The first lady, 48, made headlines when she sported a Zara jacket with the message, "I Really Don't Care, Do U?' written on the back in bold white letters while en route to meet with the children in Texas on Thursday, June 21".
The jacket was discarded before her visit of the facility, during which she was dressed in white jeans, a khaki shirt, and white Stan Smith sneakers.
Just as the controversy over her husband's immigration policies had begun to cool off, first lady Melania Trump touched off a new backlash.
During discussions with social workers, the first lady learned that the kids might not reunite with their parents for 42 to 45 days, and some are only able to speak to their families twice a week, according to shelter representatives who briefed her this morning.
The document was an executive order ending the practice of separating families at the United States border. On the wall, was a handpainted American flag signed by the children. Grisham underscored that message with a tweet and the hashtags #SheCares and #ItsJustAJacket.
Melania Trump went to Texas to show she cared about migrant children.
Mrs. Trump, whose focus as first lady is on child well-being, appears to have been among those pushing him to act.
She is pictured wearing the coat while getting out of her vehicle at Andrews Air Force Base but the jacket was removed and not seen again once she disembarked in Texas.
Trump's visit to McAllen, Texas, came amid the firestorm over President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration policy that has led to children being separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border. We don't like to see families separated.
And, on Wednesday, she did the same, ditching the army green Zara jacket for a neutral buttoned-down look when she arrived at the Upbring New Hope Children's Center in McAllen, Texas. She also said the first lady's visit with the children in Texas "impacted @flotus greatly".
The first lady's spokesperson Stephanie Grisham attempted to dismissed any notion of a hidden message.
In a filing in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, the Justice Department asked a judge to modify a 1997 settlement that has been interpreted as setting a 20-day limit on detaining children who entered the country illegally, regardless of whether they entered with a parent.
And one wonderful person turned the social media frenzy around the jacket into an opportunity to raise awareness for people in need.