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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The Trump Administration and the Flores Settlement Agreement: An Attempt to Undermine Decades-Old Protections for Vulnerable Children

Published   on September 19, 2018

The Trump Administration and the Flores Settlement Agreement: An Attempt to Undermine Decades-Old Protections for Vulnerable Children Download PDF here. The Flores settlement followed nearly a decade of litigation challenging the poor and dangerous conditions

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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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