Trump’s Grandparents Came to America
The current U.S. President Donald Trump is proposing some aggressive immigrant regulations that will deter people from coming into the U.S. illegally. From building a wall to proposing a bill that would favor to English speaking immigrants when moving to the United States, the president, and his team seems to be very dedicated in controlling who comes into the country and how.
However, Friedrich Trump, Donald Trump's grandfather despite efforts to conceal his real ancestry claiming he was a Swedish, was a beneficiary of the immigrant laws of the U.S. He came into the country from a war-ravaged Germany and started working as a barber before moving to the northwest where he made his fortune operating boarding houses and boom-town restaurants in Seattle.
He moved back to Germany and got married but was not able to stay long. The German military found out that he had run away to avoid his duties in the military service and he lost his Bavarian citizenship. He and his family returned to the U.S.
According to the new administration, the act of Trump's grandfather being able to bring his family into the United States is what today they are referring to as “extended-family chain migration” which is aimed at making it impossible for U.S citizens to bring in their parents or siblings that have attained adulthood into the U.S.
From claiming that he had Swedish roots, Trump later recognized his German descent and even went as far as saying that he was a proud German-American but it is not clear if he has corrected the records about claims of being Swedish.
It is said that the Trump grandfather did not speak German while in the U.S and did not teach it to his children. This was because he did not want to insult the Jews who were his primary customers.