Some excerpts that speak for themselves:
"We're detaining them on immigration violations, and that is it," said ICE spokesman Manny Van Pelt.
The girls do not face criminal charges, said Robert Nardoza, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District in New York.
"It's an immigration case. It's not a case that we're prosecuting, and to my knowledge it's not with any prosecutor's office at this point," Nardoza said. "It's strictly an immigration matter."