Kids In Need of Defense (WA)

Nonprofit. Staff and pro bono attorney partners at law firms, corporations, and law schools nationwide represent unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children in their deportation proceedings.
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Primary geographic focus: Washington
Organization type(s): Provider
Tags: Children & Juvenile, Deportation

KIND protects unaccompanied children who enter the US immigration system alone to ensure that no child appears in court without an attorney. We achieve fundamental fairness through high-quality legal representation and by advancing the child’s best interests, safety, and well-being.

Unaccompanied children apprehended at the border face deportation proceedings; the majority must make their claim for protection without a lawyer. The result: children can be sent back to situations where their well-being, and even their lives, are in danger.

This page last modified: Tue, August 30, 2016 -- 2:26 pm ET