Proposed Changes in Federal Policy that Will Harm Children
There are many reasons to be concerned about what has been proposed by the administration in its Executive Orders, directives issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) as well as Secretary Kelly’s public statements. Despite the sweeping nature and deeply troubling tone of these proposals, it is still unclear … Learn More
WEBINAR: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE FOR CHILDREN IN IMMIGRATION PROCEEDINGS
In case you missed our February 10th webinar on the recent Executive Orders and the impact on immigrant children, you can view the recording here. Young Center Policy Director, Jennifer Nagda, and Associate Director, Elizabeth Frankel will walk you through the existing legal regime and how the recent Executive Orders … Learn More
Special thanks to our recurring donors!
To you, our recurring donors, thank you! Monthly, quarterly, annually, your gifts help make sure the Young Center is here to fight for the safety of immigrant children. It’s your support that makes it possible for the Young Center to provide Child Advocates for the most vulnerable kids—not only today … 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.
You Don’t Use Children to Send a Message
March 7, 2017
Administration’s Plan to Forcibly Separate Children from their Parents
is Unconscionable: You Don’t Use Children to Send a Message
March 7, 2017—The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, John Kelly, announced on March 6th that his agency is considering …
In case you missed our February 10th webinar on the recent Executive Orders and the impact on immigrant children, you can view the recording here. Young Center Policy Director, Jennifer Nagda, and Associate Director, Elizabeth Frankel will walk you through …
Parents are Trying to Keep their Kids Safe
February 23, 2017
In a February 22, 2017 article from ABC News, Young Center Director Maria Woltjen challenged the idea that parents who seek to protect their children from extreme violence by sending them to the United States are trafficking their own children. …