Welcome Our South Texas Staff Attorney, Jossiel Moreira!
New South Texas Staff Attorney
We are thrilled to welcome our new South Texas Staff Attorney, Jossiel Moreira, to the Young Center.
Jossiel A. Moreira, our latest Staff Attorney, joins the Young Center’s ever-growing Harlingen office. Having recently been barred by the State Bar of California, Jossiel continues to build on his… 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
Young Center’s Houston Office Holds First Child Advocate Training!
Houston Child Advocate Training
This past weekend, the Young Center trained 18 terrific volunteers who join the first Houston class of Child Advocates to help immigrant children in local shelters. The bilingual volunteers come to the Young Center from various backgrounds ranging from social work to law and education, and they… 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…
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…