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KIND Statement on Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Recommendations for Children in Government Care

by KIND Press Release   on April 17, 2019

April 17, 2019— KIND rejects the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s CBP Families and Children Care Panel emergency interim report that proposes sweeping and detrimental changes to the treatment, processing, and care of children and families

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Cutting Aid to Central America Will Drive More Child Migration

by KIND Statement   on April 10, 2019

President Trump’s move to cut foreign assistance to Central America will contribute to greater violence, lawlessness, and impunity in these countries and drive even more migrants, including children, to come the United States in search

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Opinion: ‘Someone is Always Trying to Kill You’

by Sonia Nazario   on April 5, 2019   publication:

The murder of Sherill Yubissa Hernández Mancía explains why Central American women are fleeing north. Ms. Hernández was a 28-year-old agent for the Agencia Técnica de Investigación Criminal, or ATIC, Honduras’s F.B.I., the agency charged

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Trump Is Still Separating Families in Possible Violation of a Court Order

by Meredith Hoffman   on April 4, 2019   publication:

One morning last month, dozens of migrants with handcuffed wrists and ankles filled the benches of the federal courthouse in McAllen, Texas. They’d all been caught crossing the Rio Grande just days earlier and faced

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Migrant boy’s ‘discouraging trauma’ leads judge to block his transfer to fifth home

by Maria Sacchetti   on March 22, 2019   publication:

Byron Xol was riding in a van, his Pokémon figurines in tow, heading to his fifth home in 10 months. The 9-year-old Guatemalan, separated from his father last year at the border under the Trump

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Exclusive: For migrant youths claiming abuse, U.S protection can be elusive

by Mica Rosenberg   on March 7, 2019   publication:

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Growing up in eastern Honduras, Jose said his father would get drunk and beat him with a horse whip and the flat side of a machete. He said he watched his

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KIND Supports Three Important Immigration Bills

by KIND Press Release   on March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019 – KIND would like to thank Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) for their leadership in introducing three important immigration bills which will improve

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‘They used the kids to get to parents like me’: How ICE’s human smuggling initiative targeted parents and children

by Laura C. Morel and Patrick Michels   on March 4, 2019   publication:

It was August 2016 when Wilson got the call, from an unknown number. A worker from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the agency that oversees the custody of migrant children, was on the line. Wilson’s

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How to Argue Asylum Seekers Aren’t ‘Irresponsible’ For Bringing Kids to the US

by Monica Hunter-Hart   on February 25, 2019   publication:

For some people, the deaths of migrant children in Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) custody in recent months have raised questions about how the agency operates. For others, those deaths served as evidence that parents

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Asylum Seekers’ Journey to the US is Long & Dangerous – Here’s What You Need to Know

by Monica Hunter-Hart   on February 24, 2019   publication:

Following the death of a 45-year-old Mexican man on Monday, three migrants have now died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in three months. Their deaths have brought more attention to

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