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Unaccompanied children in need of pro bono legal services have doubled in the last year

Among them are many who have fled human rights abuses, violence, trafficking and severe economic deprivation.

We urgently need the financial support of friends like you – people who understand the importance of KIND's work. Your gift of just $15 can help provide a legal intake and Know Your Rights presentation for an unaccompanied child – and make a critical difference in a vulnerable child's life.

KIND is the primary organization providing pro bono legal services to those children released from detention, which is the large majority. Kids In Need of Defense (KIND)'s caseload is soaring, and there are growing numbers of these uniquely vulnerable children in need of representation. Without KIND's help, thousands of them will be forced to appear in immigration court alone, losing their chance for a fair hearing, and risking deportation back to the conditions that spurred their initial flight.

Your gift in any amount will help KIND match more children with trained pro bono lawyers. It will support our work with government agencies and immigration courts to improve the immigration system’s efficiency and treatment of children.

KIND's position is that every child deserves safety and protection – and a fair chance. We must not lose sight of the vulnerable children in our midst. We cannot let them fall through the cracks and become a new generation of undocumented children living at the margins of society.

Please consider a special gift to help unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children obtain access to justice. Please click here to make a tax-deductible contribution right now.

On behalf of the children, we thank you.

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Wendy Young
Executive Director

P.S. The Department of Homeland Security has apprehended over 10,000 children since October and government sources project the numbers could reach an unprecedented 15,000 -20,000 by the end of September! 

P.P.S. Would you consider sharing this special appeal with friends and colleagues? Every gift, no matter the size, will help.