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Unaccompanied Minors Housed by Feds Up 450 Percent After DACA

The number of unaccompanied migrant children housed by the federal government jumped by more than 450 percent following President Barack Obama’s implementation of the DACA program in 2012. Government programs provided shelter to about 8,000 per year prior to implementation. After, the numbers jumped exponentially to an average of more than 44,000 annually.

Unaccompanied minors in HHS shelter. (AP File Photo: Wilfredo Lee)

Allegations Planned Parenthood Lied to Congress over Baby Parts Scandal

The project leader of the pro-life group that exposed Planned Parenthood’s alleged profiting from the sale of aborted baby body parts says new evidence suggests the abortion chain and its partners may have lied to Congress about their revenues from the sales.

A demonstrator opposed to the Senate Republican health-care holds a sign that reads 'I Stand With Planned Parenthood' while marching near the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Several Senate Republicans began to question today whether their health-care bill should repeal a tax on …

Texas Shelters Overwhelmed with Influx of Migrant Children

Immigration shelters in Texas are being overwhelmed by the massive numbers of unaccompanied minors who crossed the border from Mexico in recent months. The influx of migrant children placed more than 5,000 minors into shelters, according to the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHS).

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Alyssa Milano to Trump: ‘Leave My Boobs Alone’

Actress and left-wing activist Alyssa Milano accused President Donald Trump of working to defeat women’s right to breastfeed by opposing a pro-breastfeeding resolution proposed at the United Nations.

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DHS Refuses to ‘Reunite’ Children with Adults Who Aren’t Their Parents

Three parents actually admitted they were not related to the children with whom they were ordered to be “reunited” when agents brought out DNA swabs to test parentage. Two others were proven to not be the parents when DNA tests were completed. Eight other purported parents will not be “reunited” with children due to failed criminal background checks that turned up serious convictions or child abuse.

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Planned Parenthood Sues to Keep Access to Young Children in Sex Ed

HHS also noted CDC’s report that, while teen sex and pregnancy rates are at record lows, sexually transmitted disease (STD) cases are at record highs. Consequently, the agency says sex education “should be centered on science in the promotion of optimal health outcomes.”

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DOJ Asks Court to Let Them Keep Border Crossing Families Together

The Department of Justice (DOJ), acting on President Donald Trump’s executive order seeking to keep parents charged with illegally crossing the U.S. border united with their children, asked the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Thursday to grant the government relief from 1997’s “Flores Settlement.”

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Migrant Boy Left to Die on Border After Parent’s Smuggler Abandons Him

Federal agents found a 6-year-old boy abandoned at the Arizona border with Mexico by a human smuggler arranged by his parents. Federal officials must decide what to do with a young boy whose parents placed him in a life-threatening situation to have him join them in the United States.

Cacti are seen near the metal fence along the border in Sonoyta, Sonora state, northern Mexico, between the Altar desert in Mexico and the Arizona desert in the United States, on March 27, 2017.

First Lady Points to New HHS Opioid Resources in ‘Be Best’ Spirit

First Lady Melania Trump emphasized protecting the “most vulnerable” on Monday, issuing a statement in support of new Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) information on accessing state help for treating babies born to opioid-addicted mothers.

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HHS Urged to Investigate Alleged Planned Parenthood Cover-Up of Child Abuse

A coalition of 56 members of Congress is calling upon the Department of Health and Human Services to investigate a pro-life group’s report that details Planned Parenthood’s alleged “decades-long history” of failing to report child abuse on behalf of young girls who schedule abortions at its clinics.

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