Statement for the Record: The Biden Border Crisis: Part I

January 31, 2023

Kids in Need of Defense released a statement for the record ahead of the House Judiciary Committee hearing, the Biden Border Crisis. The United States faces an unprecedented opportunity to demonstrate its leadership in these efforts—by deploying sufficient resources and humanitarian reception capacity to safely manage border processing; ensuring processing consistent with U.S. law and standards and the unique needs of children; and fully and fairly considering cases for humanitarian protection. These measures must include ensuring that unaccompanied and separated children can request protection at U.S. ports of entry and that policies and practices provide for their treatment as children first and foremost. A safe and secure border necessitates, and must never compromise, the protection of children.

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