Border focus shifts to 2,300 kids already taken from parents

Border focus shifts to 2,300 kids already taken from parents

The first lady met with officials and employees at the facility, where 55 children aged 12 to 17 are housed.

Trump retreated on his policy on Wednesday amid global fury over the separation of undocumented parents and children, saying he had been swayed by images of children who have been taken from parents while they are jailed and prosecuted for illegal border-crossing.

"She wants to see what's real", said the first lady's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told CNN during a 10-minute press briefing en route to Texas.

Trump has accused rival Democrats of causing the problems at the border, telling supporters that Democrats put "illegal immigrants before they put American citizens".

She asked program director Rogelio De La Cerda Jr. about the mental and physical state of the children when they arrive at the shelter.

Mrs Trump sat alongside Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar at a table at Upbring New Hope Children's Center and heard caregivers explain how the children are well treated.

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The US president also added that his wife, Melania Trump, has traveled to McAllen, Texas to visit a border detention facility where children are being held, Reuters reported. The executive order certainly is helping pave the way a little bit, but there's still a lot to be done'.

Governments from Central America and Mexico welcomed Mr. Trump's decision on Wednesday, but said they would remain vigilant to ensure the rights of their citizens were respected. To not separate the families, his administration released both children and parents trusting they would appear at the court hearing on their immigration cases. "This means that children and families will be detained together in jail still", Kolb said. "But when families with children breach our border, we should keep those families together whenever possible while our legal system fairly and promptly evaluates their status". "She wanted to see everything for herself".

Trump first spoke out against separation at the border on Sunday, saying that she "hates" seeing children taken away from their parents.

President Donald Trump's sudden executive action Wednesday on the border crisis stemmed some of the urgency for Congress to act.

The executive order will also not reunite the more than 2,000 children who were separated from their parents since the policy was implemented. The Republicans want security and insist on security for our country and we will have that.

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