Our Clients

Emiliano

Emiliano

Client Stories
Animation by Paola Roman for the Florence Project   “Stick out your tongue if you can understand,” a nurse told Emiliano*. The 16-year-old boy lay in a pediatric care facility in...
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Jared

Jared

Client Stories
“I felt true happiness. I suddenly felt calm. It was a moment full of hope and I said thank you, God,” recalls our client Jared* (pictured on the left) regarding...
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Alam

Alam

Client Stories
In 2019, Alam fled his home in Bangladesh because his family faced persecution due to their political beliefs. The government began violently cracking down on anyone who opposed the ruling...
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Zabi

Zabi

Client Stories
Zabi is a young man who fled Afghanistan in 2021, fearing for his safety because his family worked with U.S. forces. ️After 1.5 years detained, he won immigration relief this month...
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Maria & Ivan

Maria & Ivan

Client Stories
"When I received this photo of my clients Ivan and Maria holding their granddaughter, I almost cried." says Ana Sofia Cabello, Florence Project Detention Action & Response Team (DART) Managing...
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Eduardo & Antonio

Eduardo & Antonio

Client Stories
Eduardo* and Antonio* met while working on a Cuban development mission to Venezuela. Eduardo was a dental hygienist; Antonio was an electrician. They fell for each other, but they didn’t...
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Alexey

Alexey

Client Stories
Alexey had to flee Russia after protesting Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Alexey grew up east of Kyiv and considers Ukraine his “motherland”. He moved to Russia as an adult to...
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Mariana

Mariana

Client Stories
Mariana first came to Arizona as a foreign exchange student from Brazil. She returned to the U.S. after high school with plans to attend college. She was eligible for legal...
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Joaquin

Joaquin

Client Stories
Joaquin* arrived with his father to the U.S.-Mexico border at the height of the 2018 family separation crisis. His father had previously lived in the U.S., but Joaquin had never...
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Camila

Camila

Client Stories
  This Mother’s Day is different for ourclient Camila*. She can’t be with her mom, which makes her sad, but the important thing is that she, her husband, and their...
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Gerardo

Gerardo

Client Stories
Illustration by Echo Rigg for the Florence Project Gerardo* came to the U.S. seeking safety after cartel violence in Mexico changed his life forever. When he was just nine years...
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Perla

Perla

Client Stories
We always celebrate the resiliency and advocacy of our LGBTQ clients. Many have fought bravely for gay, bisexual, and transgender rights in their home countries. And some, like Perla, helped...
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