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Alex Pender, Communications and Advocacy Senior Associate.


  on October 8, 2019   in reports

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 protection. We envision a

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2018 Annual Report

  on September 9, 2019   in reports

El Muro Invisible: Obstáculos a la Protección para Niñas, Niños y Adolescentes Migrantes No Acompañadas en la Frontera Sur de México

  on July 26, 2019   in reports

Aquí: Informe Completo en Español Aquí: Informe Completo en Ingles   INTRODUCCIÓN Niñas, niños y adolescentes (NNA) de Guatemala, El Salvador y Honduras están llegando a la frontera del sur de México, huyendo de los

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The Invisible Wall: Obstacles to Protection for Unaccompanied Migrant Children along Mexico’s Southern Border

  on July 26, 2019   in reports

English: Download Full Report Here Spanish: Download Full Report Here Introduction   Children from Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras are arriving at Mexico’s southern border fleeing high levels of violence, including gang violence and forced

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Recommendations to Combat Abuse and Harm of Children in CBP Custody

  on July 11, 2019   in reports

Download PDF Here Download Spanish PDF Here July 11, 2019—Troubling new reports reveal that unaccompanied children, many of whom have fled to the U.S. in search of protection, are facing abusive treatment by Customs and

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Family Separation: One Year Later

  on June 5, 2019   in reports

Download the full report here. On May 7, 2018, the Trump Administration announced its “Zero Tolerance Policy,” a brutal and ineffective form of deterrence to families seeking safety, under which families arriving at the border

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Blocked From Safety: Unaccompanied Children along the U.S.-Mexico Border

  on June 3, 2019   in reports

Click here to download. Background Beginning in December 2018, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) conducted a series of visits to different points along the United States-Mexico border to learn about conditions and challenges experienced

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2018 Year in Review

  on January 30, 2019   in reports

We are thrilled to share with you highlights and key statistics of KIND’s achievements in 2018. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for the incredible support that allowed us to accomplish so much

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The Protection Gauntlet: How the United States is Blocking Access to Asylum Seekers and Endangering the Lives of Children at the U.S. Border

  on December 21, 2018   in reports

Download the full report here Background Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) visited Tijuana, Mexico to learn about the experiences of unaccompanied children living in the refugee camp that has been set up along the

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