Democratic Senator Chris Murphy said that he "fought back tears" while touring immigration facilities, but he blamed the situation on the Trump administration.
"You can't help but notice that the administration changes, and there's a surge," the Louisiana senator said.
Mass amnesty with no increase in border security and the promise of less enforcement will have one side effect: unifying and galvanizing Republicans.
It's true most politicians don't change positions in direct exchange for funding. But enormous campaign donation from private prison companies don't help.
One six-year-old girl couldn't even recite her name, she only repeated "I'm scared" over and over again. Another young boy sobbed for an hour straight.
Decision on the International Organization for Migration's director general comes at a time when U.S. immigration practices face national and international scrutiny.
The task force will return migrant children in the agency's custody to their parents.
"Two staff grabbed me, and the doctor gave me the injection despite my objection and left me there on the bed," a child who was held at the facility said.
After years of waiting for immigration reform, reactions to the president's speech are all over the map.
Speaker John Boehner's bill was opposed by conservative Republicans as well as Democrats
A vast majority believe the children arriving on the border should be allowed to stay if it is unsafe for them to return to their home countries
As the governor moves to deploy National Guard troops, Texas Democrats fear a "militarization" of the border
"This is not compassion. This is the abrogation of the rule of law," tweeted Arizona state Representative Adam Kwasman about a bus full of kids on their way to camp
The charter flight from New Mexico to San Pedro Sula transported 17 Honduran women, as well as 12 girls and nine boys aged between 18 months and 15 years