KIND Blueprint: Concrete Steps to Protect Unaccompanied Children on the Move

November 2, 2020

KIND’s Blueprint for the protection of unaccompanied children provides guidance on how the U.S. government should uphold its responsibility to treat these children humanely and in accordance with the law and this country’s ideals. Their unique vulnerabilities require a legal and policy framework that provides enhanced procedural safeguards and protection…

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Trauma, Grief, and Loss (TGL) Services for Californian Adolescents

February 23, 2021

Trauma, grief, and loss (TGL) services for Californian adolescents are needed now more than ever. It is crucial for students’ well-being, long-term health, and educational…

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Briefing Paper and Key Recommendations on making proposed EU measures concerning migrant children at the EU external border more child-centered and child-sensitive

February 23, 2021

The goal of this paper is: to review more closely the issues that arise for children at the EU external borders, to identify challenges which…

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Protecting the Rights of Unaccompanied Immigrant Children in California

February 19, 2021

Child and immigration advocates welcome the introduction today of AB 1140 by Assemblymember Robert Rivas (D-Hollister) that would ensure children who come to the United…

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Proposed Immigration Bill Expected to Contain Key Protections for Children

February 18, 2021

Today’s introduction of the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 is expected to mark a significant step forward in the protection of unaccompanied children on the…

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Biden Administration Processing of Asylum Seekers Under MPP: Another Strong Step Toward Immigration Reform

February 12, 2021

The Biden Administration’s announcement that it will begin to process asylum seekers who have been forced to wait in Mexico under the Trump Administration’s Migrant…

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Protecting Kids in Perilous Times

February 12, 2021

In a year like no other, KIND acted nimbly and creatively to protect unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children. We aggressively challenged the cruel and unlawful…

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Mandated Lawyers and Systemic Changes Needed in Immigration System to Safeguard Children’s Lives

February 11, 2021

Ahead of today’s House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship hearing, “The U.S. Immigration System: The Need for Bold Reforms,” Kids in Need of Defense…

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KIND Statement for the Record: House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing

February 11, 2021

KIND submitted the following statement for the record "The U.S. Immigration System: The Need for Bold Reforms” for the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and…

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Mapping Migrant Children in Detention

February 10, 2021

In recent years, administrative policies seeking to roll back protections for immigrant and refugee children and families have had devastating impacts and only highlighted the…

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