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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Legal Representation for Children and Youth Program Request for Proposals

September 22, 2021

KIND seeks proposals by non-profit, community-based organizations in New Jersey with at least 5 years of experience providing legal representation and social support services to…

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KIND Urges the Biden Administration to Immediately Halt Deportation of Haitians Seeking Safety, Allow Access to U.S. Protection

September 20, 2021

As thousands of desperate Haitians fleeing instability and violence, including children, wait amid squalid conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, Kids in Need of…

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Title 42 Court Ruling Will Save Lives if Biden Administration Fully Rescinds Policy

September 16, 2021

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is praising today’s District Court for the District of Columbia ruling enjoining the application of the Title 42 border…

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KIND Comments on DHS Docket for Victims of Severe Forms of Trafficking in Persons

September 15, 2021

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) submits the following comments in response to the above-referenced request for comments. KIND is the leading national nonprofit organization…

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Central American Minors Resettlement Program Expansion Will Protect More Children from Perilous Journey

September 14, 2021

Yesterday, the Biden Administration took another step forward in protecting the large numbers of children experiencing persecution and violence in the Northern Triangle countries of…

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Legal Counsel for Unaccompanied Children Is Essential to Due Process and Government Efficiency

September 10, 2021

Without attorneys, it is all but impossible for unaccompanied children to navigate the complex and adversarial U.S. immigration system. Yet year after year, most of…

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KIND Issues Guidance for Protecting Unaccompanied Afghan Children Arriving in the United States

September 7, 2021

Today, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) issued guidance for protecting unaccompanied children fleeing Afghanistan. While the international community’s mass evacuation of U.S. citizens and…

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Protecting Afghan Unaccompanied and Separated Children Arriving in the United States

September 2, 2021

While the evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afghan nationals winding down, the flow of refugees from the Taliban regime has only just begun.  In these…

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Children Face Increasing Risk as Situation in Afghanistan Deteriorates

August 27, 2021

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) today cautioned that as the situation in Afghanistan deteriorates and terrorist attacks threaten those fleeing, including children and families,…

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