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First Lady Plans Another Border Trip

Melania Trump was 'moved by what she saw in Texas'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 26, 2018 6:54 PM CDT
In this June 21, 2018, photo, first lady Melania Trump visits the Upbring New Hope Children Center run by the Lutheran Social Services of the South in McAllen, Texas. She is planning another visit to...   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(Newser) – Melania Trump is planning another visit to immigration centers housing migrants who have been apprehended at the US-Mexico border, the AP reports. The first lady's spokeswoman wouldn't say where she plans to go, but did tell CNN the trip would happen this week. "The first lady is moved by what she is hearing, and what she saw in Texas, and she wants to again see and listen for herself what is happening in these places," her rep says. Mrs. Trump traveled to the border town of McAllen, Texas, last Thursday to meet with law enforcement and social services providers and tour a nonprofit center housing children who were detained under her husband's policy of prosecuting all illegal border-crossers. She also met with children at the center, but a stop at a Customs and Border Protection facility was scrapped because of heavy rain and flooding. (But the trip was overshadowed by the jacket she wore to and from Texas.)

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