Ivanka Trump Faces Cries of 'What if It Were Your Children?' as Protesters Greet Her in Syracuse

First daughter Ivanka Trump got a less than warm reception when she visited a school in Syracuse, New York, for a roundtable discussion on education and workforce development on Monday.

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About 100 protesters came together outside the city's Central High School as her motorcade passed. Trump was greeted with yells of "Shame!" and "What about the children?" in reference to immigrant families being separated at the border as a result of President Donald Trump's "zero tolerance" immigration practice, according to Syracuse.com.

The protesters held signs including "No kids in cages," and "What if it were your children?" while one activist dressed up as the president with a "monster" sign around his neck.

About 100 protesters for @IvankaTrump in Syracuse 15 mins b4 event pic.twitter.com/VnCezhsnEZ

— Tim Knauss (@TimKnauss) July 9, 2018

Another photo shared on Twitter from the protest showed a familiar inflatable chicken with hair like Trump.

Ivanka Trump, who serves as a White House senior adviser, was in town to talk about workforce development and education programs at the school's technology institute. She was joined for the event by Republican Representative John Katko, of New York.

Outside, a retired city school teacher, Jim Doherty, said he has been tutoring many immigrant high school students and opined to Syracuse.com: "I think we need them as much as they need us."

President Trump has blamed Democrats in Congress for family separation, obscuring the fact that it was caused by his administration's practice mandating that adults caught crossing the border illegally would face immediate criminal prosecution.

Ivanka Trump, who early on championed herself as an advocate for women and children, has largely backed up her father's claim.

"Thank you @POTUS for taking critical action ending family separation at our border," she tweeted on June 20. "Congress must now act + find a lasting solution that is consistent with our shared values; the same values that so many come here seeking as they endeavor to create a better life for their families."

Monday was not the first time that the president's eldest daughter has received backlash for making a public appearance.

When the first daughter visited a hair salon in Des Moines, Iowa, in March, some customers attacked the business owner on Facebook and said they would no longer seek out services there. Parents also complained when she visited students at Norwalk Early College Academy in Connecticut late last year.