Coming Together for Children Alone

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KIND has served over 7,600 children and trained more than 10,000 attorneys

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Every day thousands of children make the long journey to the United States alone. Help them in their search to safety.

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Angela’s story

After fleeing violence in El Salvador, Angela was reunited safely with family.

In Their Own Words

Coming Together for Children Alone

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Angela’s story

In 2014, nearly 68,000 children came alone to the United States.

More than 70 percent of these immigrant and refugee children do not have attorneys to represent them in their deportation proceedings. Last year’s humanitarian crisis of Central American children at our border is now a due process crisis in which thousands of children are at risk of being returned to great harm, even death.

 

Who we are

How We Do It

Legal Services

We provide pro bono attorneys to represent unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in their deportation proceedings, as well as legal screenings, and Know Your Rights presentations.

Public Education and Outreach

We work to change law, policy, and practice to ensure that unaccompanied children receive fair and appropriate treatment in the U.S. immigration system.

Regional Work

We help protect children’s rights and safety before, during, and after migration. KIND also helps children returning to their home reintegrate back into their community.

Our Work

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“My only escape was to come to the United States where I could be far away from the people who were hurting me and where I thought I would be safe.” – Norma, Central America

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“I wasn’t safe in my country, that’s why I left. I was trying to save my life. ” – Claudio, Central America

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“So much of our work as lawyers is recognizing what a privilege it is to have young people share these stories with us and to trust us with these moments where they hurt the most.” – Maureen Schad, KIND Fellow

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In Their Own Words

Refer a Child

We help children who have come to the U.S. without a parent or legal guardian in eight cities.


  • Baltimore, MD
  • Houston, TX
  • Boston, MA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Newark, NJ
  • Seattle, WA
  • New York City, NY
  • Washington, DC