Embracing Child Protection

Priorities to Support the Safety and Well-being of Unaccompanied and Separated Children Globally

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KIND Senior Attorney Lauren Sullivan discusses the importance of her client, Jacky's, U.S. citizenship.

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Families Forcibly Separated at the U.S. Border can Reunify in the U.S.

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Our Mission & Vision

A world in which children’s rights and well-being are protected as they migrate alone in search of safety.

We will achieve our vision by:

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.

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KIND Fact Sheet

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.

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2021 Annual Report: A Time of Transformation

In this Annual Report, you will read the stories of the life-changing work led by KIND staff in 2021.

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VELKE SLEMENCE, SLOVAKIA - MARCH 09: Refugee children fleeing Ukraine are given blankets by Slovakian rescue workers to keep warm at the Velke Slemence border crossing on March 09, 2022 in Velke Slemence, Slovakia. More than two million people have fled Ukraine into neighboring countries since Russia launched a large-scale invasion of the country on February 24. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Note on Unaccompanied Children Fleeing from Ukraine

This joint report, by Child Circle and KIND, aims to serve the efforts of the many stakeholders who are working together under a common EU framework of measures, by providing an overview of key issues to consider in particular from the perspective of procedural safeguards and access to protection and safety.

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Families forcibly separated at the U.S. border can reunify in the United States

Parents and children who were forcibly separated by the U.S. government at the U.S.-Mexico border between January 20, 2017 – January 20, 2021, can apply to return to the United States and reunify.  Please call the Help Desk at KIND for more information and assistance. 

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Testimonials

"I wasn’t safe in my country, that’s why I left. I was trying to save my life."
Claudio Central America
"For me it was the draw of doing pro bono work at large but also this human rights issue. They have nowhere to go and they are forced to leave their homeland alone and to come here – without someone to represent them they could very easily be sent back."
Mary Bortscheller Associate, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll
"What resonates most for me is the fact that without KIND, more children would be forced to face our legal system alone and without representation. This should be, and for many of us is, simply unacceptable in our society today. We all have a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves."
Kurt Hansson, Paul Hastings Global Vice Chairman, Litigation, Paul Hastings, and KIND Board Member
"This case reinforces for me the great privilege it is to represent these extraordinary young people. They give me far more than I could ever give them."
Charles Rysavy K&L Gates