In February, police recommended Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on charges of corruption and bribery.
The lawyers will be appointed as full-time special assistant U.S. attorneys for as long as six months.
At the current rate, family detention centers could be full after only eight days. And there are no plans to reunite those families that have already been separated.
"Sometimes I wake up and I can't breathe because of how dirty the house is," one of the children told a dispatcher in a 911 call played in court.
Analysis: For a president who loves to dig in when he's criticized, a stunning about-face.