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Biden Administration Must Stay the Course and End Title 42 Once and For All

As Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas prepares to testify at today’s House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) urges…...

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Immigration Advocates File Complaints Protesting the Treatment of Children in Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Custody

KIND, and three other immigration advocacy organizations across the country filed complaints with the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (CRCL) and the Office…...

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KIND Applauds Helsinski Commission Decision to Highlight Human Trafficking Risks Ukrainian Refugees Face

KIND applauds the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe's decision to highlight the trafficking dangers refugees fleeing Ukraine face, particularly unaccompanied and separated children....

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Terminating Title 42: A Good First Step Among Many to Ensure Orderly and Humane Processing of Children at Border

In advance of today’s House Homeland Security Committee hearing, KIND urges the Biden Administration to act now to ensure the orderly and humane processing of…...

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KIND Welcomes Legislation to Create Independent Children’s Immigration Court 

This week, the House Judiciary Committee is marking up The Real Courts, Real Law Act of 2022 (H.R. 6577)....

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KIND Welcomes Biden Administration’s Decision to End Title 42

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) today called the Biden Administration’s reported plans to end Title 42 in May a welcome and long-overdue policy shift…...

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KIND Praises President Biden’s Call for Legal Representation of all Unaccompanied Children

KIND lauds the Biden Administration for its historic commitment to ensuring legal representation of all unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings....

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KIND Releases Guidance on Protecting Unaccompanied Children Arriving in the EU after Fleeing Ukraine

Today, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the Brussels-based Child Circle issued a briefing note featuring recommendations on critical areas of action to strengthen…...

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KIND President Wendy Young Appointed to New Homeland Security Advisory Council

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…...

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