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Keeping Kids Safe

KIND's new campaign, Keeping Kids Safe: A Seamless Safety Net of Protection, aims to reimagine and transform how we protect unaccompanied children in the United States and globally.

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President Biden's Asylum Ban

The impact of the asylum ban on children seeking safety in the U.S.

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KIND's Central American Minors (CAM) Application Program

If you would like to find out if you or someone you know may be eligible to apply for CAM, or if you are seeking help with a CAM application learn more here

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Protect Unaccompanied Immigrant and Refugee Children

With your support, we can continue to protect the most vulnerable.

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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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Key Protections for Unaccompanied Children as End of Title 42 Draws Near

With the end of Title 42 less than one month away, the Biden Administration can and must act now to implement countermeasures that will both restore orderly processing at the border and help ensure the U.S. government’s humane reception and care of migrant children. Unaccompanied children and those with families continue to arrive in record […]

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KIND Proposes Measures to Ensure Protection of Unaccompanied Migrant Children Post-Title 42

As the potential May 11 termination of the Title 42 border policy draws near, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) urges the Administration to take action to ensure the safety and protection of unaccompanied migrant children before and after this shift. Although unaccompanied children remain largely exempt from Title 42, KIND has long advocated against […]

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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