First lady returns to border state amid separation outcry

"There's a lot of parents in the border patrol and we really care for the children", Silva said. Grisham said the first lady is trying to learn about how her husband's strict immigration policy is playing out on the ground.

"Thank you for all your hard work that you do, and I know how risky and difficult your daily jobs are", Trump said at a briefing with border patrol and immigration enforcement officials and local ranchers.

The 15-year-old who has starred in Jane the Virgin and Iron Man 3, says she wore the jacket to show she cared about migrant children.

Numerous protesters were still upset about Melania's jacket choice during her visit to Texas a week ago. It had the words "I really don't care.

Do U?" while getting out of her auto at Andrews Air Force Base.

Melania Trump visits the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas. After federal officials began separating families in May and sending kids to shelters while their parents awaited prosecution, the public reacted with outrage.

The states, all led by Democratic attorneys general, joined Washington DC in the first legal challenge by states over the Trump administration's recent policy of splitting children from migrant families who may have crossed the border illegally. " The first lady didn't wear the jacket when she was with the children, and although her spokesperson said there was no "hidden message", President Trump claimed the jacket was an attempt to hit back at the media".

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In Tucson, Trump immediately hopped into a auto 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.

The initial trip took place the day after President Trump signed an executive order aimed at ending family separations.

One Border Patrol agent told the first lady that "as a mother it hurts to see the children".

Twenty-five protesters were taken into custody Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles in the USA state of California for denouncing Washington's immigration policy and separation practices.

At the Southwest Key facility, the first lady held another roundtable discussion with the organization's employees. When she actually met the children, she asked straightforward questions like "where are you from?" rather than "how are you feeling?"

However, Melania could visit a school in the United Kingdom as part of her "Be Best" campaign and talk about the danger of cyberbullying, a source familiar with the talks said.

A staffer at the facility said the children had been there, on average, 48 days.

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