More Than 100,000 Kids Could Show Up Alone at Our Border This Year. What’s Going On?

By March 30, 2021In the News

More Than 100,000 Kids Could Show Up Alone at Our Border This Year. What’s Going On? 

Isabela Dias, Mother Jones (March 19, 2021)

To bring context to the influx of children and teens arriving at our border, which increased by over 60% in February and where, on average, 500 children are arriving every day, a human rights lawyer and vice president for policy and advocacy at Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Jennifer Podkul, discusses what we know about the arriving unaccompanied minors, why they are being held longer in detention, and what the Biden administration is doing to assist in placing children in the care of their sponsors.