News and Events

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

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 [...]

Florence Project Condemns the Expansion of ‘Remain in Mexico’ to Tucson

Earlier this week, the Florence Project joined partner organizations across the country to advocate for the preservation of the United States’ asylum system and against the Remain in Mexico plan. To learn this plan is being implemented in the Tucson sector, in our own community, is nothing short of devastating. [...]

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 [...]