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Gillibrand Leads Senate Colleagues In Call For Strengthened Protections For Immigrant Children In Government Custody

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) led her Senate colleagues in the introduction of the Protection of Kids in Detention (PROKID) Act, which would improve and enforce transparency, protection, and accountability for all immigrant children in government custody.

The PROKID Act has been endorsed by the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights, National Center for Youth Law, Prevention Institute, Kids in Need of Defense (KIND), Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, Save the Children, Church World Service, Witness at the Border, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Acacia Center for Justice, National Immigrant Justice Center, Futures Without Violence, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP), National Education Association, and Women’s Refugee Commission.