KIND Letter to USCIS - Postponing Deadlines for Children's Cases due to COVID-19

April 7, 2020

On behalf of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), I write to urgently request that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) further expand its recent announcements that relax certain filing deadlines, in order to ensure that applicants and petitioners, particularly children, do not risk their health to complete requests for…

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KIND Letter to USCIS - Postponing Deadlines for Children's Cases due to COVID-19

April 7, 2020

On behalf of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), I write to urgently request that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) further expand its recent…

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Border Patrol Guidance Document Reveals Lack of Protections for Unaccompanied Children

April 3, 2020

Today in response to Border Patrol COVID-19 guidance that substantiates reports of agents turning away immigrants seeking safety in the United States, including unaccompanied children,…

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Media Telebriefing: Experts Address COVID-19 Dangers for Unaccompanied Children

April 1, 2020

As we all continue to grapple with the growing impact of COVID-19 on the United States, the news is increasingly grim with more states issuing…

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KIND Comments on EOIR Proposed Rule to Increase Filing Fees

March 30, 2020

KIND submitted comments to the Proposed Rule arguing that the proposed increases in filing fees should be withdrawn as they are not justified on the…

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Senate letter to EOIR calling for postponement of detained children's hearings

March 27, 2020

Senator Blumenthal (D-CT) led a letter to the Department of Justice and the Executive Office for Immigration Review calling for the postponement of immigration hearings…

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Immigration Court Announcement Runs Counter to COVID-19 Federal Guidance

March 26, 2020

In procedures inexplicably announced on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings via Twitter, the Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) said that immigration courts…

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KIND Urges Commonsense Precautions to Protect Unaccompanied Children and Professionals Who Serve Them

March 20, 2020

Today we call for immediate implementation of commonsense policies and precautions to protect the long-term health and safety of unaccompanied children on the move and…

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Letter urging for the postponement of hearings for detained unaccompanied children during COVID-19 emergency

March 20, 2020

Letter from 26 legal services organizations urging postponement of hearings for detained unaccompanied children during COVID-19 emergency.

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KIND Urges Suspension of All Immigration Court Hearings for Detained Unaccompanied Children During the COVID-19 Emergency

March 18, 2020

As a legal services organization serving unaccompanied children throughout the United States, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) expresses its deep concern for the safety…

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