Welcome New York Supervising Attorney, Anjela Jenkins!
New York Supervising Attorney
We are delighted to welcome our New York Supervising Attorney, Anjela Jenkins, who joined The Young Center in January 2015.
Anjela Jenkins is the Supervising Attorney for our New York office. Anjela is a proud Panamanian-American who comes to the Young Center from the South Texas… Learn More
Young Center Submits Testimony Urging Protections for Vulnerable Children
At the Young Center, our Child Advocates know all too well that our laws do not prevent the deportation of children unsafe situations in their home countries. To help drive this point home, the Young Center recently submitted testimony to the Senate Homeland Security Government Affairs Committee. The testimony provides… 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
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.
"One Year Later" Blog Series
July 24, 2015 The Migrant Clinician’s Network provides critical medical services to migrant communities, including unaccompanied children. The Network has posted…
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…