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“Helping the clients in these cases, the children themselves, is really what I am passionate about. These kids are caught in the crossfire of this very dangerous and daunting situation in their home countries and the political strife around immigration in this country. But these are just two young girls who are trying to have a safe childhood with a loving family member, just like any other kids would.” Kira Hettinger, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC
Microsoft continues to be a corporate leader in the representation of unaccompanied children referred to KIND, and not just attorneys are volunteering their talents. Forty-six attorneys, 27 paralegals, 33 interpreters, and two law students have
This summer, KIND launched our first ever 4 by the 4th campaign to encourage law firms and corporations to take on four new children’s cases by July 4th. The campaign launched during a joint symposium with
“It is truly inconceivable to expect a child to stand before a judge in a foreign country and to articulate in one minute or less why they face persecution or how they have been abused, abandoned, or neglected and how that trauma should garner them relief from deportation.” – Alexandra Hess, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
“These children do not have a way to navigate the legal system or the immigration system on their own. They have been the victims of harmful treatment in their home countries and have undertaken difficult and often terrifying journeys by themselves to reach the United States. As attorneys, we can serve as their advocates and help them feel that they have a support system and are entitled to the same chances as anyone else.”