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KIND Applauds Senate Funding to Address Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) as a Root Cause of Migration from Central America

  on July 11, 2018

KIND greatly appreciates the Senate Appropriations Committee’s inclusion of specific funding to prevent and address widespread sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras in the FY2019 State, Foreign Operations, and Related

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This Is No Time To Forget About The Families In Detention

by Esther J. Cepeda   on July 10, 2018   publication:

It’s been just a few weeks since the nationwide uproar over the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border, yet it feels like the issue is already slipping from people’s radar. That’s partly because the

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Trump Fingerprint Policy Is Likely Reducing Immigrant Family Reunification

by Alex Kotch   on July 10, 2018   publication:

An invasive new Trump administration fingerprinting policy for families seeking to sponsor immigrant children is already having a chilling effect on reunifications, an immigrant shelter employee tells TYT. And immigrant rights advocates say the policy

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Toddlers Appearing Unaccompanied in Immigration Court Is Nothing New

by Marie Solis   on July 9, 2018   publication:

On Friday, a one-year-old appeared in court in Phoenix, Arizona, where, with the help of the lawyer who accompanied him, he was supposed to plead his case for asylum. But how can an asylum-seeker plead

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Officials Race To Meet Deadline To Re-Unite Migrant Children With Parents

by Richard Gonzales   on July 6, 2018   publication:

KIND’s President, Wendy Young, speaks to NPR’s Richard Gonzales, on the Trump administration’s race to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite migrant children with their parents. Click here to listen: https://www.npr.org/2018/07/06/626442028/officials-race-to-meet-deadline-to-re-unite-migrant-children-with-parents


Officials Race To Meet Deadline To Re-Unite Migrant Children With Parents

  on July 6, 2018   publication:

KIND’s President, Wendy Young, spoke with NPR’s Richard Gonzales on the Trump administration’s race to meet court-ordered deadline to reunite migrant children with their parents. Click here to listen: https://www.npr.org/2018/07/06/626442028/officials-race-to-meet-deadline-to-re-unite-migrant-children-with-parents


State of migrant family reunification efforts nationally and in LA

by KCRW   on July 5, 2018   publication:

KIND’s Senior Direct Representation Attorney in Los Angeles, Joanna Fluckey, speaks to LA’s KCRW on the state of migrant family reunification efforts nationally and in Los Angeles. Click her to listen to her interview: https://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/press-play-with-madeleine-brand/why-the-mentally-ill-end-up-in-jails-and-prisons#seg-state-of-migrant-family-reunification-efforts-nationally-and-in-la


U.S. Moving Some Detained Migrant Parents Closer to Their Children

by Yeganeh Torbati and Tom Hals   on July 5, 2018   publication:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is moving some migrant parents to detention sites closer to the young children they were separated from while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in an attempt to meet a court-imposed

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Due Process for Families at the Border

by Sheilah Kast and Maureen Harvie   on July 5, 2018   publication:

KIND’s, Emily Kephart, speaks with WYPR/NPR on due process for families at the border. Click here to listen: http://wypr.org/post/due-process-families-border — Thousands of children and adults have crossed the southern U.S. border. For some, violence in their

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‘My son is not the same’: New testimony paints bleak picture of family separation

by Lisa Desjardins, Joshua Barajas, and Daniel Bush   on July 5, 2018   publication:

Last week, Democratic attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing that its family separation policy violated the due process and equal protection clauses of

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