Melania Trump Returns to U.S.-Mexico Border Following Jacket Uproar

Melania Trump Returns to U.S.-Mexico Border Following Jacket Uproar

First lady Melania Trump talks with Rodolfo Karisch, chief patrol agent of the Tucson Sector Border Patrol, as she visits a U.S. Customs border and protection facility.

"She wanted to see everything for herself", her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said at the time.

It is her second trip to the border amid continued outrage over her husband's now-suspended policy of separating migrant children from their families when they cross the border illegally.

She made her first visit to the border on June 21, notoriously boarding her flight wearing a Zara jacket with the words "I really don't care, do u?".

Similar to her visit to Tucson, the first lady took part in a round table where she heard from officials at the Phoenix facility. However, there is still widespread confusion about how families will stay together and whether more than 2,000 kids who have been separated so far will be reunited with their parents.

The first lady wore a jacket with the message on the back "I really don't care, do u?"

Her spokeswoman declined to immediately release details about her planned stops on Thursday's trip.

ABC's Lauren Pearle and Justin Doom contributed reporting to this article.

USA first lady Melania Trump wore a green, hooded military jacket from the fast-fashion brand Zara that read "I really don't care, do u?" last week.

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The Syrian army moved to liberate rebel-held areas in the south after completely securing the capital Damascus. Most of the displaced headed south, to areas close to the Jordanian border, according to the Observatory.

Jeff Sessions was already under fire for his policy separating immigrant children from their parents when he was filmed joking about the children's plight at a speech to a conservative foundation this week, igniting widespread protest.

The unusual attention Melania Trump is paying to the issue indicates that it has become a priority for a first lady who has previously shown little interest in diving into the choppy waters of her husband's policies.

"It's a jacket. There was no hidden message", Grisham said at the time.

Grisham said the first lady "really wants to learn" about the border processes making news around the world.

Southwest Key is a nonprofit that runs 26 immigrant shelter facilities for children across Texas, Arizona and California.

The first lady visited another shelter for detained immigrants in McAllen, Texas, last week.

Anticipating a possible trip to Phoenix, protesters also gathered outside a Southwest Key facility in the city's west side.

"Migration is a human right".

The demonstration arrives after reports emerged of thousands of migrant children being separated from their families in recent months as a result of the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy implement last month.

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