Blocked From Safety: Unaccompanied Children along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Published   on June 3, 2019

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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Recommendations for CBP Standards When Detaining Children

Published   on May 23, 2019

Click here to download.   CBP Facilities Need State-Licensed Child Welfare Professionals State-licensed professionals specially trained in the screening and care of children—not CBP agents—should evaluate children’s needs and conduct all screenings that occur before

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What are the TVPRA Procedural Protections for Unaccompanied Children?

Published   on April 1, 2019

Are They “Loopholes” to Compliance with Our Immigration Enforcement System?   Download PDF here. In response to the arrival of increasing numbers of unaccompanied children and families at the U.S.’ Southern border in recent months,

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FAQs on Continuing Family Separations

Published   on April 1, 2019

  Are family separations still occurring? Yes. In some situations, families arriving at and between ports of entry to the United States are being separated by U.S. government officials. This includes parents separated from children,

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Viaje A Tu Seguridad

Published   on February 19, 2019

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) presenta la publicación “Viaje A Tu Seguridad”. Esta publicación busca informar a los niños sin compañía acerca del asilo y el proceso de búsqueda de asilo en los Estados

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Child Migrant Return and Reintegration Project (CMRRP)

Published   on February 11, 2019

Learn more about KIND’s Child Migrant Return and Reintegration Project (CMRRP) and how it helps unaccompanied children returning to Guatemala and Honduras from the United States.  KIND and its partners have helped children by ensuring they are

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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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