2019 Annual Report: Protecting Kids in Peril

May 11, 2020

As KIND embarks on its second decade, we face serious and daunting challenges that put unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. southern border and those on the move around the world at risk.  They are in peril and, in response, KIND is leading a strategic, smart, and robust effort to protect…

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KIND Statement on DHS Inspector General Report on Family Separation

June 2, 2020

Two years after the Trump Administration implemented its policy to separate immigrant children from their parents, today the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Inspector General…

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Briefing Paper and Key Recommendations Concerning Measures at EU Borders for Unaccompanied Children

May 28, 2020

Child Circle and Kids in Need of Defense (“KIND”) share a summary of core recommendations below on what measures should be in place at the…

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Why the U.S. Must Halt Deportations and Expulsions During COVID-19

May 21, 2020

U.S. deportation and expulsion practices are recklessly exposing an entire region to increased risk of COVID-19. Since the onset of the pandemic, even as it…

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CDC Extension to Close Border to Kids Runs Counter to Commonsense, Expert Advice

May 19, 2020

In response to today’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order to continue the temporary suspension of all immigration into the United States, Kids…

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European Initiative Fact Sheet

May 13, 2020

Through its new European Initiative, KIND will help unaccompanied children in Europe access free legal assistance, using its more than 10 years of success in…

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Declaration of Experts on Violence Against Women in Honduras

May 13, 2020

In response to the State Department Human Right's Report's gutting of the violence against women section, KIND enlisted Honduran women's rights experts to prepare the…

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Family Separation: Two Years Later

May 7, 2020

It has been two years since the Trump Administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy issued on May 7, 2018 that forcibly separated immigrant and refugee parents and…

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Request for DOJ OIG Investigation into EOIR's Failure to Suspend Detained Children's Hearings Amid COVID-19

May 7, 2020

On behalf of 23 legal services organizations that serve unaccompanied children, KIND submitted a letter to the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General…

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Border Closure Exposing Children to Heightened Risk of Trafficking and Exploitation

April 29, 2020

In the midst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is turning away unaccompanied children and asylum seekers at its…

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