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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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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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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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 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 Principles for Migrant Children

April 9, 2021

Read and download KIND México's principles for the protection of migrant children:

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U.S.-Mexico Cooperation is Vital to Protect Children on the Move

March 26, 2021

As officials from the White House meet with representatives from the Mexican and Guatemalan governments this week to discuss a humane path forward to manage…

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Implementation of the Mexican Legal Reforms that Prohibit Detention of Accompanied and Unaccompanied Migrant Children

March 22, 2021

Human rights organizations in Mexico have been advocating for alternatives to detention for migrant children for over 10 years. The impact of immigration detention on…

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