But her message was obliterated by a controversy over what appeared to be words emblazoned on the jacket she wore as she boarded the plane for takeoff at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland: "I REALLY DON'T CARE, DO U?"
First lady Melania Trump touched down in McAllen, Texas, Thursday making a publicly unannounced and hastily planned trip to get a first-hand look at the crisis affecting immigrant families at the United States border.
This is now a very sensitive topic to many Americans and the fact that Melania wore this jacket to meet with those immigrant children who have been separated from their parents, due to Donald Trump's policies, is very offensive.
Trump changed into a different jacket before her plane landed in McAllen, Texas.
While the jacket is now unavailable, the military-style coat originally retailed for AU$53 in Zara.
Then there's the most obvious and widespread interpretation: that it was a message to migrant families and people who support their plight. She thinks that it's important that children stay with their families'. The Trump administration came under widespread criticism over the separations, which it said were necessary under the existing laws barring the jailing of children. While she may not troll the media in the same way as her husband does, she knows how to dress to get a reaction.More news: European firms say China business 'more difficult'
In her statement, the first lady described the children she met Thursday as "in good spirits" and "eager to learn".
And over the weekend, the Flotus" spokesman said she wished to see the crisis tackled "with heart', suggesting she was not in favour of the enforced separation.
"As with a many topics she will continue to give her husband her opinions", Grisham said.
Melania broke her silence on the detentions which have seen immigrant children separated from their families earlier this week.
But Trump's fashion has often played a leading role during her tenure as first lady.
"We're honored to show you our shelter", Senske told Trump.
So maybe this was a way of telling her husband: "I really don't care" about how much you want to crack down on the borders; this isn't fair to children.