June 10, 2014 PRESS RELEASE
Teetering on the Edge: Preserving Protections for Unaccompanied Immigrant Children
July 10, 2014
In recent weeks, the President and members of Congress have acknowledged the humanitarian crisis forcing increasing numbers of unaccompanied children to flee Central America. Responding to this crisis, on Tuesday the White House asked Congress… Learn More
Our Testimony from Texas Joint Committee on Trafficking
On July 24, 2014 the Young Center’s Shalyn Fluharty testified before the Texas Joint Interim Committee to Study Human Trafficking in La Joya, TX. In her testimony, Shalyn discussed efforts by attorneys in our South Texas office to advocate for child trafficking victims who live in, or who are detained… Learn More
70,000 Kids Will Show Up Alone at Our Border This Year. What Happens to Them?
The article 70,000 Kids Will Show Up Alone at Our Border This Year. What Happens to Them? by Ian Gordon from the 2014 July/August Issue of Mother Jones quotes Young Center Director Maria Woltjen.
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In a doorless desert safe house in northwestern Mexico, the… 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.
Human Trafficking Panel - League of Women Voters
August 27, 2014 The League of Women Voters of Oak Park and River Forest will be hosting an expert panel on HUMAN…
FACT SHEET: Putting the Child Refugees in Context
August 8, 2014 Putting the Central American Children in Context…
TIME: "The Border and Obama"
July 17, 2014 The Border and Obama A young girl from Honduras waits for a northbound freight train to depart…