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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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National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Partners with KIND

by KIND   on February 23, 2010

The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) has formed a first-of-its-kind partnership with Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), a nonprofit organization founded by Microsoft Corporation and actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, to provide

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KIND Urges Humanitarian Parole for Unaccompanied and Separated Haitian Children

by KIND   on January 20, 2010

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) applauds the decision by the U.S. government to grant humanitarian parole to certain Haitian orphans and allowing them to come to the United States to receive the care they

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KIND Welcomes TPS for Haitians

by KIND   on January 16, 2010

KIND welcomes the Obama administration’s decision to grant temporary protected status (TPS) to Haitians in the United States. TPS will provide these Haitians a safe haven while Haiti struggles to recover and rebuild. To read

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