KIND Supports Independent Immigration Courts and Urges Specialized Courts for Children to Address Unique Needs

Unaccompanied children are among the world’s most vulnerable groups, traveling hundreds or thousands of miles to the United States to escape dangers no child should…...

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Public Engagement Critical to Ensure Family Reunification Task Force Lives Up to Its Promise

As the Biden Administration’s Interagency Taskforce on the Reunification of Families ends its first year, it seeks input from the public on efforts to reunite…...

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KIND Report Finds Both Progress and Missed Opportunities Toward Protection of Unaccompanied Children in Biden Administration’s First Year

Today, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) released a new report that analyzes the Biden Administration’s progress in its first year on priorities that are…...

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KIND Statement on DOJ Decision to Abandon Settlement Negotiations with Separated Families

In response to today’s announcement that Justice Department has withdrawn from ongoing global settlement negotiations to address harms done to families separated under the “zero…...

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KIND Urges Safe Passage, Protection for Migrants Following Chiapas Tragedy

Washington, DC – Dozens of people died and more than a hundred others were injured when a trailer packed with migrants, including children, crashed in…...

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Restart of MPP Will Needlessly Endanger the Lives of Children and Families

The Biden Administration’s agreement with the Mexican government to resume the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), which cruelly returned more than 60,000 asylum seekers across…...

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New Report Details Impact of COVID-19 on Gender-based Violence in Central America

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly exacerbated gender-based violence (GBV) in Central America, a region where this violence is already widespread and the main driver of…...

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House Build Back Better Bill Contains Key Protections for Immigrants

Washington, DC – Following today’s House of Representatives passage of the Build Back Better Act, Kids in Need of Defense is praising inclusion of key…...

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La Cumbre de Lideres de Norteamérica en La Casa Blanca Debería Incluir Protecciones Para Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes No Acompañados en Transito

Washington, DC – Al preparar la bienvenida por parte del presidente Biden al primer ministro canadiense, Justin Trudeau y al presidente mexicano, Andrés Manuel López…...

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