Standing in the justice gap
The Young Center is a champion for the rights and best interests of unaccompanied immigrant children, making sure that wherever they land, whether here in the U.S. or in their home country, they are safe.
Unaccompanied children who are fleeing violence, trafficking, abuse and extreme poverty.
They are all alone.
For the safety and well-being of each child, while they’re detained and throughout deportation proceedings—every step of the way.
For the creation of an immigration system that serves children.
The Young Center is Named for One of the First Children we Served, Young Zheng.
The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights pays tribute to the children we serve by naming the organization after one of our first clients, Young Zheng, a young man from China who was smuggled by ruthless traffickers at the age of 14, and expected to work off a debt of $60,000.