2020 Annual Report: Unparalleled Leadership in Unprecedented Times

April 7, 2021

It is safe to say that 2020 was a year like no other. The COVID-19 pandemic required us to physically distance while finding ways to strengthen our connections to better serve unaccompanied children on the move, whose journeys were made even more perilous because of the virus. These unparalleled times…

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KIND Urges DHS to Prioritize the Safety and Well-being of Unaccompanied Children

May 13, 2021

As Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas prepares to testify Thursday before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Kids in…

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Statement for the Record for DHS Actions to Address Unaccompanied Minors at the Southern Border

May 12, 2021

KIND’s work with thousands of unaccompanied children has highlighted the myriad challenges confronting children in search of protection and the enduring importance of policies and…

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KIND Urges Administration to Protect Kids, Abandon Proposals that Could Put Them in Danger

May 10, 2021

Following news reports that some within the Biden Administration have proposed asking Mexico to take steps that would stem the flow of immigrants crossing the…

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KIND Urges Harris and López Obrador to Put Children’s Safety First in Migration Talks

May 6, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris and Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador have a scheduled meeting Friday in which they plan to discuss the root causes…

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Policy Recommendations to Improve Protections for Migrant Children in Mexico

May 5, 2021

In 2020, KIND expanded into Mexico and began work on protecting the rights of migrant children on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border. Informed by…

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Gender & Migration Initiatives (GMI) Fact Sheet

May 5, 2021

Learn how KIND’s Gender and Migration Initiative (GMI) seeks to prevent and address gender-based violence (GBV) against migrant children.

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KIND México: Principios para proteger los derechos de las niñas, niños y adolescentes migrantes

April 29, 2021

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Singular Opportunity to Make the Case for Immigration Reform

April 28, 2021

As President Biden addresses his first joint session of Congress tonight, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) welcomes the President’s reported focus on immigration and…

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KIND Written Testimony: House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee

April 27, 2021

My name is Jennifer Podkul, and I serve as Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). Kids in Need…

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