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by Wendy Young   on August 14, 2013   in

Dear KIND Friend, As a supporter of our work, you know that KIND’s central mission is to provide pro bono representation to unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children so that no child has to face immigration

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KIND Board Member and Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist and Author Sonia Nazario Keynote Speech

by Sonia Nazario   on June 5, 2013   in

“Coming Together for Children Alone”KIND Benefit Gala Dinner, April 30, 2013 It is an honor to be with you here tonight to celebrate the work and accomplishments of KIND. I am a board member of

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Act Now on Immigration Reform in the Senate!

by Megan McKenna   on May 31, 2013   in

Support Immigration Reform – The time to advocate is NOW! Tell your Senator to vote “Yes” on S. 744


Victories for Children Alone in Senate Immigration Hearings

by Megan McKenna   on May 21, 2013   in

Yesterday was a great day for unaccompanied children in the Senate. The Senate Judiciary Committee has been working its way through more than 300 amendments to the Senate comprehensive immigration reform bill (S. 744) that

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Gala 2013 Great Success!

by Megan McKenna   on May 11, 2013   in

KIND honored American Express, Wyndham Worldwide, Holland & Knight, Lowenstein Sandler, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for their outstanding assistance to unaccompanied children


KIND Gala Dinner Benefit 2013 Honors Outstanding Volunteers

by Megan McKenna   on May 1, 2013   in

Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Philip Glass, and Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist Sonia Nazario among Special Guests at “Coming Together for Children Alone”


KIND to Ring NASDAQ Closing Bell April 30

by Megan McKenna   on April 29, 2013   in

KIND Board Co-Chair and Microsoft Executive Vice President and General Counsel Brad Smith to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell on April 30 KIND honored for its work helping immigrant children alone in the

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Senate’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill: Big Step Toward the Protection of Children Alone

by Megan McKenna   on April 17, 2013   in

Washington, DC, April 17, 2013 — Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) applauds the Senate’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform bill introduced today for its significant protections for children who have come to the United States alone.

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Smith: Why We Need to Help Children Alone

by Brad Smith   on April 2, 2013   in

Dear Friends, Every year, thousands of immigrant and refugee children make the treacherous journey to the United States alone, having fled their homes, communities, and all that they have ever known in search of safety

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NEW! Advocacy Day 2013 Closing Keynote Speaker: Tony West, Acting Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice

by Megan McKenna   on March 28, 2013   in

KIND is pleased to announce that Tony West, Acting Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice, will be the closing keynote speaker at KIND-Troutman Sanders 3rd Annual Advocacy Day on April 3rd. West, who’s primary responsibility is

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