Protesters greeted first lady Melania Trump in Phoenix on Thursday with a giant balloon mocking her husband.
A group of protesters waited for the first lady to arrive at the facility with a balloon depicting President TrumpDonald TrumpTexas announces election audit in four counties after Trump demand Schumer sets Monday showdown on debt ceiling-government funding bill Pennsylvania AG sues to block GOP subpoenas in election probe MORE in a Ku Klux Klan outfit across the street from the Southwest Key migrant holding facility, according to local reporters.
About 30 protesters are waiting for Melania TrumpMelania TrumpFormer aide sees Melania Trump as 'the doomed French queen': book If another 9/11 happened in a divided 2021, could national unity be achieved again? Former Trump aide Stephanie Grisham planning book: report MORE across the street from a Southwest Key facility in west Phoenix. pic.twitter.com/APNHKcYh3Z— Matthew Casey (@MatthewCasey3) June 28, 2018
Southwest Key is a nonprofit that runs 26 immigrant shelter facilities for children across Texas, Arizona and California.
The first lady, who arrived in Tucson, Ariz., earlier Tuesday morning for her second visit to an immigrant holding facility in a week, made the stop at the Phoenix shelter for migrant children shortly after.
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.
The controversial policy sought to enforce its policy calling for the prosecution of all immigrants who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.
Trump signed an executive order last week allowing children to be detained alongside their parents or guardians after visuals and audio went viral showing crying migrant children being separated from their parents along the southern border, which sparked outrage across the U.S.