Root Causes Fact Sheet

May 27, 2021

Children and families arriving at the U.S. border to ask for protection is not new and it is not unexpected. The root causes of migration are complex and interconnected, and they have worsened over time. While most children are fleeing a form of violence, abuse, or exploitation, several interconnected factors…

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KIND Endorses the Central American Women and Children Protection Act of 2021

July 20, 2021

In June, the Central American Women and Children Protection Act was reintroduced in the House and the Senate. This bipartisan legislation would provide critical funding…

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117th Congress Key Bills & Policies Tracker

July 20, 2021

Learn more about bills and policies introduced in the 117th Congress that could affect immigrant and refugee children and their families as well as how…

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Celeste's Story

July 20, 2021

Amid the pandemic, KIND’s Voices That Matter Most project partnered with Imagination Stage, which taught clients virtually about crafting stories using stop motion animation. Participants…

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KIND Receives Texas Bar Foundation Grant to Support Legal Services for Unaccompanied Migrant Children

July 16, 2021

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) was recently selected to receive a $5,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation to support the organization’s Houston Field…

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U.S. Should Prioritize Protection, Not Deterrence for Haitian and Cuban Asylum Seekers

July 14, 2021

The Biden Administration’s position that Haitians and Cubans who may have to flee mounting political instability in their home countries should not seek safety in…

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KIND Comments for UN: Children’s Rights and Alternative Care

July 7, 2021

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) appreciates the opportunity to share its experience and recommendations related to the rights of and alternative care for unaccompanied…

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How to Support Unaccompanied Immigrant Children & Youth Students in U.S. Schools

June 29, 2021

Learn more about who unaccompanied immigrant children (UIC) are, the challenges they face, and what schools and districts can do to support UIC's in their…

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Jennifer Willis: ASL Volunteer

June 23, 2021

KIND’s Baltimore office is pleased to recognize Jennifer Willis for our June 2021 Volunteer Spotlight! We are excited to be able to highlight the very…

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AG Garland’s Decisions Allow Domestic Violence Survivors to Seek Protection Once Again

June 16, 2021

KIND applauds Attorney General Garland’s decisions today in Matter of A-B- and Matter of L-E-A-. In each case, the Attorney General’s decision set aside misguided…

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