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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KIND Supports Three Important Immigration Bills

KIND would like to thank Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) for their leadership in introducing three important immigration bills which will…

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Child Migrant Return and Reintegration Program (CMRRP) Fact Sheet

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2018 Year in Review

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McConnell-Trump Bill: Dangerous and Disingenuous

The Senate Republican leadership’s funding bill to end the government shutdown that would codify President Trump’s immigration proposal into law is dangerous and disingenuous.  Instead…

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Press Telebriefing: Response to the Administration’s “Remain in Mexico” Plan

The "Remain in Mexico” fundamentally upends U.S. refugee and asylum policy and places vulnerable children at a greater risk for harm.

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The Protection Gauntlet: How the U.S. is Blocking Access to Asylum

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) visited the formal and informal refugee camps and shelters in Tijuana, Mexico during the week of December 12, 2018…

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New Protocol to Force Migrants to Wait in Mexico is Dangerous and Deadly

Days after the murder of two unaccompanied boys who were waiting at the U.S. Mexico border in order to apply for U.S. protection, Secretary of…

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KIND Deeply Disturbed by Murder of Two Migrant Boys from Honduras in Tijuana

“These murders should never have happened,” said KIND President Wendy Young.

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Press Telebriefing: Children’s lack of access to protection at the border

Unaccompanied children in border camps in Tijuana are at grave risk of serious harm and are being prevented from applying for asylum by the Trump…

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