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McConnell-Trump bill: Dangerous and Disingenuous

  on January 23, 2019

January 23, 2019 – The Senate Republican leadership’s funding bill to end the government shutdown that would codify President Trump’s immigration proposal into law is dangerous and disingenuous.  Instead of offering humanitarian protection, it would

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Senate plans votes on competing bills to reopen government

by Erica Werner, John Wagner, and Jeff Stein   on January 22, 2019   publication:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday scheduled a pair of competing votes to reopen the federal government, announcing that he would bring up dueling proposals from President Trump and the Democrats that would

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Non-zero tolerance: DHS is still separating families at the border

by Caitlin Dickson   on January 18, 2019   publication:

In the five months since President Trump issued an executive order indefinitely suspending his administration’s zero-tolerance family separation policy, immigration officials have continued to separate immigrant children and parents — at steadily increasing rates. According

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The Crisis at the Border as Seen from the Mexican Side

by The Washington State Indivisible Podcast   on January 11, 2019   publication:

KIND’s Jen Podkul speaks to The Washington State Indivisible Podcast about the humanitarian crisis happening at the Mexico border and her recent travels to Tijuana to investigate the conditions for immigrant children there. She discusses what

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Amending TVPRA, Terminating Flores: Non-Negotiable Threats to Immigrant and Refugee Children

  on January 7, 2019

KIND strongly condemns President Trump’s request in a January 4, 2019 letter to Congress to terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement and amend the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA) as both changes will

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Malala Yousafzai on Stories of Refugee Girls

by CBS News   on January 7, 2019   publication:

Malala Yousafzai speaks to CBS News about her new book on stories of refugee girls, “We Are Displaced,” where she also discusses the story of KIND client, Analisa*, whose story is also included in the

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Malala Yousafzai – Helping Refugee Girls With ‘We Are Displaced’ & Malala Fund – Extended Interview

by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah   on January 7, 2019   publication:

Malala Yousafzai speaks with Trevor Noah about her new book “We Are Displaced,” where she also shares some details of KIND client, Analisa* that was interviewed for the book from Guatemala. See interview here: http://www.cc.com/video-clips/3dugok/the-daily-show-with-trevor-noah-malala-yousafzai—helping-refugee-girls-with–we-are-displaced—-malala-fund—extended-interview


Trump’s Border Wall Could Result In More Child Deaths, Advocates Worry

by Angelina Chapin   on January 5, 2019   publication:

The government shutdown has dragged on for two weeks due to President Donald Trump’s insistence on border wall funding. And while Trump is characterizing the barrier as a non-negotiable tenet of border security, immigrant experts

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22,000 Migrant Children Illegally Crossed the Southern U.S. Border in December

by Valerie Bauman   on January 3, 2019   publication:

Some 22,000 minors illegally crossed the Southern U.S. border in December, a number that government officials say bolsters the argument for building the president’s promised border wall. Of those 22,000 minors, roughly 5,000 were unaccompanied

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Young Immigrants Seeking Refuge From Abuse Face Denials

by Amy Taxin and Deepti Hajela   on January 2, 2019   publication:

Some immigrant youth looking to start over in the United States after fleeing abusive homes are seeing their applications for green cards rejected because the Trump administration says they’re too old. A U.S. government program

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