Melania Trump makes surprise visit to migrant child facility in Texas

Rosalie Gross
June 21, 2018

"I am looking forward to seeing and meeting with the children", the first lady also said on Thursday.

Trump, appearing to cave to the global outrage and vast political pressure, signed an executive order on Wednesday ending his administration's controversial policy of forcibly separating immigrant families at the border with Mexico.

Trump told the Cabinet he had directed the departments of Justice, Homeland Security and Health and Human Services "to work together to keep illegal immigrant families together during the immigration process and to reunite these previously separated groups".

Mrs Trump, sitting with officials at a centre in McAllen, Texas, said: "How can I help these families reunite with their children as quickly as possible?" She famously wore stilettos to survey the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas last August.

On Sunday, the first lady issued a warning shot at her husband by issuing a statement saying that she "hates to see children separated from their families" and calling for governing "with heart".

It is, however, unusual for Melania Trump to wear low-priced clothes when on public business.

The order specifies that migrants entering the USA with children will not be kept together if there's a fear for the child's welfare. The mayors traveled to the Tornillo Port of Entry, where the Trump administration has erected a temporary tent city to house the influx of unaccompanied immigrant children.

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Trump reversed his tough stance on separating families after days of outrage over the policy from at home and overseas. "She supports family reunification".

The move is aimed at stopping the separation of children from their families amid a new policy where anyone caught crossing the border is charged criminally. She told children to "be kind and nice to each other" as she left for another classroom.

"It's a jacket", FLOTUS spokesperson Stephanie Grisham said.

He said: "Ivanka feels very strongly, my wife feels very strongly about it, I feel very strongly about it".

Mrs Trump, who often campaigns for the right of children, was a strong force behind her husband's policy U-turn.

The protest will go on despite Wednesday's decision by President Donald Trump to stop separating families at the U.S. -Mexico border. "She is worthless", another commented.

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