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.

Who We Serve


In Honduras, Daniel suffered serious domestic violence at the hands of his stepfather, who would lock him out of the house for nights at a time when he was as young as five years old.


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.

News and Media

We Will Fight Back

Today, President Trump made official the anti-immigrant policies he announced in a speech late last week. We stand firmly against the administration’s attempts to illegally restrict the ability of migrants [...]

How You Can Stand with Immigrants Today

The Florence Project is dismayed and horrified by the Trump administration's decision to continue the militarization of the southern border and to violate U.S. and international laws by attempting to [...]

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Laura Brookham, PsyD, Red Mountain Psychological Services Dr. Laura Brookham has been dedicating her time to the Florence Project on a pro bono basis since 2009. She first became involved through [...]


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