First Lady Melania Trump Makes Trip To Visit Border Detention Facilities

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to visit Texas detention center, condemn family separation

LA Mayor Eric Garcetti to visit Texas detention center, condemn family separation

First lady Melania Trump on Thursday visited unaccompanied migrant children in a shelter in McAllen, Texas, a sign of goodwill and compassion even as her husband refuses to address the thousands of families already separated as a result of his "zero tolerance" prosecution policy.

As the first lady boarded her plane from Andrews Air Force Base, she wore an olive green jacket.

She is pictured wearing the coat while getting out of her vehicle at Andrews Air Force Base but the jacket was removed and not seen again once she disembarked in Texas.

The first lady will "take part in briefings and tours at a nonprofit social services center for children who have entered the United States illegally and a customs and border patrol processing center", her communications director said in a statement. "There was no hidden message".

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

"She wants to see what's happening for herself and she wants to lend her support, executive order or not", Grisham said.

The first lady encouraged a swift legislative solution, yet she also advocated for the President to act alone to sign an executive order to immediately halt the division of families.

Children at the facility welcomed Trump with a large paper American flag they'd signed.

When contacted for comment, spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said in an email: "It's a jacket".

The first lady intends to inform the President on what she sees.

"She wants to see these children and she wants to help children".

Grisham said that the first lady had the full backing of her husband. "We have no choice", he said.

The students are among 58 at the Upbring New Hope Children's Center, where Mrs. Trump made a surprise visit Thursday.

"Congress has the authority and the responsibility to make the law of the land and to fix the immigration system", Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told a security forum on Capitol Hill.

Mrs Trump's husband credited her and his daughter Ivanka for persuading him to end the separation of children from parents who had entered the USA illegally.

The lawsuit - believed to be the first to challenge the administration's policy to criminally prosecute all adults suspected of illegally crossing the U.S-Mexico border - adds to the legal woes facing the Trump administration over its immigration policies.

"I like to dream that Melania chooses her ensembles just to piss off liberals", reads one representative tweet following the stiletto backlash.

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