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Immigration Advocate Weighs In On Trump Administration’s Move To End Flores Agreement

by Audie Cornish   on August 21, 2019   in npr   publication:

KIND’s President, Wendy Young, speaks to NPR’s Audie Cornish, about President Trump’s moves to change requirements for the detention of migrant children. Listen here: https://www.npr.org/2019/08/21/753213221/immigration-advocate-weighs-in-on-trump-administrations-move-to-end-flores-agree


White House Cuts Activities Funding for Unaccompanied Migrant Children

by Rachel Martin   on June 6, 2019   in npr   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: https://www.npr.org/2019/06/06/730208034/white-house-cuts-activities-funding-for-unaccompanied-migrant-children


Trump Administration Ends Some Services For Migrant Children in Shelters

by Joel Rose   on June 5, 2019   in npr   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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NPR “Up First” – Wendy Young (May 21, 2019)

by Joel Rose   on May 21, 2019   in npr   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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Mexican Authorities Arrest 3 Suspects In The Murder Of 2 Honduran Teenagers

by Carrie Kahn   on December 20, 2018   in npr   publication:

KIND’s, Jennifer Podkul, speaks to Carrie Kahn on the murder of two Honduran teens this past week in Tijuana, Mexico, and the extreme vulnerabilities unaccompanied children are facing there. More here: https://www.npr.org/2018/12/20/678557712/mexican-authorities-arrest-3-suspects-in-the-murder-of-2-honduran-teenagers


Almost 15,000 Migrant Children Now Held At Nearly Full Shelters

by John Burnett   on December 13, 2018   in npr   publication:

The number of immigrant children being held in government custody has reached almost 15,000, putting a network of federally contracted shelters across the country near capacity. The national network of more than 100 shelters are

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Shelters For Immigrant Teens Expanded As Record Numbers Continue To Cross

by John Burnett   on September 13, 2018   in npr   publication:

The Trump administration is expanding its shelter capacity to handle a record number of immigrant teenagers who crossed the border seeking work and asylum. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is now overseeing

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Immigration Lawyer On Separated Children

by Scott Simon   on August 4, 2018   in npr   publication:

SCOTT SIMON, HOST: The deadline to reunite migrant children, who were separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, has come and gone. And this weekend hundreds of children are still waiting. Attorneys across the

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Officials Race To Meet Deadline To Re-Unite Migrant Children With Parents

by Richard Gonzales   on July 6, 2018   in npr   publication:

KIND’s President, Wendy Young, speaks to NPR’s Richard Gonzales, on the Trump administration’s race to meet a court-ordered deadline to reunite migrant children with their parents. Click here to listen: https://www.npr.org/2018/07/06/626442028/officials-race-to-meet-deadline-to-re-unite-migrant-children-with-parents


Officials Race To Meet Deadline To Re-Unite Migrant Children With Parents

  on July 6, 2018   in npr   publication:

KIND’s President, Wendy Young, spoke with NPR’s Richard Gonzales on the Trump administration’s race to meet court-ordered deadline to reunite migrant children with their parents. Click here to listen: https://www.npr.org/2018/07/06/626442028/officials-race-to-meet-deadline-to-re-unite-migrant-children-with-parents