First Lady Visits Detained Children at U.S. Border


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First Lady Melania Trump made an unannounced trip to the Texas border with Mexico just one day after President Trump signed an executive order keeping intact families who cross illegally over the border, according to Reuters.

Reuters are reporting Mrs. Trump visited children displaced by immigration policy where she toured the Upbring New Hope Children’s Center, which houses 55 children ranging in age from 12 to 17. Authorities told reporters six of the children at the facility were separated from their parents upon crossing the border.

“I’m glad I’m here and I’m looking forward to seeing and meeting children, but first of all let me begin to recognize each of you and thanking you for all that you do, for your heroic work that you do every day and what you do for those children,” Mrs. Trump told caregivers at the facility as she sat down alongside Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. “I’d also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible?”

“Ivanka feels very strongly, my wife feels very strongly about it, I feel very strongly about,” Reuters report the president as saying while signing the executive order reversing the separation policy. “I think anybody with a heart would feel very strongly about it. We don’t like to see families separated.”