KIND Statement for the Record: House Committee on Homeland Security

March 17, 2021

The Way Forward on Homeland Security

Statement for Record, March 17, 2021

KIND submitted the following statement for the record “The Way Forward on Homeland Security” for the House Committee on Homeland Security on March 17, 2021

This statement focuses on the following key areas of urgent need and opportunity: (1) the humanitarian reception of unaccompanied children at the border, including through the hiring of child welfare professionals in CBP facilities and compliance with the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (TVPRA); (2) ensuring fair access to protection for children in proceedings, including through the provision of legal counsel; (3) the reunification of separated families and the creation of redress options and pathways to permanent legal status; and (4) the expansion of regional protection initiatives and efforts to address root causes of child migration.


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