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

Published   on October 1, 2018

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

Published   on September 19, 2018

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

Published   on August 10, 2018

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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Recommendations for Reunifying Separated Family Members

Published   on July 13, 2018

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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How You Can Help Separated Families and Ensure Protection for Children

Published   on June 28, 2018

Genesis, a 5-year old girl from Honduras, was separated from her mother, Lilian, for about two months, including a 15-20 day period during which Lilian had no idea where Genesis was being held. Lilian was

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Flores Settlement: Myth v. Fact

Published   on June 15, 2018

The Flores Settlement: Myth v. Fact Myth: Flores is a law making the government separate children. FACT: The 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement (Flores) was the result of over a decade of litigation responding to the

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Family Separation: Myth v. Fact

Published   on June 8, 2018

Download the Myth vs. Fact PDF here. Myth: Parents and children are quickly reunited after only a brief separation. Fact: Families are not immediately reunited once a parent is transferred to ICE custody.   Once

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Death by a Thousand Cuts

Published   on May 16, 2018

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

Published   on March 9, 2018

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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Amicus Brief relating to the use of administrative closure

Published   on February 27, 2018

In January 2018, the Attorney General invited briefing from amici curiae relating to the use of administrative closure to take a pending case off the immigration court’s active docket for an indefinite period.  This longstanding

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