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The Trump Administration’s Sustained Attack On The Rights of Immigrant Children

by Jonathan Blitzer   on August 22, 2019   publication:

n 1985, two Salvadoran children, ages twelve and fifteen, were held in a squalid, overcrowded room in a rundown motel in Pasadena, California. For weeks, the government denied them food and kept them from seeing doctors

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Immigration Advocate Weighs In On Trump Administration’s Move To End Flores Agreement

by Audie Cornish   on August 21, 2019   publication:

KIND’s President, Wendy Young, speaks to NPR’s Audie Cornish, about President Trump’s moves to change requirements for the detention of migrant children. Listen here:

Administration’s Final Flores Rule Would Eviscerate Protections for Immigrant and Refugee Children in U.S. Custody

  on August 20, 2019

Today, the Trump Administration announced that it would release a final rule that ends vital safeguards for immigrant and refugee children in government custody. KIND is gravely concerned the final rule would subject children to

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‘If You’re Like Me, You Can’t Sit By. This Is America.’

by Tina Rosenberg   on August 20, 2019   publication:

Family separations at the border are not the only crisis immigrant children face. Children who were taken from their parents, or who crossed the border alone, also go to their immigration hearings alone. And “alone”

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Public Charge Rule Will Force Immigrant Families to Choose Between Vital Services and Access to Lawful Status

  on August 13, 2019

KIND opposes the Administration’s sweeping new “public charge” rule that will limit access to lawful permanent resident status or admission by certain immigrants if they use one or more federal public benefits specified in the

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Court order blocks new asylum policy affecting unaccompanied immigrant children

  on August 5, 2019

Download PDF Here August  5, 2019 GREENBELT, Maryland– A Maryland-based federal court granted a temporary restraining order Aug. 2 to protect the rights of thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children seeking asylum. The order by U.S.

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Will US Accelerate Global Shift Against Asylum Hopefuls?

by RJ Vogt   on August 4, 2019   publication:

A Honduran refugee flees gang violence at home, heading north to claim asylum in America. A Rohingya refugee in Bangladesh, facing genocide back in Myanmar, wonders about the status of her application to be resettled

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‘I didn’t know where to look for him’: ICE ships kids across the country to Pacific Northwest jails

  on August 3, 2019   publication:

Last year, a North Carolina 17-year-old called his mom from jail. Victor had been charged with various crimes, including four counts of breaking or entering a motor vehicle. But now the teen, brought to the

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Hundreds Of Migrant Children Separated From Parents End Up In NY. Here’s One Of Their Stories

by Beth Fertig   on August 1, 2019   publication:

Five year-old Carlos played on the floor with a couple of brightly colored toy trucks, making noises and chasing them with a younger boy while an older boy tried to sleep in a chair. They

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Angelina Jolie: The Crisis We Face at the Border Does Not Require Us to Choose Between Security and Humanity

by Angelina Jolie   on July 31, 2019   publication:

We Americans have been confronted by devastating images from our southern border and increasingly polarized views on how to address this untenable situation. At times I wonder if we are retreating from the ideal of America as

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