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Federal Policy

KIND and the End SIJS Backlog Coalition Endorse the Immigrant Victim and Witness Protection Act of 2021 (H.R. 6078)

By | Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Relief, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)

KIND and the End SIJS Backlog Coalition Endorse the Immigrant Victim and Witness Protection Act of 2021 (H.R. 6078)

Kids in Need of Defense [KIND] (December 16, 2021)

This policy brief provides background and an overview of the recently introduced Immigrant Victim and Witness Protection Act, which would remove the annual limit on visas for SIJS recipients and provide important protections to immigrant survivors of trafficking, domestic violence, and other harms.

How a Pathway to Citizenship can help Children Thrive

By | Deportation, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Trauma

How a Pathway to Citizenship can help Children Thrive

Children Thrive Action Network (October 28, 2021)

This brief outlines the pathway to citizenship and how it would help comprehensively support long-term success and healthy development for youth and children in immigrant families.

KIND Endorses Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021 and Urges Senators to Cosponsor

By | Deportation, Federal Policy, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

KIND Endorses Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2021 and Urges Senators to Cosponsor

Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) (November 4, 2021)

This policy brief discusses the Fair Day in Court for Kids Act being introduced to the Senate. This Act would help provide fundamental fairness and due process to children at risk of deportation.

Policy Brief: The Severely Under-Resourced R&A Program is an Essential Tool to Meet Growing Needs for Affordable Immigration Legal Services

By | Federal Policy, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

Policy Brief: The Severely Under-Resourced R&A Program is an Essential Tool to Meet Growing Needs for Affordable Immigration Legal Services

CLINIC (September 30, 2021)

This brief explains how underfunded the Recognition & Accreditation (R&A Program) is and how this prevents services from reaching remote locations and diminishes the capacity of nonprofit legal services.

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Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law

By | Deportation, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law

Guidelines for the Enforcement of Civil Immigration Law

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (September 30, 2021)

This memorandum provided by DHS calls to prioritize the removal of undocumented immigrants who are a threat to public and national security, but not on the basis of their undocumented status alone.

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Worksite Enforcement: The Strategy to Protect the American Labor Market, the Conditions of the American Worksite, and the Dignity of the Individual

By | Federal Policy, ICE, Immigration Enforcement, Law & Policy, Law/Policy Highlight

Worksite Enforcement: The Strategy to Protect the American Labor Market, the Conditions of the American Worksite, and the Dignity of the Individual

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (October 12, 2021)

This memorandum from DHS outlines new guidelines to stop worksite raids and to deliver harsher consequences to exploitative employers.

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Protecting Afghan Unaccompanied and Separated Children Arriving in the United States

By | Child Well-Being, Family Separation, Federal Policy, Immigrant Youth, Law/Policy Highlight, Unaccompanied Minors

Protecting Afghan Unaccompanied and Separated Children Arriving in the United States

Kids in Need of Defense -KIND (September 2, 2021)

This policy brief looks at current experience with unaccompanied and separated children to provide recommendations to help protect children arriving from Afghanistan.

Stopping ICE from Unlawfully Detaining Immigrant Youth

By | Detention, Federal Policy, ICE, Immigrant Youth, Immigration Enforcement, Law/Policy Highlight, Legal/Law, Unaccompanied Minors

Stopping ICE from Unlawfully Detaining Immigrant Youth

American Immigration Council (September 21, 2021)

This litigation discusses how ICE has been detaining unaccompanied minors that turn 18 into adult custody instead of less restrictive options. In September, a federal judge ruled these practices unlawful and required ICE to make changes to avoid further issues.