Dual Crises: KIND Report on Gender-Based Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 1, 2021

Gender-based violence has long been one of the main drivers of migration from Central America to the United States. Widespread violence, including sexual abuse, human trafficking, and violence in the home and family, combined with a lack of access to protection and justice forces children and women to flee in…

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KIND Supports Independent Immigration Courts and Urges Specialized Courts for Children to Address Unique Needs

January 20, 2022

Unaccompanied children are among the world’s most vulnerable groups, traveling hundreds or thousands of miles to the United States to escape dangers no child should…

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Statement for Record: For the Rule of Law, An Independent Immigration Court

January 19, 2022

Unaccompanied migrant children are among the world’s most vulnerable individuals. They have traveled hundreds or thousands of miles to the United States, often completely on…

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Public Engagement Critical to Ensure Family Reunification Task Force Lives Up to Its Promise

January 19, 2022

As the Biden Administration’s Interagency Taskforce on the Reunification of Families ends its first year, it seeks input from the public on efforts to reunite…

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Familias separadas a la fuerza en la frontera de EEUU pueden reunificarse en los EEUU

January 18, 2022

Los padres, niñas, niños,y adolescentes que fueron separadosa la fuerza por el gobierno de EEUU en la frontera de EEUU y Mexico entre el 20…

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Families forcibly separated at the U.S. border can reunify in the United States

January 18, 2022

Parents and children who were forcibly separated by the U.S. government at the U.S.-Mexico border between January 20, 2017 - January 20, 2021, can apply…

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Left in Limbo: Why Special Immigrant Juveniles Need Employment Authorization

January 13, 2022

Patricia,1 a 21-year-old Salvadoran woman, received her green card in 2021, almost six years after fleeing El Salvador due to parental abuse. During most of…

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KIND Report Finds Both Progress and Missed Opportunities Toward Protection of Unaccompanied Children in Biden Administration’s First Year

January 11, 2022

Today, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) released a new report that analyzes the Biden Administration’s progress in its first year on priorities that are…

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The First Year of the Biden Administration’s Policies on Unaccompanied Children

January 11, 2022

President Biden came into office in January 2021 with a sweeping agenda to reform the U.S. immigration system to ensure that it is “fair, safe,…

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KIND Client Katty Shares What Matters Most to Her Through Photography

January 7, 2022

Through KIND’s Voices That Matter Most project, clients explored storytelling through photography, created a photographic series that told a personal story, and learned how telling…

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