“We must not be taken aback by their numbers, but rather view them as persons, seeing their faces and listening to their stories, trying to respond as best we can to their situation.”
Pope Francis called Americans to treat migrants, including migrant children, with fairness and dignity in his September 24, 2015 address to the United States Congress.… Learn More
Huge News for The Young Center: We're Growing!
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is thrilled to announce that it has won a new contract to provide Child Advocate services to unaccompanied immigrant children in Chicago, Brownsville (Harlingen), New Jersey/New York, Houston and Washington, DC. Under the contract the Young Center’s staff of Child Advocates—attorneys and social… Learn More
Unanimous N.J. Supreme Court Ruling Helps Immigrant Children Avoid Deportation Back to Homes Where They Have no Fit Caretaker
The Young Center joined with American Friends Service Committee and KIND to urge the New Jersey Supreme Court to clarify the law regarding protection for children who’ve been abused, abandoned and neglected. On August 26, 2015, the New Jersey Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision clarifying the distinct roles of… Learn More
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 has finished college, was granted citizenship, and has been accepted in the biotechnology program at Texas A&M University. He has graciously lent his name to this organization.
Report finds family detention damages children’s health and well-being
August 25, 2015 Family detention damages children’s health and well-being. On August 19th, Human Rights First issued a report finding that…
"One Year Later" Blog Series
July 24, 2015 The Migrant Clinician’s Network provides critical medical services to migrant communities, including unaccompanied children. The Network has posted…
Young Center Opposes House Bills that Undercut Protections for Immigrant Children
March 5, 2015 Yesterday, the Young Center urged members of the House Judiciary Committee to reject bills that would undercut critical…