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House of Representatives’ Fair Day in Court for Kids Act: Another Step Toward Fundamental Fairness

by Megan McKenna   on February 26, 2016   in

KIND welcomes the introduction by representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.), Luis V. Gutiérrez (D-Ill.), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif) of the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act, which would ensure counsel for unaccompanied children to help

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Access to Counsel – A Critical Need for Immigrant Children, Families, Asylum Seekers

by Wendy Young   on February 11, 2016   in

KIND greatly appreciates the leadership of Senator Reid, Senator Durbin, Senator Franken, Senator Hirono, Senator Leahy, Senator Menendez, and Senator Murray on the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2016.  This legislation recognizes

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KIND President testifies before House Judiciary Committee

by Megan McKenna   on February 4, 2016   in

KIND President Wendy Young testifies today before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security at the hearing, “Another Surge of Illegal Immigrants Along the Southwest Border: Is this the Obama Administration’s New Normal?”

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New Refugee Resettlement Program Important, but Limited Tool; U.S. Must Still Engage Robust Asylum Response

by Megan McKenna   on January 13, 2016   in

KIND welcomes the Obama Administration’s decision to engage with the United Nation Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to screen those fleeing extreme and growing violence in Central America to determine if they are eligible for U.S. protection

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Rounding up unaccompanied children and families in raids is not the answer

by Megan McKenna   on January 7, 2016   in

KIND is deeply concerned that unaccompanied children will soon be targeted in national raids which to date have rounded up families from Central America and taken them into custody for imminent deportation.  The Obama Administration

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Due Process before Deportation

by Megan McKenna   on January 5, 2016   in

The recent and reportedly ongoing raids that are targeting families with children from Central America who arrived in the U.S. after May 1, 2014 are deeply troubling. It has been well documented that many of

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The Administration’s plan to target and deport women and children

by Wendy Young   on December 29, 2015   in

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is extremely concerned about the administration’s announcement that they will begin conducting raids and deporting unaccompanied children and families who came to the U.S. last summer fleeing for their

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KIND President Wendy Young’s statement on increase in child arrivals

by KIND   on November 25, 2015   in

The significant increase in the number of unaccompanied children coming to the U.S. in recent months is a clear indication that the root causes of their flight have not been addressed—the violence that pervades El

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Giving Thanks in 2015

by KIND   on November 24, 2015   in

  With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, amid the uncertainty and fear stemming from recent, tragic events in Paris and other cities, we are more aware than ever of all that we at KIND have

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KIND Signs-on to Letter Calling for Protection of Syrian Refugees

by KIND   on November 18, 2015   in

November 17, 2015 Dear Senator/Representative: As refugee and immigration law experts, humanitarian aid organizations, faith, labor and civil and human rights groups, we write to express our support for the U.S. refugee resettlement program. The

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