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Historic Number of Children Arriving in U.S. in 2019 Demonstrates Failures of Current Policies

by Press Release   on November 13, 2019

Washington, DC – Nearly 70,000 migrant children have been held in government custody this year and are being held for significantly longer periods of time. KIND notes that the Administration’s policy of deterrence not only

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

by Jennifer Podkul   on November 8, 2019   publication:

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) announced that in FY 2018 it detained a record number

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KIND Statement Warns Eliminating DACA Program Will Harm Fabric of America

by Press Release   on November 8, 2019

Washington, DC – Just days before the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in three cases that will determine whether the Trump Administration can lawfully discontinue the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program

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Legal group that aids child immigrants to set up Irish pilot

by Colm Keena   on November 3, 2019   publication:

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 project in Ireland.   The organisation, Kind (Kids in Need of Defense),

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Innovations in Pro Bono: Davis Wright Tremaine and Amazon

by Recorder Staff   on October 29, 2019   publication:

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 28 immigrant children seeking to remain in the U.S. due

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Trump Administration Has Separated 1,556 More Migrant Children Than Previously Known

by Jasmine Aguilera   on October 26, 2019   publication:

The Trump Administration revealed Thursday that an additional 1,556 children have been separated from their parents than previously reported, bringing the total number of family separations since July 2017 up to nearly 5,500. The new instances of family separation came to

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With political will, countries can meet needs of refugees, speakers say

by Beth Griffin   on October 21, 2019   publication:

NEW YORK – The plight of the world’s refugees will be solved by politics, not by appeals to conscience or awareness of the tremendous scope of the issue, said speakers at an Oct. 17 New

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U.S. Agreement with El Salvador Will Deny Safety to Children Fleeing Grave Danger

  on September 22, 2019

September 22, 2019—El Salvador is one of world’s most dangerous countries; the Trump Administration’s agreement with it will ensure that more children seeking safety are sent there.  Asylum seekers, including children, who pass through El

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Here’s What to Know About the Status of Family Separation at the U.S. Border, Which Isn’t Nearly Over

by Jasmine Aguilera   on September 21, 2019   publication:

Attorneys working on the ground along the southern U.S. border estimate nearly 1,000 children have been separated from their parents since the practice was declared over by the Trump Administration in June 2018. Court records

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Government Denies Attorneys to Immigrant Kids at California Shelter – ‘We Need Answers’

by Kate Irby   on September 10, 2019   publication:

The federal government is denying legal assistance to child migrants living at a Modesto shelter, according to advocates who worry the kids will suffer unnecessarily without access to attorneys. Complaints about the site, which has

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