Press Releases

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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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Press Telebriefing: Children’s lack of access to protection at the border

by Press Telebriefing   on December 18, 2018   in press-releases

According to immigration advocates who recently visited border camps in Tijuana housing refugees and migrants, unaccompanied children are at grave risk of serious harm and are being prevented from applying for asylum by the Trump

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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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