"El Paso and our country are better than this," Democratic Representative Veronica Escobar said.
"These courts are already short-staffed trying to clean up from the government shutdown's mess. It's a perfect storm," said Ruby Powers, a Houston-based immigration attorney.
"They are not well. Their bodies are really weak, they can't talk, and they have been hospitalized, back and forth," a relative of two detainees told the Associated Press.
"Common sense should have told them this was not a good idea," immigration lawyer Greg Siskind said.
"She fled Honduras because here transgender people are discriminated against," Roxsana Hernandez's family has said. "She left with hopes of living a better life."
The Trump administration diverted nearly $10 million from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's budget to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
Former acting director of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, Thomas Homan, is set to be honored at a conference organized by ACT for America.
"It wasn't right—she didn't stop," the victim told Newsweek of the suspect's deportation. "There's consequences for your actions."
Most Americans do not want to see the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency abolished, despite growing calls for it to be dismantled, a new poll shows.
John Jacobs Olivas,43, was arrested on Wednesday morning by special agents from the FBI and ICE's Office of Professional Responsibility.
In March, U.S. immigration officers arrested 367 undocumented immigrants in a country-wide blitz, but many are not the "bad hombres" President Donald Trump said he was going to prioritize getting out of the country.