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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Migrant Caravan: The Need to Address Root Causes

Published   on October 24, 2018

The migrant caravan underscores the dire need to address the root causes of migration from Central America to the United States, including the pervasive violence that forces children without parents and families with young children

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2017 Annual Report

Published   on October 11, 2018

Tornillo: Punishment, not Protection

Published   on October 10, 2018

Download PDF here. Tornillo is being run as an emergency facility. The government ran emergency facilities in 2014 during a surprise influx of children seeking protection arriving at our border. There is no crisis of

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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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