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.
“This Entire System Is Designed to Make Things Impossible for Immigrants”
Sponsors of Migrant Children Face Steep Transport Fees and Red Tape
New York Times
Five Immigrant Children Sue trump Administration Over ‘Jail-Like’ Conditions
The forced drugging of migrant children is illegal
12-year-old immigrant prescribed antidepressants in shelter due to distress over family separation, lawsuit alleges
After Court Ruling, 3 Immigration Detention Centers Could Close
Practice Advisory: Preliminary Injunction in Lucas R. v. Becerra
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
Help us realize our mission to Center Youth and create a world where every child thrives.