The Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project is the only organization in Arizona that provides free legal and social services to detained men, women, and children under threat of deportation.
On any given day
immigrant men, women, and unaccompanied minors are detained in Arizona.
Detained immigrants facing deportation in the U.S. do not have the right to a public defender. Without representation, many will lose their case and get sent back to the conditions they are fleeing. To some, this is a death sentence.
After suffering nearly fifteen years of physical and psychological abuse from her husband in Bolivia, Liliana separated from him. In the years that followed she struggled to make ends meet and support her children.
Eduard endured a turbulent childhood in Guatemala. When he was a baby, both his parents abandoned him to live with his grandparents. Around the age of eight, he went to live with his mother and stepfather.