Melania Trump Makes Surprise Visit To US-Mexican Border


Washington (June 22, 2018): United States first lady 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.

The unannounced visit by the first lady, who was also to travel to a border patrol processing center, came a day after President Donald Trump — in a stunning about-face — moved to end the practice of splitting immigrant families.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.

“I´m glad I´m here and I´m looking forward to seeing the children,” Melania Trump said at a roundtable discussion with social workers and government officials.

“I would also like to ask you how I can help these children to reunite with their families as quickly as possible.”The surprise trip “was 100 percent her idea,” Melania Trump´s spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told reporters travelling with her to Texas. “She wanted to see everything for herself.”

Despite Trump´s executive order on ending family separations, there was no immediate plan in place to reunite the more than 2,300 children already separated from their families.

In addition, Trump´s order would keep families together but in custody indefinitely while parents are prosecuted for entering the country illegally — a move that could lead to new legal battles for the administration.

Related News:

Trump Orders To End Family Separations At US Border

Melania ‘Hates To See’ Children Separated From Their Families

Originally Posted on Abbtak Tv


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.