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Presidential Proclamation: Completely Undermines U.S. Asylum System

by KIND Press Release   on November 9, 2018

Statement from KIND President Wendy Young:   There is no crisis at the border. There is no need for a Presidential Proclamation to close the United States to all but a few vulnerable immigrants seeking

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ICE Is Throwing A Record Number Of 18-Year-Olds Into Adult Detention On Their Birthdays

by Angelina Chapin   on November 1, 2018   publication:

On Roberto’s 18th birthday in September, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers put metal cuffs on his hands and legs and a chain around his waist. They then drove him two hours from Homestead, the

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KIND Statement on Pittsburgh Tragedy

by KIND Press Release   on October 29, 2018

KIND is heartbroken by the murders in Pittsburgh, PA. We send our support to the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, as well as to our colleagues at HIAS. The demonizing of and violence against people on

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I’m a Child of Immigrants. And I Have a Plan to Fix Immigration.

by Sonia Nazario   on October 26, 2018   publication:

An immigration lawyer once told me bluntly: Immigration is a wedge issue. Wedge issues don’t get resolved. They get used by both sides to mobilize their base. Exhibit A: President Trump’s seizing on the caravan

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Trump promises to stop the migrant caravan. But his administration struggles with how to do it.

by David Nakamura and Nick Miroff   on October 24, 2018   publication:

President Trump’s attempts to pin political blame on Democrats for a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants headed toward the United States have obscured growing concern within the White House over how to manage

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Immigrant Children Are Staying Longer in Government Custody

by Alicia A. Caldwell   on October 19, 2018   publication:

Migrant children who come into the U.S. without family are staying longer in crowded shelters as authorities struggle to handle their growing numbers and to screen potential sponsors, according to government data and advocates. The

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To Free Detained Children, Immigrant Families Are Forced to Risk Everything

by Jonathan Blitzer   on October 16, 2018   publication:

One morning in early August, Jorge, a thirty-seven-year-old construction worker from Guatemala who lives with his wife and two children in Virginia, received a phone call from an unknown number with a Texas area code.

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Children’s Rights Organizations Condemn New Threat to Separate Families

by KIND Press Release   on October 15, 2018

October 15, 2018—The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and the Women’s Refugee Commission condemn a new plan under consideration to separate families at the border. As reported in

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ICE put a 4-year-old on a plane to Guatemala. Her dad found out 30 minutes before she landed

by Catherine E. Shoichet   on October 11, 2018   publication:

Six months after US officials separated them at the border, ICE put a 4-year-old girl on a plane to Guatemala this week so she could be reunited with her father. But there was one major

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Trump administration transfers hundreds of migrant children to border tent camp

by Molly Hennessy-Fiske   on October 3, 2018   publication:

The Trump administration has transferred hundreds of children who entered the U.S. illegally to a temporary tent shelter on the border in Texas that immigrant advocates have condemned as “substandard.” The camp, which is operated

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