Protect Vulnerable Immigrant Youth Act of 2023: An Overview

June 22, 2023

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) was established by Congress in 1990 to provide a pathway for children who have endured parental abuse, abandonment, neglect, or…

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Regional Processing Centers for Unaccompanied and Separated Children

June 16, 2023

As the United States’ leading organization protecting the rights of unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) has advocated for expanded…

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The Secure the Border Act’s Catastrophic Implications for Unaccompanied Children

May 4, 2023

The Secure the Border Act of 2023 (H.R. 2) would end the U.S. protection system for unaccompanied children as we know it. This bill would…

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Specialized Children’s Dockets in Immigration Court

May 2, 2023

As part of a holistic vision to create a child-centered approach to the processing of children’s cases, KIND supports the establishment of a children’s court…

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Legal Representation: A Vital Safeguard to Protect Unaccompanied Children from Labor Exploitation

April 17, 2023

This Policy Brief examines the protective benefits of legal representation for children as a vital safeguard against labor exploitation. It draws upon the experiences of…

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Key Protections for Unaccompanied Children as End of Title 42 Draws Near

April 13, 2023

With the end of Title 42 less than one month away, the Biden Administration can and must act now to implement countermeasures that will both…

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Five Recommendations for Protecting Unaccompanied Children from Labor Exploitation

March 10, 2023

A recent New York Times report brought into devastating relief U.S. companies’ labor exploitation of unaccompanied children—a uniquely vulnerable group of children who have fled…

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Ensuring Humane and Orderly Processing of Unaccompanied Children at the U.S.-Mexico Border

January 6, 2023

As the Biden Administration prepares to end the use of Title 42 expulsions, it must refrain from any actions that restrict access to humanitarian protection…

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FAQ: Vulnerable Youth Guardianship Protection Amendment Act

December 12, 2022

This bill establishes equal access to the District’s courts for all vulnerable youth and survivors of child abuse, neglect, or abandonment by allowing them to…

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