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Lawyers for Unaccompanied Children Laud Introduction of WISE Act

Today, Representatives Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) introduced the Working for Immigrant Safety and Empowerment (WISE) Act, which would provide…...

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Ruling to End Title 42 Will Restore Vital Protections at U.S-Mexico Border

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) welcomes U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan’s ruling this evening that vacates the Title 42 policy....

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Mayorkas on the Hill: Act Now to Create Safe, Orderly Border Reception for Children Alone

As Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas prepares this week to testify before the  House Homeland Security Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee, Kids…...

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KIND Condemns Reports of Ukrainian Children Forcibly Sent to Russia for Adoption

Children are most vulnerable amid conflict, and as Russia's war with Ukraine continues, children face devastating consequences, particularly those without a parent or guardian to…...

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Court Ruling Intensifies Uncertainty for Dreamers: Congress Must Act

The 5th Circuit upheld a Texas district court’s ruling that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) violated the Administrative Procedures Act but sent the case…...

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Advocates for Unaccompanied Children Welcome Funding for HHS

Kids in Need of Defense calls for allocation to legal support for unaccompanied children....

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Advocates for Unaccompanied Children Call for an End to Reliance on Shelters like Fort Bliss After HHS IG Report

A watchdog report found that conditions hindered case management for unaccompanied children at the Texas emergency intake site in 2021. ...

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KIND Commends Senators’ Call to Send Child Welfare Professionals to the Border

WASHINGTON — Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) applauds Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) for their letter yesterday calling upon the Department…...

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Global Priorities for Unaccompanied, Separated Children

Kids In Need of Defense outlines critical needs of children in advance of UNGA....

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