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Ensuring that no child appears in immigration court without high quality legal representation;
Advancing laws, policies, and practices that ensure children’s protection and uphold their right to due process and fundamental fairness; and
Promoting in countries of origin, transit, and destination durable solutions to child migration that are grounded in the best interests of the child and ensure that no child is forced to involuntarily migrate.
Your help could mean the difference between a child who needs protection being sent back to their home country where their life may be in danger – and the child being able to stay in the U.S. to live in safety and freedom.
We need to raise our collective voices to stop the Trump Administration’s injustice and cruelty against immigrant and refugee children and their families.
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No child should ever face immigration court alone. Learn more about KIND, who we are, and what we do to protect unaccompanied migrant and refugee children with our KIND Fact Sheet.Read More
KIND’s Blueprint for the protection of unaccompanied children provides guidance on how the U.S. government should uphold its responsibility to treat these children humanely and in accordance with the law and this country’s ideals. Their unique vulnerabilities require a legal and policy framework that provides enhanced procedural safeguards and protection mechanisms essential to helping unaccompanied […]Read More
Apprehensions of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border reached a 21-year high in April, and this week Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified about the border situation before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security. He reaffirmed the nation’s commitment to protecting unaccompanied children at the border and detailed steps the administration is taking to fulfill that promise.Read More
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) President Wendy Young had the following statement regarding the announcement that President Biden will sign today a Presidential Memorandum to expand access to legal representation and the courts:Read More