These are human lives and there is nothing about this that is a strategy, other than an electoral one," said the former Tallahassee mayor.
"To anyone out there who's working in this system, understand you abuse immigrants, you physically abuse immigrants, you sexually abuse immigrants, you fail to get them medical care that they need, you break the law of the United States of America and Donald Trump may be willing to look the other way, but President Elizabeth Warren will not."
"I think it's really important for us not to normalize the behavior of this president and this administration," freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar said.
Outside an ICE detention center in Aurora, Colorado, hundreds of protestors gathered during a demonstration, that resulted in a U.S. flag being brought down off the flag pole, and a Mexican flag raised in its place.
On Friday, Pence toured a Border Patrol processing center in McAllen, Texas, that a pool reporter described as squalid and unsanitary.
Yelling, crying and fainting were all part of a congressional hearing Friday on the Trump administration's former child separation policy and the current conditions at migrant detention facilities.
Representative Gerry Connolly made it no secret about his distaste and frustration for the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy and the current alleged inhumane conditions.
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.
The Honduran boy was only eight months old when he arrived in the U.S. with his father in May 2018.
"She wanted to be treated like a human being," Pressley said.
"ICE is telling us there's not enough beds, yet we know there are empty facilities," Escobar said on Friday morning.
"Americans need to keep in mind how difficult and dangerous these journeys are—yet, people are doing it anyway," said Mark Feierstein, who worked as a special assistant to the president and senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs under the Obama administration.
The sweeping plan proposes to eliminate abusive enforcement by decriminalizing migration and refocusing enforcement on serious criminal activity. It also promises to remake CBP and ICE "from top to bottom."
The tit-for-tat between Omar and Carlson first emerged Tuesday evening after the Fox News host, speaking about immigration, suggested the sitting member of Congress should not have been allowed into the United States.
"She's a living fire alarm, a warning to the rest of us that we better change our immigration system immediately, or else," Carlson said of the freshman Democrat.
"It's not true that people are being denied showers, that these children are being denied access to these facilities," Aaron Hull insisted.
"What we're going to do is I'm going to start showing some of these detention centers because — to the press — I want the press to go in and see them," Trump told reporters.
"All these people have their public whatever and their Twitter world," Pelosi said, referring to the four freshman lawmakers. "But they didn't have any following. They're four people and that's how many votes they got."
"This policy is placing vulnerable people in areas controlled by criminal organizations, which see migrants as a commodity and a source of income," said Maria Hernandez, of MSF Mexico.
"There's a lot of misinformation that we are not allowing people to brush their teeth. This is a toothbrush," Chief Patrol Agent of the Border Patrol's Tuscon Sector, Roy Villareal, says in a bid to debunk reports on facilities in another state.
"This is exactly what they wanted to happen. This is exactly what President Trump wanted to happen," said Texas Representative Diego Bernal.
"We are modest people who represent the dreams of the 11 million undocumented men, women and children who live and work in this country," the group of ex-staff wrote in a letter to Trump.
"They're the ones yelling the hardest that I'm not doing my job while at the same time keeping the resources I need to actually do my job," the agent said.
"Their very human dignity is under assault, and it's being done in our name," Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Cory Booker said.
The eight-year-old's stepfather, Salvatore Schachter, said the messages sent to his family became "increasingly personal, dark and dangerous."
"Think @JoaquinCastrotx needs to spend more time overseas w/ our troops bef he calls this inhumane," Ingraham tweeted.
"No amount of time spent in these facilities is safe for children," Sara Goza, the incoming president of the American Academy of Pediatrics, warned.
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.
He argued that legally, the "unaccompanied alien children" are not able to grant permission to be photographed or interviewed because they are minors.
"One of them described their treatment at the hands of officers as 'psychological warfare' - waking them at odd hours for no reason, calling them wh*res, etc.," Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter earlier this week.