Shriver Center interview with Executive Director Maria Woltjen
The Shriver Center recently published an interview with three immigration attorneys working with unaccompanied children, including Maria Woltjen: “Our priority now is to advocate that before any child is deported, there is a determination of whether the child can be safely repatriated.”
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Young Center Director Woltjen to speak at Chicago Council on Global Affairs event on October 30th
Some 90,000 children are expected to arrive in the United States in 2014, fleeing escalating violence in Central America. Debate as to whether these unaccompanied minors represent a humanitarian crisis or a border security challenge has dominated headlines for months, and policymakers continue to grapple with how to respond. Join… Learn More
Young Center Attorney Testifies Before IACHR Delegation
On Monday, September 29, 2014, The Young Center Supervising Attorney Elizabeth Rieser-Murphy testified before a delegation of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. Appearing before IACHR Second Vice-Chair Felipe Gonzalez (Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants and Country Rapporteur for the United States) and… 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.
The Young Center is hiring in New York, Washington, D.C., Houston and the Rio Grande Valley!
January 20, 2015 The Young Center is thrilled to announce that we are expanding the Child Advocate Program and opening offices…
New York Immigration Groups Prepare to Meet Demands of New Policy
November 28, 2014 New York Immigration Groups Prepare to Meet Demands of New Policy President Obama’s sweeping executive actions on immigration present…
The Young Center is hiring in South Texas!
October 28, 2014 New Positions at the Young Center – Apply Today! The Young Center is thrilled to announce that we…