KIND submitted a a statement for the record on the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary’s hearing ‘Ensuring the Safety and Well-Being of Unaccompanied Children’. KIND shares below several recommendations for preserving and fully realizing the aims of vital safeguards previously enacted by Congress and for additional steps that Congress and the Biden Administration can take to better ensure the well-being of unaccompanied children.
How Congress and the Biden Administration can ensure the well-being of unaccompanied children:
Uphold the TVPRA and Flores Agreement
Provide Robust of Post-release Legal Services
Expand Post-Release Social Services