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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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  on April 15, 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 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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2017 Annual Report

  on October 11, 2018   in reports

Death by a Thousand Cuts

  on May 16, 2018   in reports

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S SYSTEMATIC ASSAULT ON THE PROTECTION OF UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN Since its first days, the Trump Administration has sought to limit protections for some of the most vulnerable migrants

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2017 Year in Review

  on March 9, 2018   in reports

As KIND enters its tenth year of ensuring that no child faces immigration court alone, we celebrate the bravery, resiliency and successes of the over 15,500 children we have served: boys and girls who came

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Targeting Families

  on December 20, 2017   in reports

Targeting Families: How ICE Enforcement Against Parents and Family Members Endangers Children   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY With immigration policy at the forefront of national debates, harsh rhetoric has transformed into even crueler realities for the most

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