Improving Protection and Treatment

KIND releases report on the fair and humane treatment for unaccompanied children

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Back to School

To help unaccompanied children focus on their education and start the school year off right, KIND is asking pro bono attorneys throughout the U.S. to take on a case through our “Back to School Campaign.”

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Unaccompanied children are children first and foremost and deserve the care and protection we give to all children. Join our campaign and share drawings by children referred to KIND who now have a chance to reclaim their childhoods

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Fareth Shares his Story

Fareth fled brutal gang violence in Honduras with his sister when he was only nine years old.

Learn more about his story here

Improving Protection and Treatment

Back to School


Fareth Shares his Story

Over 100,000 children came alone to the United States in the last two years.

More than 50 percent of these immigrant and refugee children do not have attorneys to represent them in their deportation proceedings. This humanitarian crisis of Central American children at our border remains 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


“When I was in the immigration center almost everyone was crying because they wanted their family to be with them” – Angela, El Salvador

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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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“It is truly inconceivable to expect a child to stand before a judge in a foreign country and to articulate in one minute or less why they face persecution or how they have been abused, abandoned, or neglected and how that trauma should garner them relief from deportation.” – Alexandra Hess, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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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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In Their Own Words

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