Trump tells federal agencies to reunite families at border; Melania visits region

Lawrence Kim
June 22, 2018

First lady Melania Trump took a trip to the US-Mexico border on Thursday to tour an immigrant children's shelter, but her trip is getting attention not only for her action, but also for her wardrobe choice before and after the journey.

Mrs Trump was spotted in the jacket, which featured graffiti writing on the back with the words "I don't really care do u?", as she boarded a plane.

Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border on Thursday, visiting a migrant children's shelter as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over family separations.

FLOTUS' spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, has said, "It's a jacket". When she asked how often children are allowed to speak to their families, she was told children with verified families get a 10-minute phone conversation twice a week.

The US president also added that his wife, Melania Trump, has traveled to McAllen, Texas to visit a border detention facility where children are being held, Reuters reported.

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.

Since becoming first lady, Trump has said she wants to champion helping children, yet has been for the most part vague about how exactly she intends to accomplish her goal.

"It's a jacket", Grisham said.

Third-graders at a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents welcomed first lady Melania Trump with a large paper American flag they'd signed.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty ImagesTHE ROUNDTABLE " I want to thank you for your hard work, your compassion, and your kindness", the first lady told the medical staff and social workers on hand at the McAllen facility. On Wednesday, Trump made a rare retreat, signing an executive order that he said would end family separations as Congress prepared to consider legislation that would force a halt to the policy.

Despite Trump's executive order, a host of unanswered questions remain, including what will happens to the children who were already separated from their parents and where the government will house all the newly detained migrants, with the system already bursting at the seams.

"She's seen the images", Grisham told reporters. Many Mexican families have been highlighted in the news recently after being ripped away from their children due to Donald Trump's border policies.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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