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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Court of Appeals Ruling Guts Flawed Remain in Mexico Policy

February 28, 2020

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) applauds two critical United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rulings issued today that invalidate two of…

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Forced Apart: How the “Remain in Mexico” Policy Places Children in Danger and Separates Families

February 24, 2020

The “Remain in Mexico” policy, or so-called “Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP),” has not only mandated the return of  more than 60,000 asylum seekers, including at…

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#LoveIsKIND

February 14, 2020

We hope you will join us this February 14th by downloading one of the below cards to share with a loved one.   All the drawings…

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Public Comment on I-290B

February 7, 2020

Pushing back on a USCIS proposal to restrict the appeals process.  KIND joined forces with six other nonprofits to file a detailed critique of a…

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Flores Amicus Brief - Ninth Circuit Appeal

January 29, 2020

Brief of KIND, et al. as amici curiae to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Flores v. Barr:  Ten other legal services providers joined…

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Trump Administration Must Rescind Migrant Protection Protocols Placing Children and Families in Danger

January 29, 2020

Washington, DC – A year after the Trump Administration implemented a new policy that requires certain asylum seekers to wait in Mexico for the duration…

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Remain in Mexico: Unlawful and Unsafe for Children

January 29, 2020

In January 2019, the Trump Administration began implementing a new policy that requires certain asylum seekers to wait in Mexico—rather than the U.S.—for the duration…

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2019 Year in Review

January 29, 2020

Over 80,000 children who arrived alone in the U.S., searching for a safe future, were apprehended by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in 2019, the…

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House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing: Courts in Crisis

January 29, 2020

Through our work, KIND has observed how the Trump administration’s sweeping restriction of judicial independence and due process in the immigration court system has impaired…

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