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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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Taking Aim at Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families: Is This Who We Are as a Nation?

by Cory Shindel   on January 8, 2018   in

As we settle back into our daily routines after holidays with family and other loved ones and embark upon a new year, the Trump Administration is poised to approve a new policy taking aim at

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Chin & Curtis Cares

by Megan McKenna   on December 22, 2017   in

KIND’s Boston office was thrilled to receive generous donations for KIND clients from staff at Chin & Curtis, LLP – and just in time for the holidays! From diapers to winter scarves and hats to

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A Night to Remember: Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with High School Students in Washington D.C.

by Alejandra Paz   on October 27, 2017   in

As a representative of KIND, I attended a celebration to honor Hispanic Heritage Month at a high school in Washington, DC, with which KIND is partnering on our Voices That Matter Most project. I was

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Finding Our Common Humanity and Building a Better World

by Wendy Young   on October 12, 2017   in

Williams College Convocation Speech Wendy Young ‘83 September 16, 2017     I stand before you humbled to be here.  To be part of this tremendous group of medalists is a huge honor, and a

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No Deal: No immigration trade-offs at the expense of unaccompanied children and vulnerable populations

by Megan McKenna   on September 22, 2017   in

KIND is a staunch supporter of DACA and the DREAM Act and will continue to seek passage of the DREAM Act and strongly support DREAMERS. KIND will not, however, support any legislation, legislative language, administrative

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