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
With thanks to you, the Young Center is expanding and will now be able to champion the best interests of many more unaccompanied immigrant children
Today, we are witnessing a historic migration to the U.S. of unaccompanied children. The number of children arriving so far this year is higher than ever before, and the U.S. is preparing detention facilities across the country. Most of the children are sent by families desperate to get them out… Learn More
GAO report calls Young Center Child Advocate Program Very Effective and Calls for Expansion
On April 19th, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) released a report on their year-long audit of the Child Advocate program at the Young Center. The GAO interviewed attorneys, immigration judges, detention facility staff, and representatives from the Office of Refugee Resettlement and found that over 70% of the Young… 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.
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, PHOENIX, SAN ANTONIO AND MORE!
April 21, 2016 The Staff Attorney position is a unique opportunity for an attorney to engage in written and oral advocacy…
Huge News for The Young Center: We're Growing!
April 20, 2016 The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights is thrilled to announce that it has won a new contract…