Melania Trump makes surprise visit to US-Mexico border

Melania Trump makes surprise visit to US-Mexico border

First Lady Melania Trump is visiting Texas facilities where migrant children separated from their parents are being detained.

According to an administration official, of those 60, about six are children who have been recently separated from their parents. Their physical and mental states are immediately assessed, and they are given orientation.

Her spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said the first lady wasn't sending a message with the jacket.

First lady Melania Trump arrived unannounced in McAllen on Thursday morning to see for herself the conditions facing migrant children separated from parents under her husband's zero-tolerance policy.

She also thanked the medical staff and social workers for their "hard work", "compassion" and "kindness". She told children to "be kind and nice to each other" as she left for another classroom. The policy, which aims to bring criminal charges against anyone caught crossing the border illegally, has led to the separation of more than 2,000 immigrant children from their parents.

The text is inscribed in graffiti-like script on the back of the green parka, but what is she really trying to tell us?

"I would also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible".

"Forgive me for looking at this with a little bit of a skeptical eye", she said, struggling to find words.

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The US House of Representatives is due to vote on immigration reform bills today that would provide funding for President Donald Trump's border wall and address the issue of family separations.

She shrugged off the idea that Melania Trump embarked on the trip in hopes of prodding the president to shift his policies.

The executive order was an unusual reversal for Trump, who made cracking down on illegal immigration a key part of his presidential campaign.

The U.S. Conference of Mayors organized the trip, which was announced prior to Wednesday's executive order.

Grisham did not confirm where the jacket came from.

"The first lady landed in McAllen, Texas under a heavy downpour, her motorcade driving through deep water to the Upbring New Hope Children's Shelter, a federally-funded facility that houses around 60 children from Honduras and El Salvador, ages five to 17".

Mrs. Trump, whose focus as first lady is on child well-being, appears to have been among those pushing her husband to act.

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

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