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And still others don't want anyone deported, but think that we need to know Melania's parents immigration status if only to evoke more support for keeping families together. Her parents may not speak English or have any special skills or education, but they have a right to be here too.

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And many immigration reform advocates say we need to support family unification: it's not just the right thing to do, it's good for the country.

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