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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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Children’s Rights Organizations Condemn New Threat to Separate Families

by KIND Press Release   on October 15, 2018

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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ICE put a 4-year-old on a plane to Guatemala. Her dad found out 30 minutes before she landed

by Catherine E. Shoichet   on October 11, 2018   publication:

Six months after US officials separated them at the border, ICE put a 4-year-old girl on a plane to Guatemala this week so she could be reunited with her father. But there was one major

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Trump administration transfers hundreds of migrant children to border tent camp

by Molly Hennessy-Fiske   on October 3, 2018   publication:

The Trump administration has transferred hundreds of children who entered the U.S. illegally to a temporary tent shelter on the border in Texas that immigrant advocates have condemned as “substandard.” The camp, which is operated

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Proposed Changes to Public Charge: An Appalling Disregard for Humanity

by KIND Press Release   on September 26, 2018

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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Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

by Gisela Salomon and Claudia Torrens   on September 22, 2018   publication:

MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The

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Ice arrests more than 40 people trying to sponsor migrant children

by Erin Durkin   on September 21, 2018   publication:

The Trump administration, in its continued immigration crackdown, has arrested more than 40 people who came forward to help undocumented migrant children, in a move that is sparking alarm among advocates. Parents, relatives and friends

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KIND Statement on Presidential Determination on Refugees

by KIND Statement   on September 20, 2018

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

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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