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Melania Trump touring ICE detention facilities in Arizona

Melania Trump touring ICE detention facilities in Arizona

"I'm here to help and support you and give my help, whatever I can, on behalf of children and the families", she added.

The Associated Press reported that for this flight Trump was wearing a black shirt and white slacks with no jacket.

Grisham said the first lady continues to discuss the situation with her husband, but did not elaborate.

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., said the bill would fund Trump's border wall, provide "real border security" and strengthen immigration enforcement inside the U.S. "There was so much anticipation about what she might wear - would she be sending another message?" fashion expert Brooke Jaffe told Inside Edition.

Mrs. Trump's office said in a statement that the jacket was in no way intended as symbolic or sending a message, but that claim was immediately undermined by a tweet from President Trump who reacted to the mounting criticism with a tweet. After federal officials began separating families in May and sending kids to shelters while their parents awaited prosecution, the public reacted with outrage.

Mrs. Trump's second visit to such a site in the week since President Donald Trump signed an executive order to end the practice of splitting up families at the U.S. -Mexico border.

Although the Trump administration has ended family separation at the border, there are still children who have yet to be reunited with their families. One popular figure to criticize the FLOTUS was the wife of Eddie Vedder, Jill, who got on stage at a Pearl Jam concert in Milan, Italy, with a jacket embroidered with the words on the back, "Yes, we all care, why don't you?" . "She told her staff she wanted to go, and we made that happen", Grisham said.




In Tucson, Trump immediately hopped into a vehicle and was driven to a local Customs and Border Patrol facility for a roundtable discussion with officials from the Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S. Marshals Service, plus a local rancher.

Protesters greeted first lady Melania Trump in Phoenix on Thursday with a giant balloon mocking her husband.

The president reversed the family separation policy last week but the re-unification of separated families remains an issue.

Tucson is about two hours from the US-Mexico border. She is expected to visit centers housing immigrants apprehended at the border.

During this visit. Melania visited a border patrol centre in Tuscon, Arizona, where immigrants are brought when they are first detained.

Early Thursday morning, there was already a police presence outside the shelter. "So this is something that our people encounter on a daily basis, is seeing children that are put in, and families, in very unsafe situations".

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