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Number of Children Arriving at Border Higher Than Expected: White House

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Monday that the number of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border was higher than the Biden administration had anticipated. Psaki made the remarks at a briefing at which she was asked to clarify the administration’s position on maintaining a Trump-era refugee cap of 15,000 admissions until May […]

Child Safety Groups Urge Zuckerberg to Drop Plans for Instagram for Kids

A broad-based coalition of child safety advocates has sent a letter to Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, urging him to abandon plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under 13, saying it’s not the right fix for the problem of kids lying about their age to get on the platform and it would “put […]

Texas Bill Would Prohibit Parents From Allowing Children to Undergo Sex-Change Surgeries

A state senator in Texas has introduced a bill that would designate sex-change surgeries and hormone treatments for children under the age of 18 as child abuse in the Lone Star state. Senate Bill 1646 would prohibit parents from “administering or supplying, or consenting to or assisting in the administering or supplying of puberty suppression prescription drug or […]

SC Governor Blocks Biden Administration From Bringing Unaccompanied Children From Border

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster issued an executive order on Monday that prohibits the federal government from bringing unaccompanied children from the U.S.-Mexico border to South Carolina. McMaster issued the executive order in response to inquiries from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration of Children and Families about if the state had resources […]

3 children stabbed to death in Calif., mother detained

This undated image released by the Los Angeles Police Department shows Liliana Carrillo. (Los Angeles Police Department via AP) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 9:40 AM PT – Sunday, April 11, 2021 A California mother was arrested after her three young children were found stabbed to death in their apartment. On Saturday, police named 30-year-old Liliana Carrillo as […]

Biden Administration Opening Facilities in Michigan, Pennsylvania to House Illegal Immigrant Children

President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday announced plans to open facilities in Michigan and Pennsylvania as officials struggle to care for the surging number of illegal immigrant minors crossing into the United States from Mexico. The emergency sites in Albion and Erie will together have a potential capacity of 888 beds. Both are designated for […]

Rep. Jordan describes chaos at Texas federal facility holding unaccompanied migrant children

FILE – Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questions Postmaster General Louis DeJoy during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on the Postal Service on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Washington.(Tom Williams/Pool via AP) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 8:39 AM PT – Friday, April 9, 2021 More Republican lawmakers are commenting on the dire situation at […]

Iowa Gov. Reynolds declines federal request to house migrant children

FILE- In this Nov. 19, 2020, file photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during a news conference in Johnston, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 8:21 AM PT – Friday, April 9, 2021 The governor of Iowa has rejected a federal request to help bail out the Biden administration amid the crisis at the […]

Arkansas Becomes First State to Ban Gender Reassignment Surgeries in Children

Arkansas on Tuesday became the first state to outlaw gender reassignment surgeries and hormone treatments for children under the age of 18, after Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, vetoed the measure. The House voted 71-24 and Senate voted 25-8 on Tuesday to override his veto. The bill, known as House Bill 1570—or Arkansas SAFE (Save Adolescents […]

Calif. military base becomes third to house unaccompanied migrant children

Migrants are seen in a green area outside of a soft-sided detention center after they were taken into custody while trying to sneak into the U.S., Friday, March 19, 2021, in Donna, Texas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) OAN NewsroomUPDATED 7:25 PM PT – Saturday, April 3, 2021 The Defense Department approved a request for a central […]