Lobbying Relationship

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KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE

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KIDS IN NEED OF DEFENSE

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  • KIND advocated on the following legislation: H.R. 2043/S.2468, Fair Day in Court for Kids, all provisions related to access to legal representation for unaccompanied children S. 3540, Central America Reform and Enforcement Act, all provisions related to addressing country conditions and root causes of migration, preventing and combating violence (including sexual and gender-based violence), corruption, and impunity; promoting access to legal representation; and strengthening asylum systems and access to protection. H.R. 6193, Central America Family Protection and Reunification Act, all provisions addressing the separation and reunification of migrant and refugee children and families H.R. 7030, Prevent Child HARM Act, all provisions related to preventing use of information for sponsorship and family reunification for enforcement purposes S. 3624, Families, Not Facilities Act, all provisions related to preventing use of information for sponsorship and family reunification for enforcement purposes; provisions related to case management and legal services for unaccompanied children; provisions related to advisory committee for ORR facilities H.R. 7047/S. 3558, Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act, all provisions related to treatment and legal rights of migrant and refugee children at the border, training of staff, screening by child welfare professionals, conditions for children in custody, and tracking of families in immigration system. S. 3036, Keep Families Together Act, all provisions related to preventing separation and detention of migrant and refugee families and promoting family unity H.R. 6135 Keep Families Together Act, all provisions related to preventing separation and detention of migrant and refugee families and promoting family unity S. 1312, Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017, provisions related to protection for victims of trafficking, including child advocates Department of Homeland Security appropriations, report language related to preventing family separation, promoting use of alternatives to detention, and preventing use of information for sponsorship and family reunification for enforcement purposes. State and Foreign Operations appropriations, all provisions and report language related to addressing country conditions and root causes of migration; preventing and combating violence (including sexual and gender-based violence), corruption and impunity; promoting legal representation; and strengthening asylum systems and access to protection. House and Senate, legislation addressing use of and screening by child welfare professionals at the border House and Senate, legislation providing assistance to address and prevent sexual- and gender-based and domestic violence against women and children in Central America. Issues/Administrative: Access to legal representation for migrant and asylum-seeking children Detention of and enforcement against migrant and refugee families and children (including separation of families at the border; family reunification; use of family detention and alternatives to detention; screening of and potential ICE enforcement against sponsors; release of children from detention) Use, oversight, and conditions of ORR influx facilities, including Tornillo Protections for immigrant and refugee youth and unaccompanied children (including Flores; TVPRA; UAC determinations; Central American Minors Program; DREAMers; TPS) Administration of the immigration courts/immigration proceedings; discretion and independence of immigration judges Administration of benefits, procedures, and protections for child asylum seekers, child victims of trafficking or severe crime, and those seeking Special Immigrant Juvenile status Root causes of migration/regional stability (funding and policies to address country conditions and violence, including sexual and gender-based violence, and corruption/impunity; enhancing capacity of protection systems and access to protection) Conditions and safety of children in federal immigration custody (including prevention of sexual abuse and assault; compliance with PREA in ORR facilities) Ability of unaccompanied children to access ports of entry to request humanitarian protection Availability of asylum protection and applicable standards/scope of review for survivors of domestic and gang violence, and families Presidential proclamation and DHS/DOJ interim final rule and related USCIS guidance barring asylum eligibility to certain individuals, including to unaccompanied children Proposed Migration Protection Protocols/Remain in Mexico policy and potential impact on migrant and refugee children and families Proposed discussions/negotiations related to a safe third country agreement with Mexico and the potential impact on migrant and refugee children and families Proposed HHS regulations related to family reunification/sponsor forms; interagency information-sharing; enforcement against sponsors of unaccompanied children Proposed DHS/HHS regulations related to the Flores Settlement Agreement, protections for unaccompanied children in DHS and ORR custody Proposed DHS (USCIS) regulations related to public charge grounds, impact on vulnerable populations Proposed DHS (USCIS) revisions to forms/applications for fee waivers, impacts on unaccompanied children and survivors of violence
  • KIND advocated on: Department of Homeland Security appropriations, report language related to preventing family separation, promoting use of alternatives to detention, and preventing use of information for sponsorship and family reunification for enforcement purposes. State and Foreign Operations appropriations, all provisions and report language related to addressing country conditions and root causes of migration; preventing and combating violence (including sexual and gender-based violence), corruption and impunity; promoting legal representation; and strengthening asylum systems and access to protection.

Duration: to

General Issues: Immigration, Budget/Appropriations

Spending: about $323,000 (But it's complicated. Here's why.)

Agencies lobbied since 2017: U.S. Senate, House of Representatives, Homeland Security - Dept of (DHS), Health & Human Services - Dept of (HHS), Justice - Dept of (DOJ), State - Dept of (DOS), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Office of Management & Budget (OMB)

Bills mentioned

H.R.601: Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 and Supplemental Appropriations for...

Sponsor: Nita M. Lowey (D-N.Y.)

H.R.391: Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act of 2017

Sponsor: Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah)

H.R.495: Protection of Children Act of 2017

Sponsor: John Carter (R-Texas)

H.R.2798: No Russian DACHA Act

Sponsor: Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-N.J.)

H.R.2826: Refugee Program Integrity Restoration Act of 2017

Sponsor: Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho)

H.R.3548: Border Security for America Act of 2017

Sponsor: Michael McCaul (R-Texas)

H.R.3697: Criminal Alien Gang Member Removal Act

Sponsor: Barbara Comstock (R-Va.)

S.1757: Building America's Trust Act

Sponsor: John Cornyn (R-Texas)

S.1312: Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2017

Sponsor: Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)

S.1311: Abolish Human Trafficking Act of 2017

Sponsor: John Cornyn (R-Texas)

S.1615: Dream Act of 2017

Sponsor: Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.)

S.1937: Border Security and Deferred Action Recipient Relief Act

Sponsor: Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.)

S.2192: SECURE Act of 2017

Sponsor: Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa)

H.R.2579: Broader Options for Americans Act

Sponsor: Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio)

H.R.4796: USA Act of 2018

Sponsor: Will Hurd (R-Texas)

S.2367: USA Act of 2018

Sponsor: Christopher A. Coons (D-Del.)

H.R.2043: Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2017

Sponsor: Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.)

S.2468: Fair Day in Court for Kids Act of 2018

Sponsor: Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)

H.R.5850: Puerto Rico Higher Education Disaster Relief Act

Sponsor: Jenniffer González-Colón (R-Puerto Rico)

S.3106: Higher Education Mental Health Act of 2018

Sponsor: Bob Casey (D-Pa.)

H.R.3440: Dream Act of 2017

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

H.R.6135: Keep Families Together Act

Sponsor: Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.)

S.3036: Keep Families Together Act

Sponsor: Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)

H.R.2572: Protect Family Values at the Border Act

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

H.R.5950: HELP Separated Children Act

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

S.2937: HELP Separated Children Act

Sponsor: Tina Smith (D-Minn.)

H.RES.927: Condemning the Trump administration's zero tolerance policy.

Sponsor: Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.)

H.R.6136: Border Security and Immigration Reform Act of 2018

Sponsor: Robert W. Goodlatte (R-Va.)

H.R.4760: Securing America's Future Act of 2018

Sponsor: Robert W. Goodlatte (R-Va.)

H.R.6193: Central America Family Protection and Reunification Act

Sponsor: Eliot L. Engel (D-N.Y.)

S.3093: Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act

Sponsor: Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)

H.R.6190: Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act

Sponsor: Daniel Webster (R-Fla.)

H.R.6181: Keep Families Together and Enforce the Law Act

Sponsor: Rick Crawford (R-Ark.)

S.3091: Protect Kids and Parents Act

Sponsor: Ted Cruz (R-Texas)

H.R.6195: Protect Kids and Parents Act

Sponsor: David A. Brat (R-Va.)

S.3227: REUNITE Act

Sponsor: Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

S.3478: FAMILIES Act

Sponsor: Ron Johnson (R-Wis.)

S.3540: Central America Reform and Enforcement Act

Sponsor: Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.)

S.3474: Responsibility for Unaccompanied Minors Act

Sponsor: Rob Portman (R-Ohio)

H.R.7030: Prevent CHILD Harm Act of 2018

Sponsor: Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)

H.R.7047: Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act

Sponsor: Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.)

S.3558: Child Trafficking Victims Protection and Welfare Act

Sponsor: Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii)

S.3567: No Internment Camps Act

Sponsor: Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)

H.R.6692: Alternatives to Detention Act of 2018

Sponsor: Anthony Brown (D-Md.)

S.3624: Families, Not Facilities Act of 2018

Sponsor: Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)

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Lobbyists

Lobbyists named here were listed on a filing related to this lobbying engagement. They may not be working on it now. Occasionally, a single lobbyist whose name is spelled two different ways on filings may be represented twice here.

Lobbyist Covered positions?
Jennifer Podkul Policy Director
Cory Shindel Policy Associate
Cory Smith n/a

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Once a lobbying engagement begins, the lobbyist or firm is required to file updates four times a year. Those updates sometimes change which lobbyists are involved or add new issues being discussed. When lobbyists stop working for a client, the firm is also supposed to file a report disclosing the end of the relationship.

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Source: Clerk of the U.S. House of Representatives and Secretary of the Senate

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