Volunteer as a Child Advocate!
We are launching a Young Center office in Phoenix, Arizona and we would love for you to volunteer with us!
Volunteer Child Advocates must be 21 years of age, able to pass a criminal background check, proficient in Spanish, and able to attend our two-day training.
The Phoenix Child Advocate … Learn More
Young Center Policy Director Joins DHS Advisory Committee Calling for End of Detention of Children with Parents
In 2015, the Department of Homeland Security appointed an Advisory Committee to advise the agency on its Family Residential Centers, where immigrant children are detained with their parents—almost exclusively mothers from Central America. The Young Center’s Jennifer Nagda was among the 14 Advisory Committee members appointed by Secretary Jeh Johnson. … Learn More
THE YOUNG CENTER IS HIRING IN LA, SAN ANTONIO, PHOENIX, NYC, AND CHICAGO!
The Staff Attorney position is a unique opportunity for an attorney to engage in written and oral advocacy on behalf of children in removal proceedings. The Staff Attorney will draft and submit best interests recommendations in immigration court, before asylum offices, to public interest attorneys, to the pro bono bar, … 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 live, 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.
Professor Jonathan Todres posted the following call to action on the Bringing Human Rights Home Blog: “Next week is Yom Kippur (Sundown, October 11 to Sundown, October 12), the Day of Atonement on the Jewish calendar. As tradition has it, …
Young Center Calls on President to Protect Central American Children
September 8, 2016
Today the Young Center joined nearly 400 organizations in calling on President Obama to extend temporary protected status (TPS) to particularly vulnerable children from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador. TPS is a form of humanitarian protection that provides a stay …
“I tried to explain that I would be killed if I went back to Guatemala,” the woman wrote in a translated affidavit prepared by her attorney. “Everyone only spoke Spanish with us. It was very difficult to communicate. No one …