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An eventful week at KIND

by Megan McKenna   on March 7, 2014   in

We’re happy to share some exciting events KIND was part of this week, culminating March 6 with KIND Board Co-Chair Brad Smith receiving the Pro Bono Institute’s 2014 Laurie D. Zelon Pro Bono Award for

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Report: US Immigration System Failing Unaccompanied Children

by Megan McKenna   on February 27, 2014   in

A report released today by Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the UC Hastings Center for Gender & Refugee Studies finds that the U.S. immigration system significantly fails children who come to the United

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Enrique’s Journey: New updated version by KIND Board Member Sonia Nazario

by Megan McKenna   on February 11, 2014   in

KIND Board Member and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist/author Sonia Nazario has revised and updated Enrique’s Journey, her book about a boy’s journey to the United States to reunite with his mother. The new version contains an

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Advocacy Update: Growing Concerns for the Safety of Children Alone

by Megan McKenna   on February 5, 2014   in

The number of unaccompanied children coming to the United States continues to rise to unprecedented levels: projections for Fiscal Year 2014* indicate that their number could rise tenfold to more than 60,000 children. We are

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President’s Corner

by Wendy Young   on February 4, 2014   in

KIND is ready for another exciting year in 2014 – our fifth anniversary! We’re looking forward to celebrating our success with many of you in the months to come – including at our upcoming KIND-Troutman

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Flow of Unaccompanied Minors Tests U.S. Immigration Agencies

by Joel Millman   on January 30, 2014   in

29 January 2014The Wall Street Journal Online Agencies Grapple With Surge in Illegal Crossings of Youngsters From Central America LOS ANGELES—A record number of minors traveling alone are entering the U.S. illegally, presenting a newhumanitarian

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Immigration: Making Decisions In the Best Interest of the Child

by Bruce Lesley   on January 27, 2014   in

The Newseum in Washington, D.C., has a permanent exhibit of Pulitzer Prize winning photographs that silences crowds and brings forth a range of emotions in people. As Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Eddie Adams explains, “If it

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KIND participates in First Regional Gathering on Unaccompanied Children in Guatemala

by Wendy Ramirez   on September 24, 2013   in

KIND President Wendy Young and GCRRP Director Wendy Ramirez at the Regional Seminar on Unaccompanied Children in Antigua, Guatemala, August 27 and 28th.KIND attended the first Regional Seminar on Unaccompanied Children, which was hosted by

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KIND Welcomes Representative Roybal-Allard’s Family Protection Border Bill

by Megan McKenna   on September 23, 2013   in

KIND is pleased to support Representative Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA)’s latest bill in support of fair treatment of vulnerable immigrants. The Protect Family Values at the Border Act, which Rep. Roybal-Allard (H.R. 3130), introduced on September

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KIND Welcomes New ICE Policy to Help Protect Parental Rights

by Megan McKenna   on September 2, 2013   in

KIND greatly appreciates U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)’s new directive to help protect the parental rights of undocumented parents and legal guardians of minor children in the agency’s immigration enforcement activities. The new directive,

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