Join Us in Standing with Dreamers
After the administration’s announcement that it plans to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), hundreds of thousands of immigrant youth now face tremendous uncertainty about their future. They stand to lose their jobs and their homes. They could face separation from their families and deportation to a country entirely… Learn More
A Veteran ICE Agent, Disillusioned with the Trump Era, Speaks Out
In March, two months after President Trump took office, I received a text message from a veteran agent at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ice). I had been trying to find field agents willing to describe what life was like at the agency in the Trump era. This agent agreed to … Learn More
The Young Center is Hiring in NY!
The Young Center is excited to announce that it’s hiring for a staff attorney in our New York office! The following is more information about the position:
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights invites applications for the position of New York Staff Attorney in one of the Young Center’s … Learn More
The Young Center is Named for One of the First Children we Served, Young Zheng. The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights pays tribute to the children we serve by naming the organization after one of our first clients, Young Zheng, a young man from China who was smuggled by ruthless traffickers at the age of 14, and expected to work off a debt of $60,000. In fear for his life, Young endured more than two years of detention and legal battles to remain in the U.S. All the while, his Child Advocate stood by him, advocated for his release and against deportation. Young Zheng was granted citizenship. He has finished college, and received a graduate degree in biotechnology from Texas A&M University. He has graciously lent his name to this organization.
Now is the time to save DACA!
August 28, 2017
Yet another analysis shows the incredible contributions of youth and young adults with DACA.
Read more here: www.americanprogress.org.…
Today the Young Center’s Executive Director Maria Woltjen (University of Chicago Law School), Board President Elissa Steglich (University of Texas School of Law) and Director of Programs and Policy Jennifer Nagda (University of Pennsylvania Law School) joined more than 100 …
Blaming Child’s Parent “Unconscionable”
July 18, 2017
We are “destroying trust in the nation’s child protection framework,” by targeting the parents of immigrant children seeking safety in the United States, says Olivia Golden, the former head of the District of Columbia’s child welfare system. Read her compelling …