WBEZ, Human Commodity
Today, Fanny Clonch is a high school teacher living in Chicago. But for a period of her childhood, after being orphaned in Morocco, she was trapped in households where she was nothing more than a commodity. The story of her grandmother, who as a child had been sold into slavery… Learn More
Released: Framework for Considering the Best Interests of Unaccompanied Children
On Wednesday, May 25, 2016 the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights at the University of Chicago released the Framework for Considering the Best Interests of Unaccompanied Children, the result of a multi-year dialogue between federal agencies and nongovernmental organizations. This year the government projects more than 70,000 unaccompanied children… Learn More
THE YOUNG CENTER IS HIRING IN LA AND HOUSTON!
The Staff Attorney position is a unique opportunity for an attorney to engage in written and oral advocacy on behalf of children in removal proceedings. The Staff Attorney will draft and submit best interests recommendations in immigration court, before asylum offices, to public interest attorneys, to the pro bono bar,… 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.
VICTORY: Texas to stop denying US-born, citizen children their full citizenship rights
July 25, 2016 In 2013, Nancy Hernandez gave birth to a baby girl in a hospital in Texas. When she went…
Dubious? How about Dangerous
July 20, 2016 This week, the New York Times Editorial Board issued a stinging rebuke of the Administration’s detention of children…
Louis, from Guatemala, living in New York, says he is "the luckiest guy alive"
July 19, 2016 Featured in Humans of New York: “My parents brought me from Guatemala when I was fourteen. Immigration wasn’t…