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[…]
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This year, the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project celebrates 25 years of providing free legal services to immigrant children, women, and men detained in Arizona. As a supporter of the Florence Project, you know that everyone deserves the right to an attorney, the right to justice, and the right to humane treatment. This is[…]
The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project Intern Positions *All Summer 2015 Intern Positions are currently full, please check back for Fall 2015 Intern opportunities! About the Florence Project The Florence Project is a nonprofit legal service organization that provides free legal services to men, women and children detained in Arizona by the Immigration and[…]
JOIN US! For a panel discussion on representing LGBT detainees, the obstacles to justice LGBT detainees face, and how community organizations like the Arcoiris Liberation Team is responding. Oct. 10, 2014 Panel Discussion: 6:30-8:30pm Mingle with both FIRRP Staff attorneys and the Arcoiris Liberation Team after 7:30. Location: Phoenix Pride Community Center, 201 N. 2nd[…]
JOIN US! For a panel discussion on representing unaccompanied immigrant children, the recent increase of children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, and the effects of increased border enforcement. Sept. 5, 2014 Panel Discussion: 6:30-7:30pm Mingle with both FIRRP Staff attorneys and our featured author after 7:30 at the Book Bar (same location) Location: the new[…]
Attention all interested in CLE (Continued Legal Education) on Kids Cases! Talented Florence staff, Laura Belous, Esq. and Golden McCarthy, Esq., will be leading a CLE on Representing Unaccompanied Minors JULY 25TH from 9am-12pm. Please click on the flyer to see event details and contact information.
Since the issue of unaccompanied immigrant children has hit the news, we’ve gotten a number of requests about how to help! While the kids are in federal custody and direct volunteer opportunities are limited, there are a number of things concerned community members can do. Here are some ideas: 1. Donate to the Florence Project! We[…]