Your support helped make success stories like Pablo’s possible:
Pablo* was 16 when he fled El Salvador. He had to leave quickly and had no time to plan. For months Pablo had been harassed by gang members until one day they threatened to harm him. On his own, Pablo traveled through Guatemala and Mexico. As he neared the U.S.… Learn More
Young Center Releases Framework for Considering the Best Interests of Unaccompanied Children
Release of “Framework for Considering the Best Interests of Unaccompanied Children”
The Young Center has released the Framework for Considering the Best Interests of Unaccompanied Children, the result of a multi-year dialogue between federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations. This year the government projects more than 70,000 unaccompanied children will arrive… Learn More
Young Center Giving Day for #SafeKids
Today, on International Day for the Protection of Children, the Young Center is holding a Giving Day. For every dollar we raise today, we receive $5 from U.S. government.
Our Child Advocates are the backbone to our work for immigrant children. Xuan is one of our advocates. Here is her… 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.
9th Circuit to Hear Argument on Whether Immigrant Children Should be Provided Legal Representation
June 28, 2016 Next week in Seattle, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear the case over the rights…
GAO finds Young Center Child Advocate Program should Expand to Keep Pace with Number of Children
April 22, 2016 This week the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) released a report on the work of the Young Center…
THE YOUNG CENTER IS HIRING IN LA, SAN ANTONIO, HOUSTON AND MORE!
April 21, 2016 The Staff Attorney position is a unique opportunity for an attorney to engage in written and oral advocacy…