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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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Last week the new administration unleashed multiple executive orders, many of which, if carried out, will have a severe impact on our work assisting detained immigrants in Arizona. We are deeply concerned about planned increases to detention, prolonged detention of immigrants including asylum seekers, and a threatened increase to expedited removal, a form of fast[…]
On September 1, 2016, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP hosted the Florence Project’s Pro Bono Appreciation and Awards Ceremony. This special event is dedicated to recognizing the importance of the work pro bono attorneys do for our clients every day. “For me it has been an honor to serve with the Florence Project in a[…]
For many of our clients, winning their immigration case is just the beginning of a long and complicated process to integrate into life in the United States. Getting settled can be complicated and full of processes that are difficult to navigate, particularly when language barriers and lack of transportation are involved. This was no different[…]
In March of 2016 I was given the opportunity to attend an on-site training hosted by the Vera Institute of Justice in Washington D.C. It was an incredible opportunity to come together with other representatives from legal service providers, to discuss our struggles, our triumphs, and construct new ways to help our clients. We met[…]
Katia, an indigenous woman from Nicaragua, met her husband, Orlin, when she was 18 years old. After just a month together, he became extremely abusive. He would beat Katia and their daughter regularly, nearly killing them on several occasions. He treated herlike a slave, like she was his property. Katia reported Orlin’s abuse to the[…]
Join us for an Open House Happy Hour Fundraiser on Thursday, October 13 to celebrate our brand new Phoenix office. Suggested donations $50 or $100, Co-Host $250. Seeking event sponsorships starting at $500. (And don’t forget that your donation is eligible for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.)
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Immigrants’ Rights Are Workers’ Rights, and Workers’ Rights Are Immigrants’ Rights: Recovering Unpaid Wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act
This is a guest post from Ty Frankel, Esq., an associate at Bonnett, Fairbourn, Friedman, & Balint, P.C. and a valued member of the Florence Project’s Board of Directors. The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) is the federal law governing overtime and minimum wage for workers across the United States. If workers have not been paid the requisite minimum[…]
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.