Remain in Mexico: A Dangerous and Untenable Proposal

Published   on November 30, 2018

Extreme violence by gangs and narco-traffickers, pervasive sexual-and gender-based violence, and horrific abuse have forced thousands of children to flee Central America in search of protection that their countries cannot or will not provide. Efforts

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Presidential Proclamation: Needless and Undermines U.S. Asylum System

Published   on November 13, 2018

There is no crisis at the border. Overall migration to our southern border is at a historic low. The number of families and children seeking protection has increased as conditions in Central America have deteriorated,

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KIND Comments on the Proposed Flores Regulations

Published   on November 8, 2018


Published   on November 1, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions   What is KIND? Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) helps unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children who come to the United States without parents or legal guardians seeking safety. We envision a

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KIND Fact Sheet

Published   on November 1, 2018

Over 240,000 unaccompanied children have arrived in the United States since 2014 They are fleeing violence from which their countries cannot protect them. Most unaccompanied children come from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala— three of the

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Migrant Caravan: The Need to Address Root Causes

Published   on October 24, 2018

The migrant caravan underscores the dire need to address the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States, including the pervasive violence that forces children without parents and families with young children

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2017 Annual Report

Published   on October 11, 2018

Tornillo: Punishment, not Protection

Published   on October 10, 2018

Download PDF here. Tornillo is being run as an emergency facility. The government ran emergency facilities in 2014 during a surprise influx of children seeking protection arriving at our border. There is no crisis of

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Flores Settlement Agreement: Why is the Administration Proposing New Regulations?

Published   on October 1, 2018

Download the PDF here. In 1985, 15-year-old Jenny Lisette Flores fled civil war in her home country of El Salvador and journeyed to the United States. When she arrived in California, she was arrested and

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