Root Causes Fact Sheet

May 27, 2021

Children and families arriving at the U.S. border to ask for protection is not new and it is not unexpected. The root causes of migration are complex and interconnected, and they have worsened over time. While most children are fleeing a form of violence, abuse, or exploitation, several interconnected factors…

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AG Garland’s Decisions Allow Domestic Violence Survivors to Seek Protection Once Again

June 16, 2021

KIND applauds Attorney General Garland’s decisions today in Matter of A-B- and Matter of L-E-A-. In each case, the Attorney General’s decision set aside misguided…

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Expansion of the Central American Minors Program: A Significant Step Forward

June 16, 2021

The Biden Administration took a significant step forward today in addressing the large numbers of children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border alone by expanding the…

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Recommendations for the Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable to Expand Legal Representation of Unaccompanied Children

June 8, 2021

On May 18, 2021, President Biden announced the reinvigoration of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR), an initiative dedicated to strengthening legal services…

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Central American Minors Program: Providing a Safe Alternative to a Dangerous Migration Journey

June 8, 2021

The Central American Minors (CAM) program helped prevent some children from having to make the dangerous journey to seek safety in the United States by…

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A Chance to Reset U.S. Policy on Migration in the Region

June 4, 2021

Ahead of Vice President Kamala Harris’s visit to Guatemala and Mexico next week, her first international trip as Vice President and a key early step…

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KIND Encouraged by Partnership for Central America Working Group

May 27, 2021

Just days before Vice President Kamala Harris travels to Mexico and Central America, the Biden Administration has launched a new working group to unite government,…

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Hardy Vieux Named KIND Chief Of Staff

May 24, 2021

Hardy Vieux has joined Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) as Chief of Staff, working closely with KIND President Wendy Young to lead the organization’s…

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Recommendations for Expanding Access to Protections

May 20, 2021

Expanding access to protection in Central America and Mexico can allow some refugees and migrants to seek safety closer to home and in countries where…

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KIND Fact Sheet

May 20, 2021

We envision a world in which children’s rights and well-being are protected as they migrate alone in search of safety. Learn more about KIND, who…

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