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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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During this challenging year, the Florence Project secured asylum for over 70 unaccompanied children in Arizona, children who fled from violence or persecution in their home countries and sought refuge in the U.S. This means that, thanks to you, over 70 courageous clients, like Carlos, will be safe from harm this holiday season. Carlos grew up in El[…]
Genesis is a transgender woman who is fighting for the right to be free from discrimination, abuse, and life-threatening harm. Genesis was raised by her grandmother in Honduras; however, she often visited her mother on the weekends. When she was about 10 years old, her stepfather began molesting her. She was also abused by boys[…]
We’re excited to honor five of our most dedicated pro bono attorneys and professionals at our Annual Pro Bono Appreciation Event, on October 26, 2017. All five of these individuals have committed their time and talent to tirelessly advocate for detained immigrants in Arizona. In doing so, they have expanded access to justice for men,[…]
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[…]
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.