Immigration Courts Remain Open
Counter to COVID-19 federal guidanceFull response here
KIND is urging the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) to postpone all court appearances and hearings for detained unaccompanied children during the COVID-19 emergency.
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.
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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
In the last decade, children and young families have become the face of migration at the U.S.-Mexico border. Tens of thousands of children have made the life-threatening journey from their countries alone; families have often come with small children—all to escape the violence from which they have no protection. No one wants these children to […]Read More
In June of 2018, at the height of the family-separation crisis at the southern border, Emily Kephart, an advocate at Kids in Need of Defense, was spending her days trying to locate children in government custody. Under a new policy called “zero tolerance,” the Department of Homeland Security was transferring parents apprehended at the border for criminal […]Read More
Nearly 70,000 migrant children have been held in government custody this year and are being held for significantly longer periods of time. KIND notes that the Administration’s policy of deterrence not only is ineffective, but that it is causing irreparable harm to thousands of children.Read More