Amicus Briefs Filed in Two Federal Lawsuits Challenging New and Vastly Increased USCIS Fees

September 16, 2020

Immigration advocacy and legal and social service organizations came together to file amicus curiae briefs in two federal lawsuits challenging provisions in USCIS’s new fee schedule —including, for the first time in U.S. history, a fee to apply for asylum; substantial increases in other filing fees; and restrictions on the availability of…

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KIND Statement on the Death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 19, 2020

Washington, DC – This evening, following the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) President Wendy Young…

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Amicus Briefs Filed in Two Federal Lawsuits Challenging New and Vastly Increased USCIS Fees

September 16, 2020

Immigration advocacy and legal and social service organizations came together to file amicus curiae briefs in two federal lawsuits challenging provisions in USCIS’s new fee schedule —including,…

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Kaitlyn Fallon, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

September 16, 2020

KIND’s New York office is pleased to highlight Kaitlyn Fallon from Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.  Kaitlyn took on representation of a KIND client from El…

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EU Member States Must Protect Children Displaced in Moria Camp Fire

September 11, 2020

Washington, DC—Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) today voiced deep concern about the displacement of more than 12,500 people, including over 4,000 children—of which more…

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Trapped and Targeted: Gender-based violence against children at the U.S.-Mexico Border

September 9, 2020

Many of the children fleeing their countries to seek safety in the United States are escaping severe forms of gender-based violence (GBV), including violence by…

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KIND and CGRS File Amicus Brief to Protect Asylum Seekers

August 24, 2020

On August 21, KIND along with the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies (CGRS) filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals…

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2020 Mid-Year Update

August 19, 2020

In these turbulent times – between the COVID-19 pandemic and continued family separations – unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children remain one of our country’s most…

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KIND's Opposition to Changes to USCIS Policy Manual on Applying Discretion

August 17, 2020

KIND submitted opposition to recent revisions to the USCIS Public Policy manual related to the use of discretion in adjudications.  These changes will sow confusion…

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KIND Opposes Proposed Changes to Asylum Form I-589

August 17, 2020

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) submitted the following comments regarding proposed revisions to the Form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal,…

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