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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:

Are There More Migrant Minors Who Have Died in Government Custody?

by Jack Herrera   on June 6, 2019   publication:

The government agency that takes custody over all unaccompanied minors who arrive on the border has been unable to answer questions about the number of children who have died in its custody in the years

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Trump Administration To Deprive Migrant Kids In Shelters Of English Lessons, Legal Aid

by Angelina Chapin   on June 5, 2019   publication:

Unaccompanied immigrant children in government detention centers across the U.S. will no longer have English classes, recreational programs or legal aid, according to Department of Health and Human Services emails first obtained by The Washington

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Trump Administration Ends Some Services For Migrant Children in Shelters

by Joel Rose   on June 5, 2019   publication:

KIND’s President Wendy Young, speaks to NPR’s Joel Rose on the Trump Administration’s decision to cut funding for legal aid, English classes, and recreational activities for unaccompanied migrant children in detention centers. Click here to

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Trump administration cuts English classes, soccer and legal aid for migrant children at shelters

by Jared Weber   on June 5, 2019   publication:

Citing a tightening budget, the Trump Administration announced Wednesday it is cutting English classes, recreational activities and legal aid for unaccompanied minors living in federal migrant shelters. The activities, including soccer games and ping-pong, are

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U.S. Limits Protections for Some Migrant Children

by Kristina Cooke and Mica Rosenberg   on May 31, 2019   publication:

U.S. immigration authorities on Friday said the government would limit which migrant children who enter the country alone qualify for special protections in the United States, the latest move by the Trump administration to tighten immigration

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VisionQuest employees: ‘It’s not safe for us … How would it be safe for the kids?’

by Laura Benshoff   on May 23, 2019   publication:

On March 27, the employees of VisionQuest presented a united front. Sitting together during a contentious four-hour community meeting in North Philadelphia, they cheered on their employer and asked for a chance to work with

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NPR “Up First” – Wendy Young (May 21, 2019)

by Joel Rose   on May 21, 2019   publication:

KIND’s, Wendy Young, speaks to NPR’s, Joel Rose about the 5th child who has died under U.S. custody and the critical need to provide care to children from the moment they are taken into U.S.

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