1. A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System


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    This Migration Policy Institute panel discussion on unaccompanied minors focuses on a report by Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) and the Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) at UC Hastings College of the Law, A Treacherous Journey: Child Migrants Navigating the U.S. Immigration System. The panel moderated by Kathleen Newland, Director of the Refugee Protection and Migrants at MPI, includes speakers Elizabeth Dallam, KIND National Legal Services Director, Lisa Frydman, CGRS Associate Director and Managing Attorney, Karen Musalo, CGRS Director, and KIND Executive Director Wendy Young. The discussion focuses on the conclusion that children face a system created for adults that is not required to consider the child’s best interests. Despite the potentially enormous impact of the proceedings on their lives and futures, unaccompanied children are not provided lawyers to help them navigate the complex requirements of immigration proceedings. Read the report here: http://www.supportkind.org/en/about-us/resources/doc_download/63-a-treacherous-journey-child-migrants-navigating-the-u-s-immigration-system The report is also available at http://www.cgrs.uchastings.edu.

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    • Junio 27, 1954 en EL SILENCIO DE NETO / June 27, 1954 in THE SILENCE OF NETO


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      The scene where Neto's family listens to president Arbenz's resignation speech followed by uncle Ernesto's farewell advice to Neto. // Escena de la familia de Neto escuchando al presidente Arbenz abdicar, seguida de la despedida del tío Ernesto con su consejo final a Neto.// VEA PELÍCULA ENTERA // WATCH ENTIRE FILM: http://luisarguetaa.com See the movie on http://luisarguetaa.com

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      • CMS Dialogue: Surge of Unaccompanied Minors


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        Recent months have seen a dramatic increase in migration to the United States by unaccompanied minors, spurred by gang violence, crop failure, domestic abuse, and other factors. Charitable legal services programs and community-based organizations are reporting nearly a doubling of the number of apprehensions of migrant children without parents or guardians, notwithstanding the extraordinary perils these children confront in migrating to the United States and in the US-Mexico border region. Wendy Young, Executive Director of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), discusses the causes of this humanitarian crisis and the challenges it presents for the children, non-governmental organizations, and the different US government agencies that are responsible for the protection and humane treatment of these children. KIND is a non-profit organization founded by the Microsoft Corporation and actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie. It provides legal counsel to unaccompanied refugee and immigrant children in the United States. Karen Grisez, Public Service Counsel with Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP and member of the CMS Board of Trustees, introduces the speakers. Donald Kerwin, CMS’s Executive Director, moderates the session. Ms. Young’s presentation is followed by short responses from Judge Gabriel Videla, who adjudicates the cases of unaccompanied minors in New York Immigration Court, and Wendy Claudio, who directs an Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded program which provides shelter, schooling, health care and legal services for unaccompanied immigrant children at Children’s Village. As with past CMS dialogues, the event includes an exchange between the speakers and the audience.

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        • Children on the Run: An Analysis of First-Hand Accounts from Children Fleeing Central America


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          This Migration Policy Institute event with UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres features findings from UNHCR’s report, "Children on the Run," which examines the increasing numbers of children from Central America and Mexico who head off alone to find refuge in the United States, fleeing violence, insecurity, and abuse in their communities and at home. The panel moderated by Kathleen Newland, Director of the Refugee Protection and Migrants, Migration, and Development Programs at MPI, also includes speakers Javier Sagredo, an advisor in the UN Development Programme's Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, and Leslie E. Vélez, UNHCR Senior Protection Officer. A troubling new trend has emerged among those seeking asylum: the number of children making the treacherous journey alone and unaccompanied from Mexico and the countries of Central America—particularly El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala—has doubled each year since 2010. And the U.S. government estimates 60,000 children will reach U.S. soil this fiscal year in search of safe haven. This discussion surrounding the UNHCR study, which was based on interviews that a team of researchers did with more than 400 unaccompanied children, analyzes the reasons behind the growing migration of this vulnerable population and makes recommendations for a way forward. The UNHCR report is available online here: http://www.unhcrwashington.org/sites/default/files/UAC_UNHCR_Children%20on%20the%20Run_Full%20Report.pdf

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          • Texas Episcopalians Caring for Refugees at the Border


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            Episcopalians at St. John's in McAllen, Texas, are responding to the pastoral needs of refugees at the border. The Right Reverend Michael Curry, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of North Carolina, interview the Rev. Jim Nelson and Peter Thaddeus of St. John's. They and the good people of the church and of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas are responding to the deeply human needs of our brothers and sisters who are refugees. Theirs is a story you may not hear in the new, but it's some good news that must be told.

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            • Unaccompanied Minors and Their Journey through the US Immigration System


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              In this Migration Policy Institute (MPI) event, experts focus on the causes of the increase in unaccompanied minor migrants, the situation these minors face once detained or apprehended, and the challenges confronting both nongovernmental organizations trying to provide aid and the US government agencies responsible for processing minors through the US immigration system. Speakers include Wendy Young, Executive Director of Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) (00:02:41); Jessica Jones, Equal Justice Works Fellow, Detention and Asylum Program (00:21:11), Women's Refugee Commission; and Michelle Brané, Director of the Detention and Asylum program, Women's Refugee Commission (00:34:49). Kathleen Newland, MPI Co-Founder and Director of the Refugee Policy and Migrants, Migration, and Development Programs moderates the panel (00:00:02). Fore more on MPI's Refugee Policy Program, visit www.migrationpolicy.org/research/refugee.php.

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              • National Pro Bono Project for Children


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                CLINIC's National Pro Bono Project for Children matches unaccompanied with pro bono attorneys. Help a child facing deportation by representing and guiding the child through immigration proceedings.

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                • Artesia August 13 2014


                  from Angie Williams / Added

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                  Description of the events of our experience in the immigration detention for women and children in Artesia, NM. Lawyers and advocates working to ensure some minimal amount of due process for asylum seeking women and children fleeing violence, poverty and abuse in Central America.

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                  • Operation Serenade


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                    Produced: February 2013 Togethr. A new way to send gifts to friends! http://www.togethr.ca/index.html Available for both iPhone and Android users! This is one of our first promotional gigs! We were so happy to be able to work with the team at Togethr and market their product. We are super excited for future projects with Togethr! Another Big Thanks to the UW Unaccompanied Minors! Phenomenal Acapella group from right here in the Waterloo region! Check em out. http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Unaccompanied-Minors/110262162332939?fref=ts Who are we? http://www.cinemahouseproductions.com/ We are filmmakers with a passion. Three High Schoolers from Cambridge, Ontario approaching film from a fresh perspective.

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                    • Refugee resettlement services face financial limbo


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                      The Office of Refugee Resettlement recently restored some of the money for refugee programs, like the one run by Church World Service in Greensboro, N.C., that it had taken away early this summer to deal with the influx of unaccompanied minors crossing the border. But Congress has to approve a new budget in October, and funding for refugee resettlement programs could be in flux again. See the project here: wapo.st/1oNAETB

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