NCYL works to ensure that immigrant children are able to live in communities rather than in government custody and have access to the resources and opportunities they need to heal and thrive. We use a combination of federal litigation, state and federal policy advocacy, stakeholder education, and coalition building to uphold and expand the rights of detained immigrant youth as well as immigrant children in the community.
In our capacity as co-counsel on Flores v. Garland we represent the class of all immigrant children in federal custody. In this role, we regularly meet with detained immigrant youth to identify and resolve violations of their rights by the federal government. Our team’s litigation and policy work is informed directly by the words of our clients.
Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Who Are Pregnant And In US Custody Are Being Moved Across State Lines To Access Abortion Services
NBC LX Interview on 'Children's Safe Welcome Act' with Melissa Adamson
NBC LX (YouTube)
Biden administration looks to protect abortion rights of migrant minors following Dobbs ruling
Teen Ukrainian refugee who endured month in custody reunited with aunt in San Francisco
The GOP Could Stop Abortions for Child Migrants Who Are Victims of Rape
We Must Do More for Children Seeking Safety at Our Borders
Unregulated & Unsafe: The Use of Emergency Intake Sites to Detain Immigrant Children
Guidance for Mental Health Professionals Serving Unaccompanied Children Released from Government Custody
A New Way Forward: What Congress Must Do to Protect the Dignity, Health, and Safety of Children in Immigration Custody
A Trauma-Informed Approach for Newcomer Immigrant Youth
Child Welfare & Unaccompanied Children in Federal Immigration Custody - A Data and Research Based Guide for Federal Policy Makers
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