2021 Annual Report: A Time of Transformation

August 4, 2022

In this Annual Report, you will read the stories of the life-changing work led by KIND staff in 2021.

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Securing and Ensuring Order on the Southwest Border

May 5, 2022

This statement highlights several actions that can be taken immediately to ensure safe and appropriate treatment of unaccompanied children and uphold children’s rights and protection…

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Statement for the Record: Resources and Authorities Needed to Protect and Secure the Homeland

May 5, 2022

As the Biden Administration prepares for safe and orderly processing at the border following the end of the Title 42 policy it faces a critical…

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Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security

April 26, 2022

KIND has witnessed the many challenges confronting children in search of protection and the enduring importance of policies and legal safeguards in the U.S. immigration…

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Protecting Ukrainian Refugees from Human Trafficking

April 7, 2022

KIND applauds the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe’s decision to highlight the risks of trafficking to Ukrainian refugees, particularly with respect to the…

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Examining Title 42 and the Need to Restore Asylum at the Border

April 5, 2022

Since March 2020, the U.S. government has used the “Title 42” public health authority to carry out more than 1.7 million expulsions of individuals arriving…

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Statement for Record: For the Rule of Law, An Independent Immigration Court

January 19, 2022

Unaccompanied migrant children are among the world’s most vulnerable individuals. They have traveled hundreds or thousands of miles to the United States, often completely on…

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Statement for the Record: Oversight of the Department of Homeland Security Senate Committee on the Judiciary

November 12, 2021

KIND is uniquely positioned to understand the dangers that migrant children face—dangers in their countries of origin, including severe violence, abuse, and human trafficking; dangers…

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Statement for the Record for DHS Actions to Address Unaccompanied Minors at the Southern Border

May 12, 2021

KIND’s work with thousands of unaccompanied children has highlighted the myriad challenges confronting children in search of protection and the enduring importance of policies and…

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KIND Written Testimony: House Committee on Homeland Security’s Subcommittee

April 27, 2021

My name is Jennifer Podkul, and I serve as Vice President of Policy and Advocacy for Kids in Need of Defense (KIND). Kids in Need…

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