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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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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[…]
Pro Bono Appreciation and Awards Ceremony Thursday, September 1, 2016 5:30 – 7:00 PM Generously hosted by Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP 201 East Washington Street, Suite 1200 in Phoenix Please join us to celebrate our pro bono attorneys and special awardees! Law Firm Partner of the Year – Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP Lifetime Achievement Award – Anthony Pelino,[…]
Did you know that by giving to the Florence Project you can receive up to a $800* Arizona tax credit? Basically, that means a free donation from you to provide legal and social services to detained immigrants in Arizona! The “Charitable Organization Tax Credit” is offered by the State of Arizona to organizations like[…]
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.
“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!
Federal immigration enforcement officials recently announced a wave of removals of parents and children, mainly from Central America, who came during the border surge in 2014. With these new rounds of arrests in the community, it is important that we know how to protect our rights. The Immigrant Defense Project, in partnership with the Center[…]
This is the third guest post from Dr. Emily Bashah, who worked with Florence Project staff to prepare clinical summaries and statements in support of VAWA and UVISA applications. She currently works under supervision of forensic psychologists, Dr. Toma and Dr. Kirkley, providing culturally competent psychological evaluations for immigrants, refugees, or asylum seekers held in[…]
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.