McALLEN (AP) — Melania Trump is visiting two Texas facilities housing some of the more than 2,300 migrant children sent by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.
The first lady’s visit to Upbring New Hope Children’s Center on Thursday comes after President Donald Trump signed an executive order halting the practice of separating families. However, his policy of criminally prosecuting illegal border-crossers remains.READ MORE: Appeals Court Ruling Keeps Abortion Ban In Place In Texas
Mrs. Trump, whose focus is on children, may have helped encourage her husband to act.READ MORE: Amtrak Train From Fort Worth Crashes In Oklahoma, Four Hurt
The first lady said earlier through her spokeswoman that she “hates” to see families separated at the border. A White House official followed up Wednesday, saying Mrs. Trump had been making her opinion known to the president that he needed to act to keep migrant families together.MORE NEWS: Critical Race Theory Law Could Be Behind Latest Southlake Racism Controversy