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.
A CNN panel on Thursday suggested that First Lady Melania Trump's visit to a center housing child immigrants was meant to whitewash President Donald Trump's policy of separating parents and children. The high in the District on Friday, the first day of summer, was 86 degrees.
However, The Daily Mail then noticed that, as the first lady was boarding the plane, she was wearing a green jacket sold at Zara.
"The number of aliens illegally crossing with children between our ports of entry went from 14,000 to 75,000 - that's a five-fold increase - in just the last four years".
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Johnson's critique of the policy comes as Democratic and Republican lawmakers demand the Trump administration stop the policy. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen addresses the controversial policy of separating families at the border.
And over the weekend, the Flotus" spokesman said she wished to see the crisis tackled "with heart', suggesting she was not in favour of the enforced separation. He says staff have "a tremendous passion for working with these children" and the center is "their home". "Children at New Hope are surrounded by professional staff 24/7, which encourages their personal and academic development and empowers them with skills and resources to take the next steps toward productive lives once their legal cases are resolved".
Mrs. Trump, whose focus is on children, may have helped encourage her husband to act. Still: Melania must have known where she was going when she put on the jacket and boarded the plane. Plans for a visit to a second facility where children housed in cages were seen by The Associated Press last week were canceled because of flooding. "She was on top of the situation before any of that came out", Grisham said. Trump had previously claimed it was up to Congress to fix the issue.
Despite the president's order, Schey said he was concerned that several thousand children have already been separated from their parents "without the Trump administration having any effective procedures in place to reunite children with their parents, many of whom have already been deported".
When HuffPost asked Trump publicist Stephanie Grisham of the outfit, Grisham said: "I'd hope you guys would want to cover her visit with children today".