Special thanks to our recurring donors!
To you, our recurring donors, thank you! Monthly, quarterly, annually, your gifts help make sure the Young Center is here to fight for the safety of immigrant children. It’s your support that makes it possible for the Young Center to provide Child Advocates for the most vulnerable kids—not only today … Learn More
Webinar: the Changing Landscape for Children in Immigration Proceedings
In case you missed our February 10th webinar on the recent Executive Orders and the impact on immigrant children, you can view the recording here. Young Center Policy Director, Jennifer Nagda, and Associate Director, Elizabeth Frankel will walk you through the existing legal regime and how the recent Executive Orders … Learn More
“I learned that there are no errors in art. We have to be brave in life, not just in art.” ~Bety
Bety arrived when she was just 16 years old, having traveled by herself through Guatemala and Mexico. At the border, the first thing she did was ask the border patrol officer for help. She left her home fleeing violence and abuse. The Young Center was appointed as Child Advocate in … Learn More
The Young Center is Named for One of the First Children we Served, Young Zheng. 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 was granted citizenship. He has finished college, and received a graduate degree in biotechnology from Texas A&M University. He has graciously lent his name to this organization.
Parents are Trying to Keep their Kids Safe
February 23, 2017
In a February 22, 2017 article from ABC News, Young Center Director Maria Woltjen challenged the idea that parents who seek to protect their children from extreme violence by sending them to the United States are trafficking their own children. …
Pediatricians Unite for Immigrant Children
February 15, 2017
Today eight national organizations of pediatricians—physicians and researchers—offered their “renewed resolve to do everything we can to care for and protect immigrant children, refugee children, and all children” and asked the federal government to do the same. Their statement highlights …
Doctors Stand with Immigrant Children
January 27, 2017
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued a powerful statement calling upon the Administration to protect children, including those seeking safety in the United States. Dr. Fernando Stein, President of the AAP stated, “The Executive Orders signed [January 25, 2017] are …