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Presidential Proclamation: Needless and Undermines U.S. Asylum System

  on November 13, 2018   in fact-sheets

There is no crisis at the border. Overall migration to our southern border is at a historic low. The number of families and children seeking protection has increased as conditions in Central America have deteriorated,

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  on November 1, 2018   in fact-sheets

Frequently Asked Questions   What is KIND? Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) helps unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children who come to the United States without parents or legal guardians seeking safety. We envision a

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KIND Fact Sheet

  on November 1, 2018   in fact-sheets

Over 240,000 unaccompanied children have arrived in the United States since 2014 They are fleeing violence from which their countries cannot protect them. Most unaccompanied children come from Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala— three of the

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Migrant Caravan: The Need to Address Root Causes

  on October 24, 2018   in fact-sheets

The migrant caravan underscores the dire need to address the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States, including the pervasive violence that forces children without parents and families with young children

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Tornillo: Punishment, not Protection

  on October 10, 2018   in fact-sheets

Download PDF here. Tornillo is being run as an emergency facility. The government ran emergency facilities in 2014 during a surprise influx of children seeking protection arriving at our border. There is no crisis of

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Flores Settlement Agreement: Why is the Administration Proposing New Regulations?

  on October 1, 2018   in fact-sheets

Download the PDF here. In 1985, 15-year-old Jenny Lisette Flores fled civil war in her home country of El Salvador and journeyed to the United States. When she arrived in California, she was arrested and

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The Trump Administration and the Flores Settlement Agreement: An Attempt to Undermine Decades-Old Protections for Vulnerable Children

  on September 19, 2018   in fact-sheets

The Trump Administration and the Flores Settlement Agreement: An Attempt to Undermine Decades-Old Protections for Vulnerable Children Download PDF here. The Flores settlement followed nearly a decade of litigation challenging the poor and dangerous conditions

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The Legal Rights of Separated Children

  on August 10, 2018   in fact-sheets

The family separation crisis is far from over. Hundreds of families remain torn apart with no clear plan for their reunification. Parents and children face lasting trauma as a result of their sudden, and in

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Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) & Migration Fact Sheet

  on July 31, 2018   in fact-sheets

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) forces many women, girls, and LGBTI persons to flee El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras (“Northern Triangle countries”). SGBV is often coupled with high levels of homicide, forced disappearances, and kidnapping

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Recommendations for Reunifying Separated Family Members

  on July 13, 2018   in fact-sheets

Click here to download the PDF The Administration was recently ordered to reunify thousands of migrant and refugee families that were forcibly separated due to the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Reunification efforts, which the government

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