"We have to pass humanitarian aid to take care of these children. That is the nation we are," McCaul said.
"When we were detained, America turned its back on us... There were no protests on our behalf," said Satsuki Ina, who was born in a Japanese-American internment camp.
"Having worked at Abu Ghraib prison after the scandal there, I can tell you that the conditions for those detained at our southern border is paradise in comparison," Retired U.S. Army Reserve Major Montgomery Granger said.
"Outsourcing its responsibility to physically hold these detainees does not absolve it of its obligation to properly care for them," U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette of Colorado said of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
"They followed the legal checklist by first presenting themselves at a point of entry, and this is how America is paying them back–with cruelty and disrespect for the law," said Southern Poverty Law Center Senior Supervising Attorney Luz Virginia Lopez.
The Trump administration appears to expect to take as many as 225,000 immigrant children into custody over the next five years.
"We got a perfect storm now because of broken laws," the Republican senator said.
JP Morgan and Wells Fargo divested from private prisons after a massive public pressure campaign. GEO Group is worried about what may come next.
The ruling means U.S. immigration authorities can arrest and detain immigrants years, even decades, after they are released from prison or jail.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen took issue with the use of the word "cages" to describe the detention facilities used for children.
"ICE is required to meet basic standards of care for minor noncitizens in its custody," a letter from three major immigration advocacy groups states. "It repeatedly has demonstrated an inability to do so."
"[We] call for their immediate release," said Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland.
"They are unwanted in Denmark and they must feel that," the country's integration minister has said.
The Office of Refugee Resettlement had 13,312 immigrant children in federal custody as of Wednesday.
The number of immigrant children held under federal custody in the U.S. has reportedly reached a record-high number of nearly 12,800.
Since his arrest seven days ago, Peter Biar Ajak has not received formal charges or any answer as to why he is being detained by South Sudan officials.
As many as 1,600 immigration detainees are being sent to federal prisons under a directive from the Trump administration.
The girl was helped sign a form noting she had been told to "maintain my distance" from her abuser.
The story of a Salvadoran woman and her 6-year-old son's stay at a U.S. detention center, as told to Newsweek reporter Jessica Kwong.
The lawsuit alleges cruel treatment, including administration of psychotropic drugs against their will.
Report shows that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement doesn't ensure "adequate oversight or systemic improvements" in immigration detention centers.
Needing detention space, ICE has used noncompetitive contracts called Intergovernmental Service Agreements to quickly bring beds online. But is the government failing to impose accountability standards on its sprawling immigrant-prison system?
"It's incredible, as young as 6 years old, somebody would leave him," the first lady said.
The agents detained the jogger and sent her to the DHS-operated Tacoma Northwest Detention Center more than 124 miles away
The military memo showed that the Navy was planning to spend millions of dollars on detention camps for migrants.
Iranian channel PressTV tweeted images of children caged in a Texas detention center, and Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the policy showed American "maliciousness."