"I felt my son is in the hands of a bad man," the mother told The Washington Post.
Seventy current and former employees are under investigation for "alleged inappropriate social media activity," according to the Customs and Border Protection agency.
On Friday, Pence toured a Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas, that a pool reporter described as squalid and unsanitary.
"ICE is telling us there's not enough beds, yet we know there are empty facilities," Escobar said on Friday morning.
"The bottom line is the Agency may bring discipline against an employee who posts offensive messages on a social media page where there is nexus to the Agency workplace," an official wrote.
The migrant was clearly upset by the incident, said the agent in his email. But hen the agent reported the incident to a senior official in charge of the center, no action was taken, he said.
President Donald Trump on Friday said that he thinks Border Patrol does "a great job" operating its facilities on the U.S.-Mexico border.
Investigations are underway after a Facebook page with CBP staff making crude comments about migrants was discovered. Still, the top Senate Democrat says that it won't be enough.
Trump supporters seeking to normalize concentration camps have no mandate to get offended on our behalf when the obvious comparison is made.
"Right now, what we have is a system that's breaking down, and when that happens it is ultimately the kids who are hurt the most," said Democratic Representative Diana DeGette of Colorado.
Foul play is not suspected for the service member found near the Arizona town of Ajo on Sunday.
Border Patrol agents found the bodies of two infants, a toddler and a 20-year-old woman, according to local law enforcement in Hidalgo County.
Documents obtained by Newsweek show the number of single, adult migrants in U.S. custody has grown every week by 1,000 along the U.S.-Mexico border.
U.S. Border Patrol agents in El Paso, Texas, apprehended more than 2,200 migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border on Monday.
Defense Department documents obtained by Newsweek show U.S. Northern Command sent an urgent request for additional U.S. forces.
"Mark is a true believer and American Patriot. He will do a great job!" Trump wrote on Twitter.
The report does suggest that violence from Mexican cartels against Defense Department personnel working on the southwest border could increase.
The agency has struggled to meet new hire demands as discontented agents continue to quit.
The decision to move asylum seekers to tent shelters comes as the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency warns that it has reached its "breaking point."
The 28-year-old woman, who was driving a Chevy sedan, ran into an immigration checkpoint near Amado, Arizona on Thursday afternoon while carrying two illegal immigrants in the back of her trunk.
At least 186 people between the ages of 13 and 66 have reportedly contracted the virus at Texas immigration detention centers.
"The reason I asked you for your ID is because I came in here and I saw that you guys are speaking Spanish," the agent says in footage of the incident.
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham sought to widen Washington's divide during a Sunday rant against the "radical left" who refuse to bill American taxpayers about $5.7 billion for President Donald Trump's border wall.
Over 54,000 U.S. Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection agents will continue working without pay until the government shutdown ends, Democratic Representative Henry Cuellar, of Texas, said.
"Border Patrol agents took every possible step to save the child's life," Customs and Border Protection spokesperson Andrew Meehan said.
Police said that one woman and two men were killed when the vehicle lost control and rolled over in a sparsely populated area about 60 miles east of San Diego.
Critics question timing of exercise taking place in Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke's hometown.
Mexican and U.S. law enforcement agencies discovered a highly sophisticated underground tunnel—featuring a rail system and solar-powered lighting—running underneath the border between Mexico and California.
The enforcement of the White House's family separation policy was "poorly coordinated," the Department of Homeland Security's watchdog has said.