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

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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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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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The First Year of the Biden Administration’s Policies on Unaccompanied Children

President Biden came into office in January 2021 with a sweeping agenda to reform the U.S. immigration system to ensure that it is “fair, safe, and orderly” and more humane. His Administration promised to address the chaos and confusion at the U.S.-Mexico border created by the previous Administration and end the cruel policies that further […]

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Dual Crises: KIND Report on Gender-Based Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Gender-based violence has long been one of the main drivers of migration from Central America to the United States. Widespread violence, including sexual abuse, human trafficking, and violence in the home and family, combined with a lack of access to protection and justice forces children and women to flee in search of safety. Drawing on […]

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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