The Legal Rights of Separated Children

Published   on August 10, 2018

The family separation crisis is far from over. Hundreds of families remain torn apart with no clear plan for their reunification. Parents and children face lasting trauma as a result of their sudden, and in

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Recommendations for Reunifying Separated Family Members

Published   on July 13, 2018

Click here to download the PDF The Administration was recently ordered to reunify thousands of migrant and refugee families that were forcibly separated due to the Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy. Reunification efforts, which the government

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How You Can Help Separated Families and Ensure Protection for Children

Published   on June 28, 2018

Genesis, a 5-year old girl from Honduras, was separated from her mother, Lilian, for about two months, including a 15-20 day period during which Lilian had no idea where Genesis was being held. Lilian was

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Flores Settlement: Myth v. Fact

Published   on June 15, 2018

The Flores Settlement: Myth v. Fact Myth: Flores is a law making the government separate children. FACT: The 1997 Flores Settlement Agreement (Flores) was the result of over a decade of litigation responding to the

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Family Separation: Myth v. Fact

Published   on June 8, 2018

Download the Myth vs. Fact PDF here. Myth: Parents and children are quickly reunited after only a brief separation. Fact: Families are not immediately reunited once a parent is transferred to ICE custody.   Once

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Death by a Thousand Cuts

Published   on May 16, 2018

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S SYSTEMATIC ASSAULT ON THE PROTECTION OF UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN Since its first days, the Trump Administration has sought to limit protections for some of the most vulnerable migrants

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2017 Year in Review

Published   on March 9, 2018

As KIND enters its tenth year of ensuring that no child faces immigration court alone, we celebrate the bravery, resiliency and successes of the over 15,500 children we have served: boys and girls who came

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Amicus Brief relating to the use of administrative closure

Published   on February 27, 2018

In January 2018, the Attorney General invited briefing from amici curiae relating to the use of administrative closure to take a pending case off the immigration court’s active docket for an indefinite period.  This longstanding

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Support Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Border Security by Addressing Root Causes of Migration

Published   on February 12, 2018

Download the full fact sheet here. The Secure the Northern Triangle Act (SNTA) (H.R. 5850; S.3016), first introduced in 2016, improve the efficiency of the U.S. immigration system and strengthen border security by addressing the

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The TVPRA Is Not A Loophole

Published   on January 29, 2018

WHAT ARE THE TVPRA PROCEDURAL PROTECTIONS FOR UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN? Are They “Loopholes” to Compliance with Our Immigration Enforcement System? Download the fact sheet here. The Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA) created procedures

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