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You Belong Here

by Natalie Giron   on October 15, 2018   in

The greatly disturbing rhetoric about immigrants that we hear these days does not take into consideration that children, mothers, and parents are just human beings traveling under brutal conditions to the United States to escape

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Partnering with Teachers in the Guatemalan Highlands to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

by Rachel Dotson   on September 11, 2018   in

In June, KIND’s regional team visited the San Isidoro School in San Ildefonso Ixtahuacán, Huehuetenango, Guatemala, where teachers are engaging primary school students in games, songs, and other age-appropriate activities related to their right to

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Why do they flee? Lack of protection for survivors of violence against women and girls in Central America

by Rachel Dotson   on August 11, 2018   in

Desperate for help after enduring a severe beating by her partner, 36-year-old Jaqueline went to a police station in Guatemala City on June 22, 2018 to file a report against her partner. She left the

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A Heartfelt Thank You from KIND

by Eleanor Gartner   on August 3, 2018   in

Since Memorial Day Weekend, over 2,500 immigrant and refugee families have arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border, fleeing their home countries in search of safety only to be torn apart and put in detention centers, awaiting

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KIND/Change.org 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 MoveOn.org   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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