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National pro bono week: defending our children

by Helena Milner-Smith   on November 8, 2017   publication:

As an employment lawyer in the London office of the US law firm Covington & Burling LLP, I am used to advising multinational corporations and working day-to-day alongside experienced general counsels and human resources directors.

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Ending TPS for Nicaraguans, Leaving Hondurans in Limbo; Devastates Families, Communities, and Sets Dangerous Precedent

by KIND Press Release   on November 8, 2017

November 8, 2017 – KIND condemns the Trump Administration’s decision to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for the more than 2,500 Nicaraguans who have lived in the United States for decades. Over 20 years ago

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To Help a Dreamer, Why Do We Have to Hurt Her Cousin?

by Sonia Nazario   on October 27, 2017   publication:

Last August, Lesli Gonzalez, 22, got a phone call at 6 a.m. Did she know Doralinda Lopez de León, a Guatemalan girl who said she was running from danger and had been caught by border

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Trump Wants to Make It Easier to Detain and Deport Unaccompanied Central American Children

by Noah Lanard   on October 13, 2017   publication:

In the waning days of George W. Bush’s presidency, Democrats and Republicans in Congress unanimously agreed to increase protections for victims of human trafficking. Years later, as tens of thousands of Central American children arrived at the

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Trump Is Making Life Harder for Children Seeking Asylum in the US

by Meredith Hoffman   on October 11, 2017   publication:

On Sunday night, after repeatedly urging Congress to pass a bill legalizing DACA—an Obama-era program granting work permits and deportation relief to immigrants brought illegally into the country as children—President Donald Trump made that legislative

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Non-Starter: White House Immigration Demands in Exchange for the DREAM Act

by KIND Press Release   on October 9, 2017

October 9, 2017—The immigration priorities demanded by the White House in exchange for the DREAM Act is a non-starter.   The proposal eviscerates basic protections for immigrant and refugees, and specifically targets refugee and migrant children

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Unimaginable Cruelty

by Rachel Anspach   on October 9, 2017   publication:

Jorge was set to travel to the United States from El Salvador this past summer. The 20-year-old, whose family requested that his real name not be used in this story because of fear for his

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White House Makes Hard-Line Demands for Any ‘Dreamers’ Deal

by Michael D. Shear   on October 8, 2017   publication:

WASHINGTON — The White House on Sunday delivered to Congress a long list of hard-line immigration measures that President Trump is demanding in exchange for any deal to protect the young undocumented immigrants known as

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By Ending Vital Lifeline for Central American Children, Trump Administration Endangers Thousands and Ensures Many More Will Make Dangerous Journey to US

by KIND Press Release   on September 28, 2017

September 28, 2017—The Trump Administration has just ensured that thousands more children from Central America will make the life-threatening journey to the United States alone to seek safety from gangs and narco-traffickers.   Ending the

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Plenary: Speak Up Against Hate, Policies Harming Immigrant Kids

by Trisha Korioth   on September 16, 2017   publication:

Despite rhetoric, it is not illegal for children and families to come to our border and seek protection from violence, Julie Linton, MD, FAAP, co-chair of the AAP Immigrant Health Special Interest Group, told attendees

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