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Young and Alone, Facing Court and Deportation

by Julia Preston   on August 25, 2012   publication:

Watch the video, HERE. The judge called his next case, scanning the courtroom. The immigrant who was facing deportation rose to his feet, in a clean T-shirt and khaki pants several sizes too large, with

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Growing Up in America 6/11/12

  on June 11, 2012

Join Dr. Bob Sanborn and Mandi Kimball from CHILDREN AT RISK for the June 11th episode of the Growing Up in America on 90.1FM KPFT in Houston! This segment features Bill Bentley, President and CEO of

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Lackland AFB a temporary shelter for immigrant children

by Jason Buch   on April 26, 2012   publication:

In and around a beige barracks on Lackland AFB, 200 children sleep on military-style cots, eat in an atmosphere similar to a school cafeteria, watch movies and play soccer on a small patch of dirt.

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Spike In Undocumented Immigrant Children Prompts Use Of Military Base As Shelter

by Cristina Cosantini   on April 18, 2012   publication:

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Air Force turned a San Antonio Air Force base into temporary shelter for 100 undocumented children Monday, after being overwhelmed by unusually high rates

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Microsoft’s Top Lawyer Recruits Celebrities and Colleagues to Start Charity

by Caroline Preston   on October 20, 2011   publication:

Kids in Need of Defense provides free legal assistance to immigrant children in courtrooms across the country. Its roots are in an unexpected place: the Microsoft Corporation. Brad Smith (left), Microsoft’s general counsel, got the

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New Bill Includes Key Protections for Unaccompanied Children

by KIND   on July 1, 2011

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) applauds the introduction of a bill to reauthorize key anti-trafficking legistation that includes expanded protections for unaccompanied children in the United States.  Click here to read more about The

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Some Young Migrants Face Deportation With No Lawyer

by Meredith Hoffman   on June 13, 2011   publication:

Leticia was 15 when Border Patrol agents climbed on her Greyhound bus in rural Louisiana and started asking people for papers. The Guatemalan girl panicked. She spoke almost no English and carried a recently expired

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DHS Makes Humanitarian Decision in Returning Teenagers to the U.S. from Mexico

by KIND   on January 31, 2011

Kids In Need of Defense (KIND) applauds the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) decision to bring back to the United States on humanitarian grounds three teenagers the agency apprehended a month ago in a controversial

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KIND’s Social Media Policy

  on January 1, 2011

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a nonprofit organization that works to find pro bono representation for unaccompanied children in the United States. We also advocate for laws, policies, and procedures to enhance the

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Microsoft Donates $3 Million to Help Children Alone in the United States

by KIND   on October 19, 2010

The Microsoft Corporation has donated $3 million to help children who come to the United States without a parent or legal guardian find pro bono lawyers to represent them in immigration court proceedings. The $3

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