KIND Blueprint: Concrete Steps to Protect Unaccompanied Children on the Move

November 2, 2020

KIND’s Blueprint for the protection of unaccompanied children provides guidance on how the U.S. government should uphold its responsibility to treat these children humanely and in accordance with the law and this country’s ideals. Their unique vulnerabilities require a legal and policy framework that provides enhanced procedural safeguards and protection…

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Sign-on Letter for Humanitarian Relief to the Central American Countries Devastated by Hurricanes

December 9, 2020

Today, KIND and 28 other organizations sent a letter requesting the State Department, USAID and the Department of Homeland Security provide additional humanitarian relief to…

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Thwarted Potential

November 5, 2020

In the summer of 2014, a dramatic rise in the number of unaccompanied children who were fleeing violence and danger in their home countries, particularly…

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KIND México Fact Sheet

October 26, 2020

In recognition that migrant children need protection from the moment they leave their homes, throughout their migration journey and after they reach their destination, KIND…

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Joint Statement on EU Migration and Asylum Pact

September 30, 2020

The EU Migration and Asylum Pact, published September 23 by the European Commission, aims to offer new momentum to negotiations between EU Member States on migration…

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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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Expulsions at the U.S.-MX Border: Sending Children Back to Danger

July 13, 2020

Since March, thousands of unaccompanied children, and tens of thousands more asylum seekers, have been expelled from the border, denying them any opportunity to seek…

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What is Happening to Children from Mexico & Central America

July 1, 2020

U.S. law has special protections to keep children traveling alone safe, and to protect them from human trafficking and return to danger. Since March 20th,…

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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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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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