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.
We Must Do More for Children Seeking Safety at Our Borders
These Children Fled Afghanistan Without Their Families. They’re Stuck in U.S. Custody.
Migrant children spend weeks at US shelters as more arrive
Biden administration faces lawsuit over ‘shockingly deplorable’ child migrant conditions in Texas
Why is the Biden administration still keeping migrant kids locked up? The saga of Title 42
Detained Immigrant Teens Feel Desperate And Hopeless At Emergency Shelters, Attorneys Say
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
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Judicial Decision-Making for Newcomer Immigrant Youth in Juvenile Justice Proceedings: Benchcard for Juvenile Court Judges
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