Melania Trump Visits Texas Border to Meet With Immigrant Kids

Melania Trump Visits Texas Border to Meet With Immigrant Kids

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio arrives to join a bipartisan delegation of mayors from across the country near a detention facility where children of migrants are being held, at the port of entry in Tornillo, Texas, June 21, 2018.

Directors told the first lady that children there are ages 12 and older and that most had arrived at the border without their parents.

" 'I'm headed down to Texas, ' " is what Grisham said the first lady told her husband, and "he was supportive".

"What is the objective of the House doing good immigration bills when you need 9 votes by Democrats in the Senate, and the Dems are only looking to Obstruct", Trump said in a tweet on Thursday as he renewed his call for a change in Senate rules to allow legislation to move with a simple majority. "I know you house children for a long-term basis".

Mayors from around the nation and across the political aisle converged on a border town Thursday morning to protest President Donald Trump's family separation policy. "We are all bothered by it".

Melania's visit comes just one day after her husband signed an executive order created to end the family-separation policy.

How can I help these families reunite with their children as quickly as possible?
She wants to see what's real.

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The first lady's visit comes one day after President Donald Trump signed an executive order to cease his own administration's separation practice that has caused wide-ranging criticism and consternation.

The visit - to two facilities used to house migrants on arrival and for longer periods - is being made as images of distraught children crying for their mothers and housed in barren cages was being broadcast worldwide.

The trip came together within the past 48 hours, Grisham said. They were transferred to a residential center near Dilley, Texas, where she was told that she and her family had a credible asylum claim, but that her sons would be taken to a shelter in NY while she remained in Texas.

"As with a many topics she will continue to give her husband her opinions", Grisham said.

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

Mrs. Trump sat alongside Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar at a table at Upbring New Hope Children's Center and heard caregivers explain how the children are well treated.

Following Melania Trump's discussion with the private contractor, The Daily Beast's Jackie Kucinich appeared taken aback by the deception.

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