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KIND Fact Sheet

May 4, 2023

We envision a world in which children’s rights and well-being are protected as they migrate alone in search of safety. Learn more about KIND, who we are, and what we do to protect unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children.

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Keeping Kids Safe Campaign Fact Sheet

June 7, 2023

Across the globe, a record number of children are migrating alone due to war, poverty, violence, disease, climate change, and political upheaval. In 2021, over…

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Keeping Kids Safe Campaign Principles

June 7, 2023

Kids in Need of Defense’s (KIND) Keeping Kids Safe campaign seeks to transform the systems for protecting child migrants. Too many of the world’s children…

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Six Ways to Protect Children Alone at the U.S.-Mexico Border

June 5, 2023

Following the end of Title 42 and the implementation of the Biden Administration’s new asylum ban in May, children remain vulnerable to harm at the…

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The Impact of the Asylum Ban on Children Seeking Safety in the United States

May 26, 2023

The Impact of the Asylum Ban on Children: The Biden Administration has implemented a new border policy that imposes severe restrictions on the ability of…

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Children on the Move: A Guide to Common Definitions and Terms

May 5, 2023

Legal definitions of a child and related terms may vary across domestic and international law and may also differ from the phrases used to describe…

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Refugee children fleeing Ukraine are given blankets by Slovakian rescue workers to keep warm at the Velke Slemence border crossing on March 09, 2022.

One Year of the War in Ukraine: Expanding KIND’s Work Helping Unaccompanied and Separated Children from Ukraine

February 24, 2023

In the year since the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine, two out of three children from Ukraine have been displaced from their homes. More…

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FAQs: Separated or At-Risk Families

February 23, 2023

This FAQ on separated and at-risk families provides information and links for families traveling with children under 18.

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Vulnerable Youth Guardianship Protection Amendment Act

December 12, 2022

Currently, DC and federal law are misaligned in a way that harms vulnerable immigrant youth aged 18 up to 21 living in DC. Existing federal…

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Fact Sheet on KIND’s Work in Mexico

October 27, 2022

In recognition that migrant children who are unaccompanied, separated, or at risk of separation need protection from the moment they leave their homes, throughout their…

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