Shriver Center interview with Executive Director Maria Woltjen
The Shriver Center recently published an interview with three immigration attorneys working with unaccompanied children, including Maria Woltjen: “Our priority now is to advocate that before any child is deported, there is a determination of whether the child can be safely repatriated.”
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We are asking for your support to deploy teams of Child Advocates to advocate for the best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children in three new cities: New York, Houston, and the D.C. metropolitan area. Thousands… Learn More
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
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.
Hispanic Heritage Month Event: Unaccompanied Children Crisis Event
September 17, 2014 Check out Hispanic Heritage Month Event at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology on the unaccompanied kids crisis.…
NOW HIRING: Join Our Team!
September 12, 2014 New Positions at the Young Center – Apply Today! September 2014. The Young Center is thrilled to announce that we…
Immigration Law Experts agree President has Legal Authority to Protect Immigrants from Deportation
September 3, 2014 136 Leading Experts on Immigration Law Agree: President Has Legal Authority to Expand Relief to Immigrants September 3,…