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Legal group that aids child immigrants to set up Irish pilot

by Colm Keena   on November 3, 2019   in media-hits   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   in media-hits   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   in media-hits   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   in media-hits   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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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   in media-hits   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   in media-hits   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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Trump Administration Is Not Funding Legal Aid In 3 Migrant Children’s Shelters

by Angelina Chapin   on September 7, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

The Trump administration is failing to fund legal services for detained immigrant children ― some under 5 years old ― in three shelters, HuffPost has learned. That violates federal law and could have life-threatening consequences

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Three Young Girls Were Separated at the Border from a Father with HIV

by Beth Fertig   on September 3, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

Fourteen year-old Andrea remembers the last time she saw her father. They had just crossed the border near El Paso last November, together with her two younger sisters Leiliana, 13, and Sofia, 11. Like many

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Trump is stripping immigrant children of protections, critics say. Supporters say he’s closing loopholes

by Andrea Castillo   on September 2, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

In the nearly four years since Alexis arrived alone in the United States as a 17-year-old from El Salvador, he has been granted asylum, learned English, secured a job at a bakery and studied for

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We Are Royale, Artolution Bring Refugee Kids’ Art to Life in Animated AR Mural

by Mercedes Milligan   on August 30, 2019   in media-hits   publication:

Creative production studio We Are Royale has partnered with Artolution, an international community-based public art organization, to bring its latest public mural to life with augmented reality. Located in New York City’s East Village, the

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