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Murals are important, but greater transformations are necessary

Tapachula, Mexico – Kids In Need of Defense (KIND), an international nonprofit organization committed to protecting the rights of unaccompanied migrant children and their families,…...

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New Presidential Proclamation Imperils Children and Family Unity 

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) acknowledges the Biden Administration’s decision to exempt unaccompanied children from temporary asylum restrictions. However, raises concerns about the order's…...

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Border Act Promotes Bipartisanship

In anticipation of the Senate’s vote today on the bipartisan Border Act (S. 4361), Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)’s Vice President of U.S. Federal…...

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KIND Statement on Office of Refugee Resettlement’s Final Unaccompanied Children Program Foundational Rule to Codify Flores Settlement Agreement

KIND releases a statement on the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) final Unaccompanied Children Program Foundational Rule, codifying the Flores Settlement Agreement (FSA)....

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SCOTUS ruling on Abbott Immigration bill puts children in harm’s way

Following the Supreme Court's decision to uphold Texas Governor Greg Abbott's controversial immigration bill, KIND President Wendy Young issues a critical statement,...

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KIND Co-Founder Brad Smith Transitions to Board Chair Emeritus After 15 Years at the Helm

KIND Co-founder Brad Smith steps down as Board Chair of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) after 15 years, overseeing significant global expansion. Pamela Passman…...

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Immigrant Rights Groups Join Forces to Fundraise $3 Million for Separated Families' Legal Representation

Read KIND's press release on the collaborative $3 million fundraising effort with Al Otro Lado, National Immigration Project, Together and Free, and the Young Center…...

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KIND Urges Protection for 17,000 Unaccompanied and Separated Children Caught in the Crosshairs of Middle East Unrest

Washington, DC – Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) today urged protections for the more than 17,000 unaccompanied and separated children identified by UNICEF in…...

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Senate’s Bipartisan Immigration Package Includes Critical Protections for Unaccompanied Children

Following release of the United States Senate’s bipartisan “Emergency National Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2024,” Kids in Need of Defense President Wendy Young issued the…...

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