Activists against immigration policies to protest in Nevada

Activists against immigration policies to protest in Nevada

Activists against immigration policies to protest in Nevada

"Zero Tolerance" is a policy US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in April, declaring that all immigrants apprehended while crossing the US-Mexico border illegally should be criminally prosecuted.

"She wants to see what's real", the first lady's spokeswoman Grisham told CNN during a briefing en route to Texas, explaining Melania's decision to visit.

Trump, a frequent viewer of cable television newscasts, had recognized the family separation issue was a growing political problem, White House sources said.

"If Michelle Obama had worn this jacket my head would have blown up on television", Meghan McCain offered, suggesting fellow Republicans should be "intellectually honest" about how they would have handled any other first lady displaying that message during a humanitarian crisis at the border.

In response to the whole situation, fashion brands have been firing back with their own versions of the jacket, though this time printed with a much more hopeful message.

Obama calls for end to the 'cruelty' of family separations
Perhaps more importantly, 70 per cent of women disapprove, according to a Quinnipiac University poll taken June 14-17. The UK and Canadian prime ministers, Theresa May and Justin Trudeau, both called it "wrong".

Mrs Trump sparked a firestorm of criticism over the $39 Zara khaki jacket with its daubed slogan which she wore to meet children who had been separated from their parents at a shelter in McAllen, Tx., Thursday.

"She supports family reunification", Ms Grisham added. Mr. Trump backed down on Wednesday, signing an executive order to keep families together in detention during immigration proceedings.

Mrs Trump visited the Upbring New Hope Children's Centre, housing a few dozen young migrants.

The fact sheet said the Trump administration has a process for how parents would be reunited with their children "for the purposes of removal", or deportation. Six of the children were separated from their families upon reaching the border, while the rest arrived unaccompanied.

First lady Melania Trump at border facility: "How long is the time that the max time that somebody spent here that they are reunited with their family?" She said some of the children waved at her and she told them, "You are not alone" in Spanish. "I also like to ask you how I can help to be sure these children reunite with their families as quickly as possible". The directive, though, did not apply to the more than 2,000 children being held by the Department of Health and Human Services.

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