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One of the first reports that the government was separating children from their parents at the border with Mexico came from the Los Angeles Times in February. “Thousands of parents who crossed illegally into the
For this mother and daughter, separated a year ago at the southern border, Trump’s ‘zero-tolerance’ policy isn’t new
When Maria was six in August 2017, she was separated from her mother, Magdalena, by border patrol agents near El Paso, Texas. “I didn’t understand them,” Maria says. She and her mother speak Akateko, an
Josselin Contreras and two of her younger brothers were lost and thirsty, wandering alone on the Texas side of the Rio Grande, when Customs and Border Patrol officers caught them in the summer of 2014.
Helplessness. It’s what I feel when children are faced with the forced separation from their parent or caregiver at the US border. Anger, sadness, uncertainty, and dismay all follow closely behind. I work as an
Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is greatly concerned that the Trump Administration’s policy of family separation is imposing even more harm on the children who they are rendering “unaccompanied” by holding them for long
The internet had some extreme mood swings during the past couple weeks. First, a story from April resurfaced detailing how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had “lost track” of 1,475 unaccompanied immigrant
How to help children separated from parents at the border You’ll have heard the horrifying news about the rate at which children are being separated from their parents at the Mexico-US border. Between May 6
The Trump Administration’s Treatment Of Children At The Border And Today’s Rulebook For Finding Love
KIND’s President, Wendy Young, speaks to The Diane Rehm Show about the new Trump Administration policies that separate children from their parents at the border. Click here to listen: https://dianerehm.org/shows/2018-06-01/outrage-over-trump-administration-border-policies-and-todays-rulebook-for-finding-love
KIND’s Director of Policy, Jennifer Podkul, speaks to the Washington State Indivisible Podcast on the plight of immigrant children and what we can do about it. Click here to listen: http://www.indivisiblepodcast.org/ep-67-the-plight-of-immigrant-children-and-what-we-can-do-about-it/ — Anyone monitoring the recent
Until last October, Laura and her husband Roberto had never thought of leaving El Salvador for the US. But then they stumbled upon a gang murder — and felt they had no choice. After they