Press Releases

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U.S. Must Not Send Asylum Seekers Back to Life-Threatening Harm in Honduras

by KIND Press Release   on November 27, 2019   in press-releases

Washington, DC –President Trump’s directive for the Department of Homeland Security to start sending asylum seekers in the United States to Honduras by January puts the lives of thousands at great risk, including children. A

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Universal Children’s Day: New Partnership Helps Refugee Children in Ireland Reunify with Family

by Press Release   on November 20, 2019   in press-releases

20 November 2019—On UN Universal Children’s Day, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), the Immigrant Council of Ireland, and Irish Refugee Council are proud to announce a new partnership to help unaccompanied children who have

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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   in press-releases

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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KIND Statement Warns Eliminating DACA Program Will Harm Fabric of America

by Press Release   on November 8, 2019   in press-releases

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

  on September 22, 2019   in press-releases

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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Administration’s Final Flores Rule Would Eviscerate Protections for Immigrant and Refugee Children in U.S. Custody

  on August 20, 2019   in press-releases

Today, the Trump Administration announced that it would release a final rule that ends vital safeguards for immigrant and refugee children in government custody. KIND is gravely concerned the final rule would subject children to

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Public Charge Rule Will Force Immigrant Families to Choose Between Vital Services and Access to Lawful Status

  on August 13, 2019   in press-releases

KIND opposes the Administration’s sweeping new “public charge” rule that will limit access to lawful permanent resident status or admission by certain immigrants if they use one or more federal public benefits specified in the

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Court order blocks new asylum policy affecting unaccompanied immigrant children

  on August 5, 2019   in press-releases

Download PDF Here August  5, 2019 GREENBELT, Maryland– A Maryland-based federal court granted a temporary restraining order Aug. 2 to protect the rights of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children seeking asylum. The order by U.S.

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Guatemala: Completely Unsafe for Asylum Seekers

  on July 27, 2019   in press-releases

The Trump Administration has initiated another devastating attack on the U.S. asylum system. The agreement signed yesterday between the U.S. and Guatemalan governments will force asylum seekers from Honduras and El Salvador to pursue safety

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Beyond the Wall: An Immigrant Youth Mural Unveiling and Performance July 19

  on July 16, 2019   in press-releases

A mural by fifteen immigrant asylum seekers produced with Artolution artists will be unveiled, along with a performance, on Friday, July 19, at 5pm at Key Foods, 52 Avenue A (corner of 4th Street). New

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