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News and Events2018-10-26T16:59:57-07:00

Florence Project and Kino Border Initiative Demand ICE Release Abused Transgender Detainees

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2019 Florence Project and Kino Border Initiative Demand ICE Release Abused Transgender Detainees Clients report severe mistreatment while in ICE custody Tucson, AZ – The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project (Florence Project) and the Kino Border Initiative (KBI) today are calling on Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) to [...]

Honoring and Celebrating our Pro Bono Attorneys!

On Thursday, October 24, 2019, we celebrated and honored our generous, dedicated, and talented pro bono attorneys at our annual Pro Bono Appreciation Event! Without our pro bono attorneys, who donate their time and talent to represent men, women, and children in immigration detention, our work truly wouldn’t be possible. [...]

Million Dollar Match for Migrants

In the past year, immigrants seeking safety in the United States have faced unprecedented injustice. In Arizona, the number of people in detention has doubled. Families continue to be separated. Asylum seekers find themselves in an increasingly complex legal system. For thirty years, the Florence Project has been the only [...]

Stand Against the Expansion of Expedited Removal

The Florence Project is deeply concerned about plans to expand expedited removal, a tool used to quickly remove those who have recently entered the U.S. and are in very close proximity to the border. Under existing policy, only persons who are within 100 miles of the U.S. border and who [...]

Our Statement on the Trump Administration’s New Asylum Rule

Today, the Trump Administration announced yet another attack on the rights of asylum seekers in the United States. The rule would bar asylum applications from anyone who crosses through another country on the way to the United States and does not seek asylum in that country. Essentially, this means that [...]

Presidential Memorandum Furthers Attack on Asylum Seekers

In yet another step to punish refugees for seeking asylum, on April 29, 2019, President Trump released a memorandum enumerating his plans to further restrict asylum seekers’ access to protection. The memo proposes policies that will fundamentally undermine asylum seekers’ access to a fair day in court while also creating [...]