Press Releases

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Alex Pender, Communications and Advocacy Senior Associate.

Presidential Proclamation: Completely Undermines U.S. Asylum System

by KIND Press Release   on November 9, 2018   in press-releases

Statement from KIND President Wendy Young:   There is no crisis at the border. There is no need for a Presidential Proclamation to close the United States to all but a few vulnerable immigrants seeking

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KIND Statement on Pittsburgh Tragedy

by KIND Press Release   on October 29, 2018   in press-releases

KIND is heartbroken by the murders in Pittsburgh, PA. We send our support to the Jewish community in Pittsburgh, as well as to our colleagues at HIAS. The demonizing of and violence against people on

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Children’s Rights Organizations Condemn New Threat to Separate Families

by KIND Press Release   on October 15, 2018   in press-releases

October 15, 2018—The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), and the Women’s Refugee Commission condemn a new plan under consideration to separate families at the border. As reported in

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Proposed Changes to Public Charge: An Appalling Disregard for Humanity

by KIND Press Release   on September 26, 2018   in press-releases

The Administration’s recent proposal restricting access to lawful permanent resident status or admission for certain immigrants if they use critical federal assistance programs and benefits would gravely harm children, families, communities, and our immigration system.

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KIND Statement on Presidential Determination on Refugees

by KIND Statement   on September 20, 2018   in press-releases

Statement by Wendy Young:  “KIND deplores the historically low number the Trump Administration has announced as its ceiling for refugees to be admitted to the United States next year. By allowing entry to only 30,000

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Children in ORR Custody

by KIND Statement   on September 19, 2018   in press-releases

Unaccompanied children must be received and protected when they arrive in our country seeking protection.  We must ensure appropriate care and custody until they can be reunified with a family member.  Any facilities holding children

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Statement for the Record: HSGAC Hearing “The Implications of the Reinterpretation of the Flores Settlement Agreement for Border Security and Illegal Immigration Incentives”

by KIND Statement   on September 18, 2018   in press-releases

Statement for the Record Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) on “The Implications of the Reinterpretation of the Flores Settlement Agreement for Border Security and Illegal Immigration Incentives” U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and

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NGOs Oppose U.S. Plans to Fund Mexico for Deportations of Non-Mexican Migrants & Bilateral Negotiations around a Safe Third Country Agreement, Urge Governments to Abandon Plans

  on September 14, 2018   in press-releases

The undersigned immigrant rights, refugee rights, humanitarian, human rights, children’s rights, women’s rights, and faith-based organizations from Mexico and the United States strongly oppose a reported plan from the United States to fund the Mexican

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A Major Setback in Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Guatemala as Government Fails to Renew Commission Mandate

by KIND Press Release   on September 10, 2018   in press-releases

The decision by the Guatemalan government not to renew the mandate of the International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) beyond September 2019 is a major setback in the fight against corruption and impunity in

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Press Teleconference: Policy Experts Respond to the Administration’s New Flores Regulations

by KIND Press Teleconference   on September 7, 2018   in press-releases

Policy Experts Respond to the Administration’s New Flores Regulations The Department of Homeland Security is taking aim at a longstanding legal settlement providing standards for the fair and humane treatment of children in immigration custody.

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