The sheriff said he didn't know where the immigrants were from.
Another apparently older girl adds: "I don't want to get separated from my dad".
First, there were the viral images of children being separated from their parents that highlighted the problem with the U.S. government's policy on illegal immigrants.
"I can go home with my auntie, at least", the girl said, proudly explaining that she memorized it.
Newly released audio from ProPublica has given an inside look at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility where migrant children are crying out for their parents after being separated from their families.
On Monday, ProPublica released a heart-breaking almost eight-minute audio recording of children crying and pleading at the U.S. -Mexico border moments after being stripped away from their parents' arms.
A recording from a children's detention facility shows what it sounds like in practice.
Agents initially thought the 4-year-old was younger, in part because she wasn't talking or communicating with anyone.
Trump faces bipartisan pressure to halt family separations
Anything short of that will get a pass from the White House, a point on which Trump has been exceedingly clear for months now. A powerful conservative group, Heritage Action, also came out strongly against the bill -urging GOP lawmakers to vote no.
Immigration detention facilities have come under scrutiny since the Trump administration unveiled its "zero tolerance" policy of prosecuting all adults who cross the border illegally - and separating any kids they bring with them as a result.
"She was just curled up in a little ball". "What we're missing is a conductor", a border patrol agent is heard joking through the children's cries.
More than 2,000 children stopped at the U.S. "I'm all alone.'" She also explained how gang members have taken over their native land. But she said that's hard to do since many children don't have anyone representing them in court.
On Tuesday, Trump was scheduled to meet with majority Republican congressmen about immigration legislation the House of Representatives expects to vote on later in the week. They have been separated into three wings: unaccompanied children, lone adults and parents with their children.
Multiple people inside the Suburban were ejected as the vehicle rolled, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Under the policy, Homeland Security officials refer cases of illegal entry into the US for prosecution.
U.S. politicians have called on Trump to end the process.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter called the children detained at the border "child actors", while a second, Laura Ingraham, called the USA detention facilities for the children "essentially summer camps".