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At The Debate, Democrats Slammed Trump’s Treatment of Detained Migrant Children. Did Obama Do Any Better?

by Jack Herrera   on June 28, 2019   publication:

On the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate, candidates excoriated the Trump administration for its treatment of migrant children. Besides the administration’s notorious family separation policy, the contenders attacked the government over recent

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‘Kids are really suffering’ as migrant surge overwhelms health department

by Renuka Rayasam and Dan Diamond   on June 25, 2019   publication:

Hundreds of migrant children being transferred from squalid, overcrowded Border Patrol detention centers are heading into the custody of a federal refugee agency that’s already struggling to feed and care for tens of thousands of

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Immigrant Advocates Use Temporary Reprieve to Prep Families at Risk for Deportation

by Scott Bixby   on June 25, 2019   publication:

For thousands of families, the postponement of a massive federal immigration raid targeting them for deportation allowed for a momentary sigh of relief. But organizations that advocate for undocumented people and asylum seekers in the immigration

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Menores enfrentan difícil experiencia migratoria

by Laura Sepulveda   on June 25, 2019   publication:

KIND’s Vice President for Legal Services, Maria Odom, speaks to Voice of America’s Laura Sepulveda on the experiences and conditions migrant children are suffering in detention and at the border. See here: 

Senator Feinstein Bill Ensures Safety and Supports Efficiency in Immigration System

by KIND Press Release   on June 14, 2019

The Protecting Immigrant Families and Improving Immigration Procedures Act of 2019 introduced June 5 by Senator Dianne Feinstein and co-sponsored by Senators Kamala Harris, Mazie Hirono, and Amy Klobuchar upholds key protections for unaccompanied children

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KIND and HIAS Launch New Project to Serve Forcibly Separated Families

by KIND & HIAS Press Release   on June 13, 2019

June 13, 2019— Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and HIAS today announced a new joint project to provide representation to forcibly separated immigrant and refugee families who have come to the United States seeking

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Menor no acompañada no sabía inglés, pero cuatro años más tarde se gradúa con honores

by Araceli Martinez Ortega   on June 11, 2019   publication:

Cuando a los 16 años de edad y sin saber nada de inglés, Daniela Luna cruzó la frontera sur llena de miedo como menor no acompañada, jamás pensó que cuatro años más tarde se iba

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Legal Aid For Migrant Kids Too Vital To Cut, Advocates Say

by Emma Cueto   on June 9, 2019   publication:

The Trump administration is pointing to a “humanitarian crisis” at the border and congressional inaction in defending reductions to legal aid and other services for unaccompanied migrant children, but advocates say those programs are too

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HHS to house thousands of unaccompanied minor migrants on military bases and at Texas facility

by Maria Sacchetti   on June 7, 2019   publication:

Federal officials are planning to open three emergency shelters this month to house approximately 3,000 to 4,000 unaccompanied children who have migrated across the U.S. border, part of an effort to ensure children do not

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White House Cuts Activities Funding for Unaccompanied Migrant Children

by Rachel Martin   on June 6, 2019   publication:

KIND’s President Wendy Young, speaks to NPR’s Rachel Martin on the Trump Administration’s decision to cut activities and legal aid funding for unaccompanied migrant children. Listen here: