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At a Crossroads: A Midterm Assessment of the Biden Administration’s Protection of Unaccompanied Children

February 7, 2023

On January 20, 2021, the Biden Administration inherited a U.S. protection system for unaccompanied children greatly weakened by the prior Administration. Two years later, amid…

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Blocked from Protection: Unaccompanied Migrant Children on Mexico's Southern Border

September 21, 2022

As the number of asylum seekers in Mexico has increased significantly in recent years, Mexico has militarized its southern border region in response. As a…

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Embracing Child Protection: Priorities to Support the Safety and Well-being of Unaccompanied and Separated Children Globally

September 12, 2022

Each year, millions of children worldwide are forced to migrate in search of protection from severe threats to their lives and well-being.

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Note on Unaccompanied Children Fleeing from Ukraine

March 23, 2022

This joint report, by Child Circle and KIND, aims to serve the efforts of the many stakeholders who are working together under a common EU framework…

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The First Year of the Biden Administration’s Policies on Unaccompanied Children

January 11, 2022

President Biden came into office in January 2021 with a sweeping agenda to reform the U.S. immigration system to ensure that it is “fair, safe,…

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National Education Convening: Summary and Lessons Learned

January 6, 2022

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) co-hosted “Welcoming Unaccompanied Minors into our Schools and Communities,” a national virtual…

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Stepping Stones to Safety

December 6, 2021

This joint report, by Child Circle and KIND, is intended to advance the vision and practical engagement of the many authorities, agencies, organisations and professionals…

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Dual Crises: KIND Report on Gender-Based Violence during the COVID-19 Pandemic

December 1, 2021

Gender-based violence has long been one of the main drivers of migration from Central America to the United States. Widespread violence, including sexual abuse, human…

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Implementation of the Mexican Legal Reforms that Prohibit Detention of Accompanied and Unaccompanied Migrant Children

March 22, 2021

Human rights organizations in Mexico have been advocating for alternatives to detention for migrant children for over 10 years. The impact of immigration detention on…

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