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Melania Trump visits migrant children at Texas detention centre

The first lady said earlier through her spokeswoman that she “hates” to see families separated at the border.

First Lady Melania Trump arrives to board a plane at Andrews Air Force Base
First Lady Melania Trump arrives to board a plane at Andrews Air Force Base
Image: Andrew Harnik/AP

MELANIA TRUMP HAS been visiting two Texas facilities housing some of the more than 2,300 migrant children sent by the US government after their families entered the country illegally.

The first lady’s visit to Upbring New Hope Children’s Centre 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.

Mrs Trump, whose focus is on children, may have helped encourage her husband to act.

The first lady said earlier through her spokeswoman that she “hates” to see families separated at the border.

A White House official followed up yesterday, saying Mrs Trump had been making her opinion known to the President that he needed to act to keep migrant families together.

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