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Syria Chemical Attack: Appalling Violence Targeting Children is Unconscionable Act

by Megan McKenna   on April 6, 2017   in

KIND deplores the chemical attack in Idlib Province, Syria, in which more than 70 civilians were killed, including 20 children. “This violence is appalling in itself, but when children are targeted, suffocating to death while

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Mother’s Love

by Jennifer Podkul   on March 10, 2017   in

My little girls are my world. I bet any parent would say the same thing. What would you do for your kids? Work an extra job to make sure they had a roof over their

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Ninth Circuit Decision: Upholding the United States’ Long-Standing Commitment to the Most Vulnerable

by Megan McKenna   on February 10, 2017   in

KIND welcomes the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the temporary restraining order on President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries. “Refugees are among the most vulnerable

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Four refugee children granted under CAM pulled into secondary inspection in US; SOLVE Act

by Megan McKenna   on February 1, 2017   in

Four children from El Salvador who were granted refugee status through the U.S. Central American Minors program were held in detention at Miami International Airport January 30, 2017 after being told by U.S. government officials

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Executive Order on Immigration: Not who we are as a nation

by Megan McKenna   on January 28, 2017   in

January 28, 2017—Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is deeply disturbed by President Trump’s executive order on immigration that bars for 120 days refugees who have been cleared to resettle in the United States and

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Supporting kids in need this week

by Alex Pender   on January 18, 2017   in

Are you looking for something meaningful to do this week? As we approach a new era, KIND has received many inquiries from supporters looking for ways to help our young immigrant and refugee clients. You

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Back to School Campaign – A huge success!

by Alex Pender   on October 18, 2016   in

In August, KIND launched a national “Back to School” campaign which featured a dedicated page on KIND’s website to recognize and thank attorneys who took cases throughout the campaign.  The campaign, which was a great success, featured past

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A Day with KIND and Senator Hirono Observing Children in Immigration Court

by Mary Elizabeth Maffei   on October 3, 2016   in

Monday, September 26, 2016   It’s early Monday morning as I enter the Baltimore Immigration Court with KIND staff to meet Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and her staff. Senator Hirono is there to observe the

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US Must Demonstrate Authentic Leadership on Refugee Protection at UN in September

by Megan McKenna   on September 20, 2016   in

September 16, 2016—While KIND welcomes the much-needed global focus on refugees and migrants as part of the UN General Assembly convening this fall—the UN High-Level Meeting Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants on September

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KIND Advisory on U.S. v Texas

by Megan McKenna   on June 24, 2016   in

U.S. Supreme Court 4-4 vote in US v. Texas leaves in place national injunction against proposed DACA & DAPA programs.  For more information on the effects, see KIND’s advisory below. Split Ruling in U.S. v.

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