Our Response to the Consortium Referral Process and the Restoration of Asylum at the Border

The Florence Project and its partner organizations supporting migrants at the Arizona/Sonora border are relieved that some asylum seekers are finally able to seek protection at the Nogales Port of Entry through the recently announced “Consortium” referral process. However, this announcement does not change our commitment to advocating with migrants for the full restoration of […]


Every weekday at 5:30 a.m., Silvestre* takes a bus to a construction site and moves earth in a land he longs to call home. The 18-year-old works with an uncle doing ground excavation for new housing developments in Tucson, Arizona. After work, he commutes back home to take online classes from a charter high school, […]