Press Releases

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Senator Feinstein Bill Ensures Safety and Supports Efficiency in Immigration System

by KIND Press Release   on June 14, 2019   in press-releases

The Protecting Immigrant Families and Improving Immigration Procedures Act of 2019 introduced June 5 by Senator Dianne Feinstein and co-sponsored by Senators Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono, and Amy Klobuchar upholds key protections for unaccompanied children

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KIND and HIAS Launch New Project to Serve Forcibly Separated Families

by KIND & HIAS Press Release   on June 13, 2019   in press-releases

June 13, 2019— Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and HIAS today announced a new joint project to provide representation to forcibly separated immigrant and refugee families who have come to the United States seeking

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KIND Statement on Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Recommendations for Children in Government Care

by KIND Press Release   on April 17, 2019   in press-releases

April 17, 2019— KIND rejects the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s CBP Families and Children Care Panel emergency interim report that proposes sweeping and detrimental changes to the treatment, processing, and care of children and families

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Cutting Aid to Central America Will Drive More Child Migration

by KIND Statement   on April 10, 2019   in press-releases

President Trump’s move to cut foreign assistance to Central America will contribute to greater violence, lawlessness, and impunity in these countries and drive even more migrants, including children, to come the United States in search

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KIND Supports Three Important Immigration Bills

by KIND Press Release   on March 7, 2019   in press-releases

March 7, 2019 – KIND would like to thank Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) for their leadership in introducing three important immigration bills which will improve

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McConnell-Trump bill: Dangerous and Disingenuous

  on January 23, 2019   in press-releases

January 23, 2019 – The Senate Republican leadership’s funding bill to end the government shutdown that would codify President Trump’s immigration proposal into law is dangerous and disingenuous.  Instead of offering humanitarian protection, it would

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Amending TVPRA, Terminating Flores: Non-Negotiable Threats to Immigrant and Refugee Children

  on January 7, 2019   in press-releases

KIND strongly condemns President Trump’s request in a January 4, 2019 letter to Congress to terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement and amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA) as both changes will

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Press Telebriefing: Response to the Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” Plan

by Press Telebriefing   on December 21, 2018   in press-releases

The Trump Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” plan would not allow individuals into the United States to request refugee protection. Instead, families and children seeking asylum would be required to remain in Mexico while pursuing their

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New Protocol to Force Migrants to Wait in Mexico is Dangerous and Deadly

  on December 20, 2018   in press-releases

Days after the murder of two unaccompanied boys who were waiting at the U.S. Mexico border in order to apply for U.S. protection, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen announced an historic action that

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KIND Statement: Two migrant boys from Honduras murdered in Tijuana

by KIND Press Release   on December 19, 2018   in press-releases

KIND is deeply disturbed by the murder of two migrant boys from Honduras in Tijuana. NBC News has reported that they were on their way to the Benito Juarez sports complex, where thousands of immigrants

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