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Children in ORR Custody

by KIND Statement   on September 19, 2018

Unaccompanied children must be received and protected when they arrive in our country seeking protection.  We must ensure appropriate care and custody until they can be reunified with a family member.  Any facilities holding children

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Statement for the Record: HSGAC Hearing “The Implications of the Reinterpretation of the Flores Settlement Agreement for Border Security and Illegal Immigration Incentives”

by KIND Statement   on September 18, 2018

Statement for the Record Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) on “The Implications of the Reinterpretation of the Flores Settlement Agreement for Border Security and Illegal Immigration Incentives” U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and

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De Blasio Administration Allocates $4.1 Million To Provide Legal Assistance For Migrant Children And Separated Families

by NYC Gov   on September 18, 2018

Announcement comes as volunteer City delegation returns from week of providing pro bono help to hundreds of detained families at the southern border NEW YORK—As a group of volunteer attorneys recruited from several City agencies

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NGOs Oppose U.S. Plans to Fund Mexico for Deportations of Non-Mexican Migrants & Bilateral Negotiations around a Safe Third Country Agreement, Urge Governments to Abandon Plans

  on September 14, 2018

The undersigned immigrant rights, refugee rights, humanitarian, human rights, children’s rights, women’s rights, and faith-based organizations from Mexico and the United States strongly oppose a reported plan from the United States to fund the Mexican

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Shelters For Immigrant Teens Expanded As Record Numbers Continue To Cross

by John Burnett   on September 13, 2018   publication:

The Trump administration is expanding its shelter capacity to handle a record number of immigrant teenagers who crossed the border seeking work and asylum. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now overseeing

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New Data Suggests Trump’s Separation of Children at the Border Was No Deterrent

by Dianne Solis   on September 13, 2018   publication:

Arrests of immigrant families who cross the U.S. border rose 38 percent in August, despite the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from parents to deter illegal crossings. The number suggest that the effects of

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Tornillo Tent City Will Expand To Hold Even More Migrant Kids

by Robert Moore   on September 11, 2018   publication:

A temporary child detention facility, which was set up in the West Texas desert during the family separation crisis in June, will expand from 1,200 to 3,800 beds and stay open at least through the end of

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A Major Setback in Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Guatemala as Government Fails to Renew Commission Mandate

by KIND Press Release   on September 10, 2018

The decision by the Guatemalan government not to renew the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) beyond September 2019 is a major setback in the fight against corruption and impunity in

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Press Teleconference: Policy Experts Respond to the Administration’s New Flores Regulations

by KIND Press Teleconference   on September 7, 2018

Policy Experts Respond to the Administration’s New Flores Regulations The Department of Homeland Security is taking aim at a longstanding legal settlement providing standards for the fair and humane treatment of children in immigration custody.

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From Family Separation to Jailing Children Indefinitely: The Administration’s New Flores Regulations

by KIND Press Release   on September 6, 2018

The Department of Homeland Security is taking aim at a longstanding legal settlement providing standards for the fair and humane treatment of children in immigration custody. Their new regulations on the Flores Settlement Agreement would

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