Since May 7, 2018, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, and June 20, 2018, when President Trump signed an Executive Order to greatly expand the detention of immigrant families, an enormous outcry by people in the United States and worldwide has made our collective voices heard loud and clear: Family separation and indefinite detention are abhorrent and heartless policies that must end immediately.
In just one month, more than 900,000 people have signed two petitions created by KIND in collaboration with Change.org:
Through word of mouth and sharing across social media platforms, people from across the globe have joined KIND to raise awareness of the plight of unaccompanied refugee and migrant children and their families – and continue to do so daily.
“Now more than ever, we must all work collectively to end these horrific policies ,” said Cory Smith, Vice President, Policy, Advocacy, & Communications, KIND. “These petitions powerfully illustrate the breadth and strength of many voices calling for the fair and humane treatment of migrant and refugee children and families.”
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A team of three KIND staff members went to Tijuana in December to look at conditions unaccompanied children were facing and their access to asylum in the United States. The Q&A below explains what they
From the pervasive gang and sexual and gender-based violence throughout Central America that forced so many children to flee their home countries, to the trauma of the “Zero Tolerance” policy, which tore them apart from
Gabriel Moreno KIND – Senior Attorney How long have you been working at KIND and what can you tell us about your experience working at the organization so far? I started as a volunteer attorney
The greatly disturbing rhetoric about immigrants that we hear these days does not take into consideration that children, mothers, and parents are just human beings traveling under brutal conditions to the United States to escape