Press Telebriefing: Children’s lack of access to protection at the border

December 18, 2018


Washington, DC — According to immigration advocates who recently visited border camps in Tijuana housing refugees and migrants, unaccompanied children are at grave risk of serious harm and are being prevented from applying for asylum by the Trump administration. Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the Women’s Refugee Commission will describe the process in these camps that is not only failing to protect children but also placing children in extreme harm.

Join us for a press telebriefing of what these policy and medical experts saw and the stories they heard from children in these border camps.


Jennifer Podkul, Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Michelle Brané, Director, Migrant Rights and Justice Program, Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC)

Maria Odom, Vice President for Legal Services, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)

Lisa Frydman, Vice President, Regional Policy and Initiatives, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)


Media Contact: Megan McKenna,, 202-631-9990