Know Your Rights Information on ICE Raids for Parents/Community/Attorneys

Published   on July 15, 2019

The below is a collection of Know Your Rights resources to help prepare parents, community members, and attorneys on ICE raids on the sponsors of unaccompanied children and families. Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)  Advice and

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Recommendations to Combat Abuse and Harm of Children in CBP Custody

Published   on July 11, 2019

Download PDF Here Download Spanish PDF Here July 11, 2019—Troubling new reports reveal that unaccompanied children, many of whom have fled to the U.S. in search of protection, are facing abusive treatment by Customs and

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Published   on July 4, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions   What is KIND?  Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) helps unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children who come to the United States without parents or legal guardians seeking protection. We envision a

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KIND Fact Sheet

Published   on July 4, 2019

Over 260,000 unaccompanied children have arrived in the United States since 2014 They are fleeing violence from which their countries cannot protect them. Most unaccompanied children come from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala— three of the

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How You Can Help Protect Detained Immigrant Children

Published   on June 26, 2019

How You Can Help Protect Detained Children Here is what you can do: Speak out We need to raise our collective voices—again – to stop the Trump Administration’s injustice and cruelty against immigrant and refugee

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Family Separation: One Year Later

Published   on June 5, 2019

Download the full report here. On May 7, 2018, the Trump Administration announced its “Zero Tolerance Policy,” a brutal and ineffective form of deterrence to families seeking safety, under which families arriving at the border

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Blocked From Safety: Unaccompanied Children along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Published   on June 3, 2019

Click here to download. Background Beginning in December 2018, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) conducted a series of visits to different points along the United States-Mexico border to learn about conditions and challenges experienced

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Recommendations for CBP Standards When Detaining Children

Published   on May 23, 2019

Click here to download.   CBP Facilities Need State-Licensed Child Welfare Professionals State-licensed professionals specially trained in the screening and care of children—not CBP agents—should evaluate children’s needs and conduct all screenings that occur before

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What are the TVPRA Procedural Protections for Unaccompanied Children?

Published   on April 1, 2019

Are They “Loopholes” to Compliance with Our Immigration Enforcement System?   Download PDF here. In response to the arrival of increasing numbers of unaccompanied children and families at the U.S.’ Southern border in recent months,

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