Children's Stories

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Alex’s Story

  on April 12, 2018   in children

I was born in El Salvador. My mother, who I did not really meet until the age of 13, gave birth to me in one of the most dangerous states of the country. My parents

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Ismael’s Story

  on April 12, 2018   in children

I am happy to say that two months ago, my asylum was approved. Today, I feel happy because there is a certainty that I am safe.


Alejandra’s Story

  on April 12, 2018   in children

Over time, I became fluent in English and with hard work and the motivation to succeed, I am now ranked number two in my senior class. The journey was not easy, but it has been amazing to get to know new people, myself. and the ability I did not know I have to overcome my fears and challenges.


Hope for Nayeli

  on January 22, 2018   in children

Nayeli fled her home in search of safety and protection in the US. With the help of KIND and her pro bono attorneys at Microsoft, Nayeli now has legal relief in the US. Here, she

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Between Two Worlds

  on June 20, 2017   in children

I feel: “Sad for the my people in my country. Happy because me and my family are safe. Determined that I won’t waste this safety and peace and try hard. Homesick and miss my friends.”


Yoni’s Story

  on June 19, 2017   in children

My name is Yonatan, I am a 16 year old immigrant from Eritrea and this is my story……   It was a Saturday night in June 2011, it was a party that turned into tears

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Hender’s Story

  on June 19, 2017   in children

I am Hender and I am from El Salvador. My parents left the country when I was 1 year old because they wanted a better future for my brother and for me. My parents left

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Israel Q&A With Jeffrey Toobin

  on April 27, 2016   in children

Jeffrey Toobin, staff writer for the New Yorker and senior legal analyst at CNN, interviewed Israel Mateo, a young man who fled Guatemala at the age of 15. Israel experienced what no child should have

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Fareth Shares his Story

  on April 27, 2016   in children

Fareth, who is now 12 years old, fled brutal gang violence in Honduras with his sister when he was only nine years old.  Lowenstein Sandler LLP represented Fareth in his immigration court proceedings and he now

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Lilian’s Journey

  on April 22, 2015   in children

Learn why Lilian came alone to the United States, leaving her home in El Salvador and risking her life.