"We won't sit back and allow the decades long bipartisan attack on immigrants to continue," Cata Santiago, a spokesperson for Cosecha Movement, said in a press release.
Acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan pleaded for more funding at the border, but Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib called it a "broken" system.
Defense Department documents obtained by Newsweek show U.S. Northern Command sent an urgent request for additional U.S. forces.
"It's intentional. It's a policy choice being made by this administration, and it's cruel and inhumane," said Representative Lauren Underwood, an Illinois Democrat.
"When you start preaching 'open borders,' 'we won't detain you,' that's when more people come and that's when we're going to lose the border," Tom Homan said.
Carlos Gregorio Hernandez Vasquez, 16, was found unresponsive on Monday during a welfare check at the Weslaco, Texas, Border Patrol Station.
"We do have a crisis at the border, but it's a refugee crisis. Not a crisis of illegal crossings," the former senior DHS official said.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is struggling to manage the wave of migrants arriving and being detained at the border with Mexico.
The report does suggest that violence from Mexican cartels against Defense Department personnel working on the southwest border could increase.
The White House has said that the senior policy adviser to Trump is "absolutely immune" from congressional testimony.
Released by the Department of Homeland Security, the report suggested measures to address the recent "large-scale influx" of families arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Defense Department documents obtained by Newsweek show a troop surge at the southwest border, a request made by the White House amid President Donald Trump's renewed push to stem the flow of undocumented immigrants.
"The fact that he still has influence on policy and political appointments is an outrage," the congresswoman tweeted.
The Fox News Monday morning crew said Nielsen was tasked with an "impossible" and "thankless" job.
Grady reportedly has no intention of stepping aside for Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan to become acting secretary.
Nielsen told Fox News' Tucker Carlson that every option was on the table to stop illegal immigration into the U.S.
Detainees were forced to sleep on the dirt outside in 37-degree temperatures with only thin sheets, the ACLU said in a complaint filed with the Department of Homeland Security.
Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen took issue with the use of the word "cages" to describe the detention facilities used for children.
A Miami University student in Ohio reports being the latest victim of nationwide extortion scams in which international students are threatened with deportation if they don't transfer thousands of dollars to illicit solicitors.
"Such caravans are the result of Congress's inexcusable failure to fully fund a needed physical barrier," DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said.
An internal Customs and Border Patrol report from February 2018 showed that all eight steel and concrete prototypes built under the president's direction could be breached.
"Thank God that wall wasn't there, and thank God there wasn't an administration like this or [Jesus] would too have perished," said Representative Luis Gutiérrez.
"DHS is committed to building wall and building wall quickly. We are not replacing short, outdated and ineffective wall with similar wall. Instead, under this President we are building a wall that is 30-feet high."
"I cite as an example the use of 'catch of the day,' which is appropriate for fish, or substances interdicted, but not in reference to people."
Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Tyler Houlton said citizens of countries outside Central America, including the Middle East, were "currently traveling through Mexico toward the U.S." but cited no proof.
The agents detained the jogger and sent her to the DHS-operated Tacoma Northwest Detention Center more than 124 miles away