A Personal Account of a Week Inside an Immigration Family Detention Center
By Deepali V. Lugani*
Then there are adults who brought their children with them. Again, our message to this group is simple: we will send you back. We are building additional space to detain these groups and hold them until their expedited removal orders are effectuated. Last week we opened a detention facility in Artesia, New Mexico for this purpose, and we are building more detention space quickly.
Statement by Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson before the Senate Committee on Appropriations. July 10, 2014.1