2021 Annual Report: A Time of Transformation

August 4, 2022

In this Annual Report, you will read the stories of the life-changing work led by KIND staff in 2021.

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Recommendations for including migrant children in the U.S. government’s Collaborative Migration Management Strategy

May 12, 2022

In July 2021, the Biden Administration launched the Collaborative Migration Management Strategy (CMMS) with the goal of promoting safe, orderly, and humane migration in North…

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Safe Return and Reintegration for Migrant Children

April 7, 2022

Returning migrant children often face stigma and discrimination in their communities. Returning children often have significant mental health needs, educational gaps, and, in the case…

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Widespread infringement of the civil rights and civil liberties of Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children held in the custody of CBP

April 7, 2022

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) files this complaint on behalf of Unaccompanied Noncitizen Children (UNCs) who experienced civil rights abuses while being detained by…

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The Path Forward: Ensuring Humane and Orderly Processing at the U.S.-Mexico Border

March 28, 2022

The Biden Administration should swiftly end use of Title 42 and port of entry closures that restrict access to asylum and result in summary returns…

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Left in Limbo: Why Special Immigrant Juveniles Need Employment Authorization

January 13, 2022

Patricia,1 a 21-year-old Salvadoran woman, received her green card in 2021, almost six years after fleeing El Salvador due to parental abuse. During most of…

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KIND and the End SIJS Backlog Coalition Endorse the Immigrant Victim and Witness Protection Act of 2021

December 16, 2021

The Immigrant Victim and Witness Protection Act of 2021 (H.R. 6078), introduced by Representative Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), is groundbreaking legislation that would eliminate an arbitrary…

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KIND Endorses Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021 and Urges Senators to Cosponsor

November 4, 2021

By ensuring legal representation of unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings, the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021 (S. 3108), introduced by Senator…

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National Polling Finds Overwhelming Public Support for Ensuring Legal Representation of Unaccompanied Children

November 3, 2021

A national survey conducted in October 2021 by Hart Research Associates revealed resounding public support for measures that would ensure legal representation of unaccompanied children…

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Legal Counsel for Unaccompanied Children Is Essential to Due Process and Government Efficiency

September 10, 2021

Without attorneys, it is all but impossible for unaccompanied children to navigate the complex and adversarial U.S. immigration system. Yet year after year, most of…

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