2019 Annual Report: Protecting Kids in Peril

May 11, 2020

As KIND embarks on its second decade, we face serious and daunting challenges that put unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. southern border and those on the move around the world at risk.  They are in peril and, in response, KIND is leading a strategic, smart, and robust effort to protect…

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As Central America Aid Resumes, the U.S.’s Return of Refugees and Immigrants May Undermine Impact

April 29, 2020

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) today urged the U.S. State Department to ensure that the resumption of much-needed U.S. foreign assistance to Central America…

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KIND Comment on CDC Rule and Order Suspending Entry of Persons into the U.S

April 23, 2020

KIND submitted comments today on an interim final rule issued by the CDC allowing the Director to issue an order temporarily suspending the “introduction” of…

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KIND Decries Plan to Temporarily Suspend Immigration

April 21, 2020

In response to President Donald J. Trump’s late-night Tweet announcing that he will sign an Executive Order to temporarily suspend all immigration to the United…

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79 Organizations Join Forces to Call for an Immediate End to Expulsions of Unaccompanied Children at U.S. Southern Border

April 16, 2020

Today, 79 organizations and academic institutions urged U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…

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Organizational Sign-On Letter Re: Expulsions of Unaccompanied Children

April 16, 2020

The undersigned organizations write to express our grave concern over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s expulsions of unaccompanied children at the U.S. southern border.…

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KIND Letter to USCIS - Postponing Deadlines for Children's Cases due to COVID-19

April 7, 2020

On behalf of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), I write to urgently request that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) further expand its recent…

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Border Patrol Guidance Document Reveals Lack of Protections for Unaccompanied Children

April 3, 2020

Today in response to Border Patrol COVID-19 guidance that substantiates reports of agents turning away immigrants seeking safety in the United States, including unaccompanied children,…

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Media Telebriefing: Experts Address COVID-19 Dangers for Unaccompanied Children

April 1, 2020

As we all continue to grapple with the growing impact of COVID-19 on the United States, the news is increasingly grim with more states issuing…

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KIND Comments on EOIR Proposed Rule to Increase Filing Fees

March 30, 2020

KIND submitted comments to the Proposed Rule arguing that the proposed increases in filing fees should be withdrawn as they are not justified on the…

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