Note on Unaccompanied Children Fleeing from Ukraine

March 23, 2022

This briefing paper focuses on responses in the European Union (EU) to the arrival of unaccompanied children fleeing from Ukraine. It is evident that the scale and pace, and potentially long lasting nature, of the situation leads to huge difficulties in organising comprehensive responses from a legal, policy and practical…

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Title 42 Court Decision Prolongs Needless Suffering of Children and Families Seeking Safety

May 20, 2022

Today’s court ruling blocking the end of the Title 42 authority is a grave disappointment and a wrong-headed action that undermines the United States’ long…

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Centering Migrant Children in the Collaborative Migration Management Strategy

May 12, 2022

In July 2021, the Biden Administration launched the Collaborative Migration Management Strategy (CMMS) to promote safe, orderly, and humane migration in North and Central America.…

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Recommendations for including migrant children in the U.S. government’s Collaborative Migration Management Strategy

May 12, 2022

In July 2021, the Biden Administration launched the Collaborative Migration Management Strategy (CMMS) with the goal of promoting safe, orderly, and humane migration in North…

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Securing and Ensuring Order on the Southwest Border

May 5, 2022

This statement highlights several actions that can be taken immediately to ensure safe and appropriate treatment of unaccompanied children and uphold children’s rights and protection…

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Statement for the Record: Resources and Authorities Needed to Protect and Secure the Homeland

May 5, 2022

As the Biden Administration prepares for safe and orderly processing at the border following the end of the Title 42 policy it faces a critical…

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KIND Urges Practical and Innovative Solutions to Protect Children Alone at U.S.-Mexico Border

May 4, 2022

KIND urges the Biden Administration to take immediate steps to protect the safety of unaccompanied children at the U.S.-Mexico border as it prepares to lift…

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Expanding Unaccompanied Immigrant Children's Access to State and Municipal Identification Cards & Driver's Licenses

May 2, 2022

Each year thousands of unaccompanied immigrant children (UCs) arrive in the U.S. without their parent or legal guardians. When UCs are released from federal government…

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Biden Administration Must Stay the Course and End Title 42 Once and For All

April 28, 2022

As Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas prepares to testify at today’s House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) urges…

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Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security

April 26, 2022

KIND has witnessed the many challenges confronting children in search of protection and the enduring importance of policies and legal safeguards in the U.S. immigration…

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