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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New Report Details Impact of COVID-19 on Gender-based Violence in Central America

December 2, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly exacerbated gender-based violence (GBV) in Central America, a region where this violence is already widespread and the main driver of…

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KIND Comment to DHS Proposed Rule on DACA

November 30, 2021

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) submits this comment in response to the above Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA),”…

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House Build Back Better Bill Contains Key Protections for Immigrants

November 19, 2021

Washington, DC – Following today’s House of Representatives passage of the Build Back Better Act, Kids in Need of Defense is praising inclusion of key…

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La Cumbre de Lideres de Norteamérica en La Casa Blanca Debería Incluir Protecciones Para Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes No Acompañados en Transito

November 18, 2021

Washington, DC – Al preparar la bienvenida por parte del presidente Biden al primer ministro canadiense, Justin Trudeau y al presidente mexicano, Andrés Manuel López…

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White House North American Leaders’ Summit Agenda Should Include Protection for Unaccompanied Children on the Move

November 18, 2021

Washington, DC – As President Biden prepares to welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to the White House…

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KIND Se Une con ACNUR (UNHCR) Para Reunir a Familias Separadas, Registrarlos Para Reunificación en los Estados Unidos

November 15, 2021

Cientos de padres y madres deportados que permanecen separados de sus hijos/as a causa de la política de “cero tolerancia” de la administración anterior en…

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KIND Partners with UNHCR to Reunite Separated Families, Register Them for U.S. Reunification

November 15, 2021

Hundreds of deported parents who remain separated from their children because of the last administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border will now have…

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Statement for the Record: Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security Senate Committee on the Judiciary

November 12, 2021

KIND is uniquely positioned to understand the dangers that migrant children face—dangers in their countries of origin, including severe violence, abuse, and human trafficking; dangers…

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Senator Hirono’s Fair Day in Court for Kids Act Provides the Legal Protection All Children Deserve

November 4, 2021

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is praising the introduction of the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021, legislation by Senator Mazie…

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