News Story (NATIONAL)
June 9, 2019
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Tags: Migrant Children
Organizations mentioned/involved: Kids in Need of Defense (KIND)
Although HHS has stopped providing direct legal representation itself, there are some direct representation cases it is still handling as a holdover and it still funds programs in which outside organizations, such as Kids in Need of Defense, provide representation and coordinate pro bono services for the kids, according to Cory Smith, KIND’s vice president of policy advocacy.
There aren’t a lot of outside foundations that provide funding to keep those sorts of programs going, meaning cuts to the government grants could leave a significant number of children without lawyers, Smith said.