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 KIND in an amicus brief urging the court to maintain the Flores settlement agreement in force until the government promulgates regulations that faithfully implement its…

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CDC Extension to Close Border to Kids Runs Counter to Commonsense, Expert Advice

May 19, 2020

In response to today’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) order to continue the temporary suspension of all immigration into the United States, Kids…

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European Initiative Fact Sheet

May 13, 2020

Through its new European Initiative, KIND will help unaccompanied children in Europe access free legal assistance, using its more than 10 years of success in…

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Declaration of Experts on Violence Against Women in Honduras

May 13, 2020

In response to the State Department Human Right's Report's gutting of the violence against women section, KIND enlisted Honduran women's rights experts to prepare the…

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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…

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Family Separation: Two Years Later

May 7, 2020

It has been two years since the Trump Administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy issued on May 7, 2018 that forcibly separated immigrant and refugee parents and…

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Request for DOJ OIG Investigation into EOIR's Failure to Suspend Detained Children's Hearings Amid COVID-19

May 7, 2020

On behalf of 23 legal services organizations that serve unaccompanied children, KIND submitted a letter to the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General…

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Border Closure Exposing Children to Heightened Risk of Trafficking and Exploitation

April 29, 2020

In the midst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is turning away unaccompanied children and asylum seekers at its…

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As Central America Aid Resumes, the U.S.’s Return of Refugees and Immigrants May Undermine Impact

April 29, 2020

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) today urged the U.S. State Department to ensure that the resumption of much-needed U.S. foreign assistance to Central America…

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KIND Comment on CDC Rule and Order Suspending Entry of Persons into the U.S

April 23, 2020

KIND submitted comments today on an interim final rule issued by the CDC allowing the Director to issue an order temporarily suspending the “introduction” of…

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