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KIND Supports Three Important Immigration Bills

by KIND Press Release   on March 7, 2019

March 7, 2019 – KIND would like to thank Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) for their leadership in introducing three important immigration bills which will improve

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‘They used the kids to get to parents like me’: How ICE’s human smuggling initiative targeted parents and children

by Laura C. Morel and Patrick Michels   on March 4, 2019   publication:

It was August 2016 when Wilson got the call, from an unknown number. A worker from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, the agency that oversees the custody of migrant children, was on the line. Wilson’s

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How to Argue Asylum Seekers Aren’t ‘Irresponsible’ For Bringing Kids to the US

by Monica Hunter-Hart   on February 25, 2019   publication:

For some people, the deaths of migrant children in Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) custody in recent months have raised questions about how the agency operates. For others, those deaths served as evidence that parents

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Asylum Seekers’ Journey to the US is Long & Dangerous – Here’s What You Need to Know

by Monica Hunter-Hart   on February 24, 2019   publication:

Following the death of a 45-year-old Mexican man on Monday, three migrants have now died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in three months. Their deaths have brought more attention to

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Researcher’s Notebook: Law firms join KIND to fight for juvenile justice

by Deena Zaidi   on February 22, 2019   publication:

Juan escaped his gang “family.” Pablo ran away from an abusive father who beat him. Beatriz was tired of living homeless and hungry.   Though the details of their individual journeys differ, by the time

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The Trump administration keeps breaking up migrant families. Here’s how they do it

by Alan Gomez   on February 21, 2019   publication:

The Trump administration has been blocked from systematically breaking up migrant families, but hundreds of children crossing the border continue to be separated from their parents in a process requiring none of the oversight used to removechildren in the United

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Organizacion KIND Ayuda a Menores Indocumentados

by Fatima Navarrete   on February 21, 2019   publication:

KIND’s, Katie Annand, speaks to Univision 21 in Fresno about KIND and their work in the Central Valley. More here:

Trump Official Helping Oversee Migrant Shelter Says He Found Out About “Zero Tolerance” Policy on TV

by Emily Green   on February 8, 2019   publication:

When senior government officials and immigration advocates testified before Congress Thursday about the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, they told harrowing stories about the thousands of children separated from their parents at the border last

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Some ‘zero tolerance’ kids might never get their parents back, U.S. admits

by Caitlin Dickson   on February 8, 2019   publication:

Last spring, following threats of violence from local gang members, a teenage girl and her mother fled their home in El Salvador to seek refuge in the United States, only to be forcibly separated from

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Testimony on Migrant Family Separation

by KVEO   on February 7, 2019   publication:

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Lawmakers held a hearing today on family separations at the border. The Health and Human Services secretary declined to testify before the committee last year. The government said more than

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