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The joys of interning at a non-profit

by Dena Cheng   on July 9, 2015   in opinion   publication:

What do you think about when you hear the word “undocumented immigrant”? When I consider the term, newscasts featuring politicians who fear the “end of America” come to mind. One could even refer back to

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To the Editor: Re “Central America’s Migrant Crisis”

by Wendy Young   on June 22, 2015   in opinion   publication:

Re “Central America’s Migrant Crisis” (editorial, June 16): President Obama’s request for $1 billion for Central America is vital to address the root causes of the continuing historic migration of children, and must include a

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Letter to the Editor: Newsday

by Wendy Young   on April 15, 2015   in opinion   publication:

Letter to the Editor in response to the April 8, 2015 article, Report: 39,000 immigrant kids coming to U.S.   It’s no surprise that unaccompanied children continue to come to the United States in large numbers.

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Helping Children Alone

by Brad Smith   on March 24, 2015   in opinion   publication:

Don’t turn your back on these children

by Carole Geithner   on December 31, 2014   in opinion   publication:

Imagine being so desperate that you decide to entrust your child to a paid smuggler to help him or her cross the border into the United States. You can’t know if your child will survive

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Pro bono attorneys making difference to child migrants

  on October 23, 2014   in opinion   publication:

Op-Ed by Brad Smith, executive vice president and general counsel of Microsoft Corp., is co-chairman of the board of directors for Kids in Need of Defense. Lawyers can take tremendous pride in the tradition of

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Protect the Most Vulnerable

by Wendy Young   on July 23, 2014   in opinion   publication:

Children come to the U.S. seeking a safe haven; at the very least, they deserve a proper hearing. The United States must not make changes to the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008. This

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The Children of the Drug Wars

by Sonia Nazario   on July 13, 2014   in opinion   publication:

A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis   CRISTIAN OMAR REYES, an 11-year-old sixth grader in the neighborhood of Nueva Suyapa, on the outskirts of Tegucigalpa, tells me he has to get out of Honduras

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Immigrant Children

by Wendy Young   on May 21, 2014   in opinion   publication:

To the Editor: Re “U.S. Setting Up Emergency Shelter in Texas as Youths Cross Border Alone” (news article, May 17): The United States is experiencing a child migration emergency that calls for an entirely new

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Children Alone and Lawyerless in a Strange Land

by Julie Myers Wood and Wendy Young   on September 23, 2013   in opinion   publication:

We’ve seen 5-year-old immigrants in front of a U.S. judge, about to be sent back into harm’s way. One of us is a former head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; the other is a

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