Congress passes vital funds to address causes of migration, child welfare at border

Op-ed The Hill Congress Blog Jennifer Podkul

It’s National Migration Week, and as Congress gets down to business in the new year, members have an opportunity to ensure that important measures recently…...

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Early Reports Warned Migrant Kids Suffered From Separations. Trump Ramped Up Practice Anyway

The Center for Public Integrity Susan Ferriss

Newly obtained government documents show how the Trump administration’s now-blocked policy to separate all migrant children from parents led social workers to frantically begin tracking…...

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Unaccompanied children at border too young to stand on their own need lawyers to stand before a judge

Op-ed Houston Chronicle Wendy Young

Against the backdrop of record-high numbers of unaccompanied children crossing the nation’s southwest border and Trump administration policies that restrict many paths to protection for…...

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A New Report on Family Separations Shows the Depths of Trump’s Negligence

The New Yorker Jonathan Blitzer

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…...

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Legal group that aids child immigrants to set up Irish pilot

The Irish Times Colm Keena

A US organisation set up by Microsoft and the actor and UN special envoy for refugees, Angelina Jolie, to help unaccompanied child immigrants, is to establish a pilot…...

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‘Black hole’ of medical records contributes to deaths, mistreatment at the border

Politico Darius Tahir

The Department of Homeland Security’s inadequate medical technology and record-management for the thousands of migrants who pass through its custody are contributing to poor care…...

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Showing kindness to the most vulnerable in our society

Op-ed Irish Examiner Wendy Young

To mark Universal Children’s Day today, the KIND group has announced partnerships to help reunite refugee children in Ireland with the families they left behind,…...

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We need solutions for children fleeing violence in Central America, the current system is failing

Op-ed The Hill Congress Blog Jen Podkul

President John Adams once observed that “facts are stubborn things.” Those words came to mind last week when United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP)…...

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Innovations in Pro Bono: Davis Wright Tremaine and Amazon

Law.com Recorder Staff

More than 130 attorneys and 50 staff at Amazon and Davis Wright Tremaine partnered with Kids in Need of Defense, or KIND, to form teams to represent…...

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