trump: The images struck her, as a mother, as a human being, according to Toronto Star. U.S. First Lady Melania Trump travelled to Texas to see first hand the condition and treatment that migrant children taken from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border are receiving from the federal government. She wanted to see everything for herself, Trump's spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham told reporters travelling with her. Following public outcry and criticism from members of his own party, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday to stop the separation of migrant children from their families, a practice the administration employed to deter illegal immigration at the border. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar accompanied the first lady on the trip. Chip Somodevilla / GETTY IMAGES Trump's itinerary includes visits to two sites in McAllen, Tex. a detention centre housing children separated from their parents and an intake facility for apprehended parents and children. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.