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Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act has been critical

by Wendy Young   on November 27, 2018   publication:

The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 provides critical protection for children from Central America fleeing brutal violence by gangs and narco traffickers, widespread sexual and gender-based violence, human trafficking and devastating abuse from

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Separated at the Border, a Mother and Child Reunite

by Oriana Zill and Michael Rey   on November 25, 2018   publication:

See here 60 Minute’s story of Susana and her 7-year-old daughter Litzy who were separated for over 3 months and were recently reunified. KIND is working to ensure both mother and daughter have an attorney by

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Trump Asylum Ban Will Extend to Thousands of Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

by Elise Foley   on November 12, 2018   publication:

A controversial Trump administration policy suspending asylum for immigrants who cross the border illegally will also apply to kids and teenagers traveling to the United States without their parents, contradicting last week’s comment by a

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Presidential Proclamation: Completely Undermines U.S. Asylum System

by KIND Press Release   on November 9, 2018

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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ICE Is Throwing A Record Number Of 18-Year-Olds Into Adult Detention On Their Birthdays

by Angelina Chapin   on November 1, 2018   publication:

On Roberto’s 18th birthday in September, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers put metal cuffs on his hands and legs and a chain around his waist. They then drove him two hours from Homestead, the

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KIND Statement on Pittsburgh Tragedy

by KIND Press Release   on October 29, 2018

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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I’m a Child of Immigrants. And I Have a Plan to Fix Immigration.

by Sonia Nazario   on October 26, 2018   publication:

An immigration lawyer once told me bluntly: Immigration is a wedge issue. Wedge issues don’t get resolved. They get used by both sides to mobilize their base. Exhibit A: President Trump’s seizing on the caravan

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Trump promises to stop the migrant caravan. But his administration struggles with how to do it.

by David Nakamura and Nick Miroff   on October 24, 2018   publication:

President Trump’s attempts to pin political blame on Democrats for a caravan of thousands of Central American migrants headed toward the United States have obscured growing concern within the White House over how to manage

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Immigrant Children Are Staying Longer in Government Custody

by Alicia A. Caldwell   on October 19, 2018   publication:

Migrant children who come into the U.S. without family are staying longer in crowded shelters as authorities struggle to handle their growing numbers and to screen potential sponsors, according to government data and advocates. The

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To Free Detained Children, Immigrant Families Are Forced to Risk Everything

by Jonathan Blitzer   on October 16, 2018   publication:

One morning in early August, Jorge, a thirty-seven-year-old construction worker from Guatemala who lives with his wife and two children in Virginia, received a phone call from an unknown number with a Texas area code.

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