The Border, Trafficking, and Risks to Unaccompanied Children

In the last decade, children and young families have become the face of migration at the U.S.-Mexico border. Tens of thousands of children have made the life-threatening journey from their countries alone; families have often come with small children—all to escape the violence from which they have no protection.  No…

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Blocked from Safety: Unaccompanied Children along the U.S.-Mexico Border

Beginning in December 2018, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) conducted a series of visits to different points along the United States-Mexico border to learn…

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Mwamini from Congo

Mwamini shares her poem of what it feels like to be a refugee and finding her place in the United States.

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Josie from El Salvador

KIND client Josie* fled sexual and gender-based violence in El Salvador for safety in the United States. Hear the rap she composed to share her…

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KIND Statement on Homeland Security Advisory Council’s Recommendations for Children in Government Care

KIND rejects the Homeland Security Advisory Council’s CBP Families and Children Care Panel emergency interim report that proposes sweeping and detrimental changes to the treatment,…

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Alex from El Salvador

Alex had to flee El Salvador due to life-threatening gang violence when he was only 13. Hear his story of how he fought for his…

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Cutting Aid to Central America Will Drive More Child Migration

President Trump’s move to cut foreign assistance to Central America will contribute to greater violence, lawlessness, and impunity in these countries and drive even more…

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What is the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008 (TVPRA)?

In response to the arrival of increasing numbers of unaccompanied children and families at the U.S.’ Southern border in recent months, the Trump Administration last…

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Joshua Meltzer, Munger, Tolles & Olson and Nogo Firstenberg, Square, Inc.

Joshua Meltzer of Munger, Tolles & Olson along with Noga Firstenberg from Square, Inc joined forces for the first time to help KIND client Hugo…

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Family Separation FAQs

Family separation continues to this day. In some situations, families arriving at and between ports of entry to the United States are being separated by…

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