KIND President Wendy Young Appointed to New Homeland Security Advisory Council

March 17, 2022

Washington, DC– KIND President Wendy Young is among 33 new members of the Homeland Security Advisory Council (the “Council”) announced today by Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas. Secretary Mayorkas has been working since last year to re-envision the Council to better meet the challenges and seize the opportunities presented by an ever-changing world.

“I am honored to be part of such an illustrious group working to uphold our nation’s core values using the innovation, creativity, and determination that has defined the United States throughout our history,” said KIND President Wendy Young. “KIND appreciates Secretary Mayorkas’ commitment to ensuring diverse perspectives that will represent the widest range of viewpoints and needs, including those of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children.”

The new members of the Secretary’s Advisory Council include former Cabinet Secretaries from both Democratic and Republican administrations; chief executive officers from the technology, energy, transportation, financial, food and consumer products, and venture capital industries; executive leaders of national law enforcement organizations; Presidents and CEOs of non-profit organizations dedicated to human rights, government accountability, and community security and empowerment; leaders of nonpartisan policy institutes; and other leading professionals.

“KIND is committed to protecting immigrant and refugee children wherever they are in the world and in their journey,” Young added. “I look forward to working with the Secretary and the other talented members of the Council to best prepare the United States for future challenges and opportunities while promoting our leadership in protecting the most vulnerable around the world.”

Additional resources:

The First Year: Biden Administration’s Policies on Unaccompanied Children

Concrete steps to protecting unaccompanied children on the move


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