Alex Azar said people saw the care and compassion with which separated children were treated.
As Donald Trump attempts to address a controversial border separation policy, Iran faces its own crisis at home.
Iranian channel PressTV tweeted images of children caged in a Texas detention center, and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the policy showed American "maliciousness."
"I think this is the president...instituting a policy or fulfilling a pledge that he made to be tough on the border and to enforce our immigration laws."
Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's Washington, D.C., rabbi, Levi Shemtov, has weighed in on President Donald Trump's policy of separating children from their parents at the southern border.
"What I want is to be back with my son," says Beata Mariana de Jesus Mejia-Mejia, who has not seen her son in more than a month, and doesn't know where he is.
Governor Andrew Cuomo said government is violating the constitutional rights of immigrant children with controversial policy.