The First lady, Melania Trump visits the child detention center in Texas

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The First Lady, Melania Trump, attends a child detention center in Texas.

The First lady, Melania Trump on Thursday visited a child detention center in Texas, is home to minors, which ended in the country illegally — in the Wake of her husband’s executive order, the practice of separation of families.

Mrs Trump visited the Upbring of New Hope Children’s Center after you were reported, a power to act of the President, in the Wake of a days-long controversy over the impact of the Department of Justice’s “zero tolerance policy”.

The first lady said before, by her spokesperson, that she “hates” to see families separated at the border.

“We all know that they are here without their families, and I want to thank you for your hard work, compassion, and kindness that they give you in these difficult times,” Mrs. Trump, a roundtable of workers at the Texas said center,

President Trump, meanwhile, said at a Cabinet meeting in Washington, that his wife was at the border “, because it really bothered her to look at this and see how it disturbed me, and it bothered everyone at this table.”

The President, however, continued to emphasize the importance of security of borders. “Go through Mexico, as it is the Central Park. It’s ridiculous,” he said. “Mexico is nothing to do, except take our money and send us medicine.”

But in the last two days have seen the trump administration, and the Republicans are trying in Congress, there is a balance in their approach to cross-border law enforcement.

Workers in Texas, the first lady said on Thursday that the centre deals mainly with unaccompanied minors, in contrast to those separated from their families, at the border. It is said to be the average time for a child reunited to members of their families between 42 and 45 days.

Facility officials said there are 55 children in the system were most in the age group of 12-17, although they are licensed to children as young as 6. In cases where the children do not go to a house to assess the legal services and you will receive the refugee status.

Her office said in a statement on Thursday: “their goals, the support to thank law enforcement and social services providers for their hard work, and hear how the administration can unite building on already existing efforts for children with their families.”

Trump under the executive order, signed on to say on Wednesday that parents and children should be kept together, although the “zero-tolerance” policy remains in place. Democrats have expressed concern that this could lead to the indefinite detention of families. You also have the Trump management, to ensure that currently, separated children are reunited with their parents as soon as possible.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Adam Shaw is a political Reporter and occasional opinion writer for He can be reached here or on Twitter: @AdamShawNY.

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