2020 Annual Report: Unparalleled Leadership in Unprecedented Times

April 7, 2021

It is safe to say that 2020 was a year like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic required us to physically distance while finding ways to strengthen our connections to better serve unaccompanied children on the move, whose journeys were made even more perilous because of the virus. These unparalleled times…

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Administration’s Immigration Cap Runs Counter to Nation’s Commitment to Protect Refugees

April 16, 2021

In response to today’s announcement that the Biden Administration will not lift his predecessor’s historically low cap of 15,000 refugees for this year, Kids in…

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KIND México Principles for Migrant Children

April 9, 2021

Read and download KIND México's principles for the protection of migrant children:

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U.S.-Mexico Cooperation is Vital to Protect Children on the Move

March 26, 2021

As officials from the White House meet with representatives from the Mexican and Guatemalan governments this week to discuss a humane path forward to manage…

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KIND Endorses Senator Gillibrand’s FAIR Proceedings Act of 2021 And Urges Senators to Cosponsor

March 23, 2021

Unaccompanied children, many of whom have fled dangers that include extreme violence and sexual exploitation, are among the world’s most vulnerable groups. Legal counsel is…

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Implementation of the Mexican Legal Reforms that Prohibit Detention of Accompanied and Unaccompanied Migrant Children

March 22, 2021

Human rights organizations in Mexico have been advocating for alternatives to detention for migrant children for over 10 years. The impact of immigration detention on…

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KIND Statement for the Record: House Committee on Homeland Security

March 17, 2021

KIND submitted the following statement for the record “The Way Forward on Homeland Security” for the House Committee on Homeland Security on March 17, 2021…

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Biden Administration Abandons Multi-Department MOA That Undermined Child Confidentiality

March 12, 2021

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) today praised a Biden Administration announcement that it has rescinded a multi-department Memorandum of Agreement that undermined client confidentiality…

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As Child Arrivals Rise, Administration Must Seek Sustainable Solutions

March 10, 2021

As the number of unaccompanied children at the border continues to rise, the Biden Administration today took a significant step forward to addressing the flow…

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Comments to Proposed Information Collection at 86 FR 1114, Mental Health Care Services for Unaccompanied Alien Children

March 10, 2021

On March 8,  KIND submitted comments in response to new forms proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) relating to the provision…

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