Posts Tagged children’s rights

Tippecanoe and Child Abuse, Too: We Only Have a Voice When We Make Some Noise

Tippecanoe and Child Abuse, Too: We Only Have a Voice When We Make Some Noise

The National Association of Counsel for Children is not a political organization in the “I Like Ike” or “Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” sense of things. We don’t care if you’re a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Green or Whig, we just want you to get on board with smarter policy and stronger supports for kids and their families. We’re willing to educate candidates who admit to being Know-Nothings, and we’ll even shoot the bull with Bull Moose. If there are any people

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Advocating for Felipe: Immigration, Deportation, and a Child’s Right to Counsel

Advocating for Felipe: Immigration, Deportation, and a Child’s Right to Counsel

Ten-year-old Felipe[1] grew up in El Salvador, where his family became the targets of gang members. His cousin and father were killed, and his mother was forced to flee the country. Felipe and his siblings later became targets themselves, and fearing what would happen to them, they fled El Salvador and sought refuge in the United States. Felipe and his siblings will soon stand before an immigration judge who has the power to order them deported. The federal government will

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The Rush to Injustice: Defending Children’s Rights for Unaccompanied Minors

The Rush to Injustice: Defending Children’s Rights for Unaccompanied Minors

refugee: a person who flees or is expelled from a country, esp. because of persecution, and seeks haven in another country. Festinatio justitiae est noverca infortunii. The hurrying of justice is the stepmother of misfortune. Error qui non resistitur approbatur. An error that is not resisted is approved. Black’s Law Dictionary, Eighth Edition. Of all the solutions to the current crisis of unaccompanied minors entering the U.S. through our southwestern border, the most popular – supported by the public, members of

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