MISSION AND VISION
Our mission is to provide free legal and social services to detained adults and unaccompanied children facing immigration removal proceedings in Arizona. Our vision is to ensure that all immigrants facing removal have access to counsel, understand their rights under the law, and are treated fairly and humanely.
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Serve as an attorney for cases referred by the Project on a pro bono basis.
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Omar, a Florence Project client, was brought to the U.S. at age 4 and knows no other home besides Arizona. He shared his story with Florence Project supporters at a fundraising event in April of 2016.
UPDATE: This event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. FLORENCE PROJECT HOST FAMILY INITIATIVE JOIN THE FLORENCE PROJECT AND HELP UNACCOMPANIED CHILDREN IN ARIZONA Please join the Florence Project for an informational session for those interested in learning more about our HOST FAMILY INITIATIVE. Thursday, May 26 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM[…]
“Fighting for immigrant rights with the Florence Project was a very rewarding experience for our pro bono team in 2015.” – Perkins Coie LLP Read more in the Perkins Coie Pro Bono Annual Report. We are so grateful to our pro bono partners!
It’s a really busy time for the Florence Project. That is why we ask that please you consider making a donation on Arizona Gives day (April 5, 2016). Why are we so busy this time of year? Since the summer of 2014, the numbers of unaccompanied children fleeing to the United States have dramatically increased,[…]
In the past, Arizona has had a reputation for being exclusionary and even mean-spirited. But as Florence Project supporters, we know an Arizona that is inclusive and cares about justice for all. We know that there is a great deal of amazing social justice work going on around our state. Some of the great work[…]
You’re invited to a house party fund raiser benefiting the Florence Project. Thursday, April 7, 2016, 5:30pm -7:30pm Phoenix, AZ
On March 10th and 11th, 2016, the AZ AILA Chapter will presents the “Breaking Bad Border Policy” 2016 Conference. On March 10, there will be a border tour in Nogales, and on March 10, conference sessions will be held at the AZ Summit Law School, Phoenix AZ. The conference will include sessions on a number[…]
This Saturday, February 6, Florence Project Managing Attorney, Rekha Nair, will be speaking as a part of a panel at the 2016 Career Planning Workshop at the ASU College of Law. In addition, we will be at the Government/Public Interest Networking Fair at Arizona State University’s College of Law on Wednesday, February 10, 2016. Come[…]
The Florence Project
The Florence Project is a nonprofit legal service organization providing free legal and social services to men, women, and unaccompanied children in immigration custody in Arizona. Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people in immigration removal proceedings. As a result, an estimated 86 percent of the detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally through direct service, partnerships with the community, and advocacy and outreach efforts.