The first lady landed in Tucson earlier today to visit a border patrol facility, then traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, to visit a facility for illegal aliens.
At the Southwest Key migrant facility, Alexia Rodriguez, Southwest Key vice-president, welcomed the first lady, who greeted all in attendance warmly.
‘We have been around for 20 years and this is a licensed child-care facility,’ Rodriguez said. ‘The primary work we do here is to try to do a safe reunification.’
The first lady said: ‘It’s great to be here and I wanted to come here last week. I was in Texas and I saw the facility where children are. So I wanted to come here and see your facility and meet the children. I want to thank all of you … Let me know what I can do to help you.’
Behind the facility was a playground, a large yard, a pool and a basketball court.
Inside what appeared to be a classroom, teaching material about the solar system hung on the walls, as well as number charts and alphabet charts. On another wall, hung posters about ‘Plant Science.’