We must not let the voices of the families separated at the border be forgotten

Separated Children and Parents Deserve Fundamental Fairness

These children and families still need our help.

The legal rights of separated children

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Read separated children's stories and how you can help

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Learn about why children are fleeing and the laws to protect them:

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Together with our partners, we have helped thousands of children find a safe haven and freedom from fear, many for the first time in their young lives. Most are fleeing some of the most dangerous countries in the world.

+16,000

KIDS SERVED

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COUNTRIES

+25,000

ATTORNEYS TRAINED

Promoting the Protection of the Children

We ensure that no child appears in immigration court alone without high quality representation.

We advance laws, policies, and practices that support children’s protection and uphold their right to due process and fundamental fairness.

We encourage durable solutions to child migration that are grounded in the best interests of the child and ensure that no child is forced to migrate involuntarily.

How KIND does it

Legal Service

Ensure unaccompanied children in the immigration system are represented by high quality pro bono legal counsel

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Policy Education and Outreach

Advocate for laws, policies, and practices to support the protection of children who migrate alone

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International Programs

Enhance the protection of vulnerable children throughout the migration trajectory in countries of origin, transit, and destination

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Social Services

Safeguard the overall well-being of children by connecting and referring them to needed social services

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Legal Service

Ensure unaccompanied children in the immigration system are represented by high quality pro bono legal counsel

Learn More

Policy Education and Outreach

Advocate for laws, policies, and practices to support the protection of children who migrate alone

Learn More

International Programs

Enhance the protection of vulnerable children throughout the migration trajectory in countries of origin, transit, and destination

Learn More

Social Services

Safeguard the overall well-being of children by connecting and referring them to needed social services

Learn More

How You Can Help

Your help could mean the difference between a child who needs protection being sent back to his or her home country where his or her life may be in danger – and the child being able to stay in the United States to live in safety and freedom.

$50

Can provide a social service referral for mental health counseling

$100

Underwrites the training of 25 new pro bono attorneys

$250

Covers an extensive child interview and match with a volunteer attorney.

$500

Can provide violence prevention workshops for 10 at-risk-girls

Spread the Word

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Tell Secretary Nielsen: Stop Separating Families!

Video: Protecting Children Alone

Voices That Matter Most

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“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

Towns and Cities KIND Supports

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