2019 Year in Review

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 highest annual number to date. Despite threats and harsh policies implemented by the Trump Administration against this vulnerable population, KIND grew our national and international…

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Lawsuit against Homeland Security says new asylum policy violates child immigrants’ rights

Four young asylum seekers are suing the Department of Homeland Security saying that a new policy unlawfully limits their ability to seek asylum. In a…

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David A. Mawhinney, K&L Gates

KIND’s Boston office is pleased to recognize David A. Mawhinney of K&L Gates for our July 2019 Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight. Here David reflects on his…

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How You Can Help Separated Families and Ensure Protection for Children

Everyday immigrant families are being separated all over the United States. Here's what you can do to stop it!

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How You Can Help Detained Immigrant and Refugee Children

Immigrant and refugee children are being held in detention centers under inhuman conditions for months at a time. Here's what you can do to stop…

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Senator Feinstein Bill Ensures Safety and Supports Efficiency in Immigration System

The Protecting Immigrant Families and Improving Immigration Procedures Act of 2019 introduced June 5 by Senator Dianne Feinstein and co-sponsored by Senators Kamala Harris, Mazie…

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KIND and HIAS Launch New Project to Serve Forcibly Separated Families

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and HIAS today announced a new joint project to provide representation to forcibly separated immigrant and refugee families who…

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Timeline: How the Trump Administration is Rolling Back Protections

The Trump Administration has taken deliberate steps to roll back protections for unaccompanied minors and refugee children, and is working towards numerous other actions that…

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Family Separation: One Year Later

On May 7, 2018, the Trump Administration announced its “Zero Tolerance Policy,” a brutal and ineffective form of deterrence to families seeking safety, under which…

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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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