Welcome Our New National Case Director, Sarah Diaz!
New National Case Director
We are delighted to welcome our National Case Director, Sarah Diaz, who joined The Young Center in December 2014.
Sarah Diaz is the National Case Director for The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. Ms. Diaz comes to the Young Center with over 10 years of experience working in the… Learn More
Young Center’s Call for Best Interests Standard a “Big Idea” for Children
On March 11, 2015, First Focus—a national, highly-regarded and bipartisan advocacy organization for children and families—published Pioneering Change: Innovative Ideas for Children and Families 2015. The Young Center’s call for the implementation of a “best interests of the child” standard for children in immigration proceedings was selected as one of… Learn More
Welcome Our New Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator, Hannah Kessler!
New Administrative Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator
We are thrilled to welcome our new administrative assistant/volunteer coordinator, Hannah Kessler, to the Young Center.
Hannah Kessler is the Administrative Assistant and Volunteer Coordinator for the Young Center in Harlingen. Hannah is new to the South Texas region – she recently moved from Charlotte, North Carolina. In… 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.
Young Center Opposes House Bills that Undercut Protections for Immigrant Children
March 5, 2015 Yesterday, the Young Center urged members of the House Judiciary Committee to reject bills that would undercut critical…
U.S. delays Obama's immigration steps after judge's rebuke
February 17, 2015 U.S. delays Obama’s immigration steps after judge’s rebuke (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s administration on Tuesday delayed implementing…
NY Times: Dealt Setback, Obama Puts Off Immigrant Plan
February 17, 2015 Dealt Setback, Obama Puts Off Immigrant Plan WASHINGTON — One day before hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants…