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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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Trump Administration Sets Dangerous Global Precedent on Asylum

  on July 16, 2019   in press-releases

Download PDF Here   July 16, 2019—The Administration’s interim final rule that would deny asylum seekers from anywhere in the world—including unaccompanied children—the ability to seek protection in the United States if they have traveled

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Lawsuit against Homeland Security says new asylum policy violates child immigrants’ rights

  on July 8, 2019   in press-releases

July 8, 2019— Four young asylum seekers are suing the Department of Homeland Security saying that a new policy unlawfully limits their ability to seek asylum. In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland, the

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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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