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KIND/ Petitions: A Grassroots Effort to Say NO to Family Separation and Detention

by Alejandra Paz   on July 9, 2018   in

Since May 7, 2018, when Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, and June 20, 2018, when President Trump signed an Executive Order to greatly expand the detention of immigrant families,

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Catching Up With KIND “Voices” Alumni

by Alejandra Paz   on May 24, 2018   in

KIND’s outreach project, The Voices That Matter Most, empowers immigrant and refugee youth to conduct public education and advocacy on behalf of the thousands of vulnerable young people fleeing violence in their home countries in

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Helping to Offer Kindness to Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

by Madeline Marzano-Lesnevich   on May 14, 2018   in

The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers has always stood for strengthening families and protecting the best interests of children and we firmly believe that our mission includes immigrant families, as well.  In order to help

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These Kids are Expected to Represent Themselves in Court!?

by Ross Silverberg   on April 24, 2018   in

I’m a third year law student at Georgetown. In my final semester, I decided to participate in the Federal Legislation Clinic. The Clinic assists KIND in its advocacy efforts for unaccompanied children who have escaped

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KIND Celebrates 10 Years at Annual Gala, Coming Together for Children Alone

by Megan McKenna   on April 12, 2018   in

Nearly 400 attendees showed their support for unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children at KIND’s 10th anniversary Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on April 10. KIND was proud to honor K&L Gates

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Tell Secretary Nielsen: Stop Separating Families!

by Alex Pender   on April 9, 2018   in

Sign this petition on   Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, abandon the cruel, costly, and unjustified practice of separating families seeking protection at our borders, including those who are fleeing persecution in their

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Voices from the Field: I Wish You Knew About Jenny

by Xavier Rosas   on March 20, 2018   in

Being a direct representation attorney often involves a lot of waiting. Waiting to be called to state court, waiting for the Spanish interpreter, waiting at the asylum office to be called for an interview, waiting

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A Toast to KINDness: KIND Celebrates in Seattle

by Alex Pender   on March 8, 2018   in

On Tuesday March 6th, KIND hosted “A Toast to KINDness” in Seattle, WA.  Thanks to the enthusiasm and generosity of those who attended, KIND raised over $60,000 for our Seattle office and its work with

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On International Women’s Day, Don’t Forget Unaccompanied Girls

by Brenna Gautam   on March 8, 2018   in

Each year on International Women’s Day, which is observed on March 8, activists across the globe call for accelerating progress toward gender parity. The campaign theme of International Women’s Day 2018 is Press for Progress,

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Voices from the Field: “She has no idea of how much of an impact she had on me”

by Emma Israel   on February 13, 2018   in

I’ve met dozens of unaccompanied children in my 2 years working at KIND. As part of my job, I conduct intakes with unaccompanied children referred to KIND to learn their stories and to help KIND

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