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US first lady visits migrant children housed in Texas

Updated: 2018-06-22 10:32
US first lady Melania Trump visits the Lutheran Social Services of the South "Upbring New Hope Children's Center" as she visits the US-Mexico border area in McAllen Texas, US, June 21, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]

McALLEN — Melania Trump visited with migrant children Thursday during a brief stop at a Texas facility housing some of the youth separated from their parents as her husband's administration prosecutes adults who enter the US illegally from Mexico.

US first lady Melania Trump listens during a roundtable meeting at the Lutheran Social Services of the South "Upbring New Hope Children's Center" near the US-Mexico border in McAllen Texas, US, June 21, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]

The first lady, who has a 12-year-old son, smiled and laughed with the migrant children. "Be kind and nice to each other, OK," she said as she left one classroom at Upbring New Hope Children's Center and headed for another.

US first lady Melania Trump walks from her airplane to her motorcade wearing a Zara design jacket with the phrase "I Really Don't Care. Do U?" on the back as she returns to Washington from a visit to the US-Mexico border area in Texas at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, US, June 21, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]

The first lady said in a written statement after she returned to the White House that the visit had "impacted me greatly." She called on Congress to work together on immigration legislation that would benefit the children.

AP

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