Alex Azar said people saw the care and compassion with which separated children were treated.
“ICE doesn’t need to be abolished, it needs to be reformed,” a former senior official with the agency said.
"There is absolutely no justification for the government giving people a form that combines removal and reunification in any way," ACLU attorney Lee Gelernt said.
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?
At least eight people have been reportedly arrested as federal officers work to clear out the area around the ICE facility.
Seth Stodder, Barack Obama's assistant secretary of homeland security, sees multiple flaws in the border security practice.
Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing Stormy Daniels in her case against President Donald Trump, is wading into the immigration battle.
The recording was released amid a backlash over Trump's border policy.
The senator appears to have felt far less passionately about the issue in a letter to voters.
As many as 1,000 detainees will be taken to a prison in Victorville, California.
“Are we comfortable with the idea of calling and location data being trawled through for the purpose of hunting down people who might not really be guilty of anything more serious than wanting to come here and work?” a Cato Institute privacy and security expert asked.
The Southern Poverty Law Center has condemned the Center for Immigration Studies.
"What are they hiding about the conditions these innocent children are being held in?" Democratic Senator Jeff Merkley said.
Roxana Hernández is the sixth person to die in the custody of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency in fiscal year 2018.
Miramar's city commission recently passed a resolution demanding ICE stop the "alleged ill treatment" of people visiting the facility.
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf has said it is "not possible" that the proposed bill "could be legal."
"My guess is they're undocumented, so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them taken out of my country."
"I'm leaving for the right reasons—to spend more time with my wife and kids," Homan, the acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, said.