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2018 Year in Review

Published   on January 30, 2019

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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Remain in Mexico: A Cruel and Treacherous Policy

Published   on January 25, 2019

January 25, 2019—The Trump Administration’s announced implementation of a cruel and dangerous policy that makes asylum seekers wait in Mexico for their opportunity to ask for asylum in the United States clearly undermines important bi-partisan

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KIND comments on DHS and DOJ’s interim final rule barring asylum eligibility for those entering between ports of entry

Published   on January 8, 2019

On January 8, 2019, KIND submitted the public comments below urging DHS and DOJ to withdraw the interim final rule, which impedes access to lifesaving asylum protection for unaccompanied children and others fleeing threats to their

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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

Published   on December 21, 2018

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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KIND Comments on Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds

Published   on December 7, 2018

On December 7, 2018, KIND submitted the public comments below on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking “Inadmissibility on Public Charge Grounds” (“Proposed Rule”), issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on October 10, 2018 (83

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Sexual and Gender Based Violence (SGBV) & Migration Fact Sheet

Published   on December 7, 2018

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) forces many women, girls, and LGBTI persons to flee El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Family members, gangs, and drug traffickers most frequently perpetrate SGBV, but violence by police and other

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Remain in Mexico: A Dangerous and Untenable Proposal

Published   on November 30, 2018

Extreme violence by gangs and narco-traffickers, pervasive sexual-and gender-based violence, and horrific abuse have forced thousands of children to flee Central America in search of protection that their countries cannot or will not provide. Efforts

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KIND Comments on Fee Waiver Policy Change

Published   on November 27, 2018

On November 27,2018, KIND submitted the public comments on revisions proposed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) relating to Form I-912, Request for Fee Waiver, and related guidance.   Download the full comments here. Re:

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Presidential Proclamation: Needless and Undermines U.S. Asylum System

Published   on November 13, 2018

There is no crisis at the border. Overall migration to our southern border is at a historic low. The number of families and children seeking protection has increased as conditions in Central America have deteriorated,

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KIND Comments on the Proposed Flores Regulations

Published   on November 8, 2018

On November 6, 2018, KIND submitted the public comments below urging DHS and HHS to withdraw proposed regulations seeking to terminate the Flores Settlement Agreement, expand the government’s ability to detain children for longer periods, and

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