➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Kids in Need of Defense: How to Help Children Facing Deportation
American Bar Association, GP Solo – February 26, 2017
Imagine finding yourself in a courtroom in a country where you do not speak the language or understand the customs. Faced with testifying under oath, filing documents, and arguing against experienced government lawyers, you have only a translator to assist you. Now imagine in this scenario that you are 12 years old, and the outcome of the proceeding means the difference between reuniting with your mother or returning to a village where your life or bodily autonomy are threatened. For many children, this is not a hypothetical situation. Kids in Need of Defense (KIND) is a nonprofit organization working to connect these children with lawyers who can help them navigate the daunting immigration process.