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New Guidance on Children’s Cases in Immigration Court

March 15, 2024

KIND's review on the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Director’s Memorandum containing new guidance to the immigration courts on children’s cases. On December 21,…

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The Defending Borders, Defending Democracies Act Would Undo the U.S. Protection System for Unaccompanied Children

March 12, 2024

Throughout its one-year duration, the Defending Borders, Defending Democracies Act (H.R. 7372) would undo the U.S. protection system for unaccompanied children by eliminating core anti-trafficking…

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Summary: Immigration Court Efficiency and Children’s Court Act of 2023

November 1, 2023

Immigration Court Efficiency and Children’s Court Act (S.3178/H.R.6145): Unaccompanied children face daunting obstacles in navigating the complex U.S. immigration system, and their unique vulnerability demands…

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KIND Endorses Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2023

October 18, 2023

By ensuring legal representation of unaccompanied children in immigration proceedings, the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2023, introduced by Senator Hirono (D-HI),…

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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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