News and Events

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

Statement on Indefinite Southern Border Restrictions

Today the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indefinitely extended Title 42 public health restrictions at the border until “he determines the serious danger from COVID-19 has ceased.” These restrictions, implemented in the name of public health, are a farcical abdication of our duty to those [...]

Statement on Executive Order Severely Restricting Immigration to the U.S.

The Executive Order signed by President Trump on April 22, 2020 is nothing more than another brazen attempt to decimate the U.S. immigration system and separate families. It scapegoats immigrants in the midst of a global pandemic, despite the fact that immigrants across the country are putting their lives on [...]

The Florence Project Calls for Immediate Suspension of Immigration Court Proceedings

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project calls for the immediate suspension of all immigration court proceedings, joining similar requests from the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ), the ICE Professionals Union, and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The guidance from the CDC is quite clear: the only way to stop the [...]

Congratulations Gabi Corrales!

We are thrilled to announce that Gabriela Corrales is our new Director of Philanthropy! Gabi has long been involved with the Florence Project, starting years ago as a Legal Intern, then as a Staff Attorney, a Managing Attorney, and now as Director of Philanthropy. “I am so excited to transition [...]

Introducing our First Ever Program Managers!

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of the Florence Project's first ever Program Managers! Kaitlin Porter, Lillian Aponte Miranda, and Anthony Pelino will be managing and leading our social services, children’s, and adult programs respectively as we continue to grow in response to escalating attacks on the rights of [...]

Golden McCarthy is Named Deputy Director of the Florence Project

Golden McCarthy has been named the first Deputy Director of the Florence Project. Golden has been with the Florence Project for six years, joining as a Staff Attorney before spending four years as the Children’s Program Director. As Deputy Director, Golden will oversee the legal, social services, and pro bono [...]

Reflections on the Equal Justice Initiative’s Museum and Memorial

Twenty Florence Project staff members had the opportunity to visit the Equal Justice Initiative's Museum and Memorial in Montgomery, AL. Below are their reflections, in their own words, and photos from the visit. "I struggle to put into words the emotions I felt after this experience. Having the opportunity to [...]