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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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Esther Cepeda: Young, alone — and in court

by Esther Capeda   on May 1, 2013   in opinion   publication:

Last week, a federal judge in California ordered immigration courts in three states to provide legal representation for immigrants with mental disabilities who are in detention or facing deportation. This happened the day after federal

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