Jeff Sessions Eviscerated Online For His Family Separation Joke

Jeff Sessions Eviscerated Online For His Family Separation Joke

"She wanted to see everything for herself", her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, said at the time. Sarat said that if Melania Trump really cared about the children, she would listen to their families to learn why they are fleeing their homes to the U.S.

The do-over came a week after Mrs. Trump wore a jacket with a message on the back to and from the border town of McAllen, Texas that overshadowed her visit with officials and some migrant children.

U.S. first lady Melania Trump tours a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Facility in Tucson, Arizona, on June 28.

Castro said her group was pushing for the immediate reunification of separated families, for an end to Trump's immigration policies and for the abolishing of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency in charge of deportations.

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

The 48-year-old mother of one and former model, herself an immigrant from Slovenia, played her choice of clothes safe on Thursday, dressing monochrome in white trousers and a black top.

Protesters greeted first lady Melania Trump in Phoenix on Thursday with a giant balloon mocking her husband. Last week, her critics blasted her trip to visit immigrant children that the government had separated from their parents.

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.

The first lady's spokeswoman said it was just a jacket, with no hidden message, but interest in her baffling fashion choice was a distraction from the first lady's trip. "So this is something that our people encounter on a daily basis, is seeing children that are put in, and families, in very risky situations".

Police repeatedly warned several dozen demonstrators on Campbell Avenue to stay on the sidewalk as they gathered in front of the Southwest Key facility housing migrant children.

While most of the focus has been on President Trump over the course of the last three weeks, as Americans fight back against what they believe is an unjust policy of separating children from their parents along our southern border, Attorney General Jeff Sessions was actually the one who announced this policy.

Since April, more than 2,300 immigrant children have reportedly been separated from their parents after the Trump administration implemented a "zero tolerance" policy for illegal immigrants.

But the states say his order is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parents and children who have already been torn apart. The order poses logistical problems for the administration, and it was unclear how it would meet the deadline.

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