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

We Will Fight Back

Today, President Trump made official the anti-immigrant policies he announced in a speech late last week. We stand firmly against the administration’s attempts to illegally restrict the ability of migrants to seek asylum. The right to seek asylum, regardless of whether one presents at a port of entry, is unambiguously [...]

How You Can Stand with Immigrants Today

The Florence Project is dismayed and horrified by the Trump administration's decision to continue the militarization of the southern border and to violate U.S. and international laws by attempting to restrict many migrants from seeking asylum. On Monday, October 29, the Trump administration announced over 5,000 troops would be deployed [...]

2018 Lifetime Achievement Award

Laura Brookham, PsyD, Red Mountain Psychological Services Dr. Laura Brookham has been dedicating her time to the Florence Project on a pro bono basis since 2009. She first became involved through HealthRight International,  a human rights organization which had funding for a program to train psychologists and physicians to do pro [...]

2018 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

Josh Bendor is the Florence Project’s 2018 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. Each day this week, we will feature one of the pro bono professionals who will be honored at our Annual Pro Bono Appreciate Event on October 25, 2018. Josh Bendor, Osborn Maledon Since he took his first [...]

2018 Children’s Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

Vianey Hurtado is the Florence Project’s 2018 Children's Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. Each day this week, we will feature one of the pro bono professionals who will be honored at our Annual Pro Bono Appreciate Event on October 25, 2018. Vianey Hurtado, Thomas Law Firm Vianey K. Hurtado first [...]

2018 Adult Pro Bono Attorney of the Year

Ron Kilgard is the Florence Project's 2018 Adult Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. Each day this week, we will feature one of the pro bono professionals who will be honored at our Annual Pro Bono Appreciate Event on October 25, 2018. Ron Kilgard, Keller Rohrback Ron Kilgard became involved with [...]

Our New Hires

We are excited to announce that we have hired two attorneys who will work exclusively on cases of family separation, representing both detained parents and their children with the goal of reunification, not detention. This is only possible with your support, thank you! Maite Garcia is a longtime advocate for [...]

Social Services Team Helps Clients Navigate Complicated Processes

For many of our clients, winning their immigration case is just the beginning of a long and complicated process to integrate into life in the United States. Getting settled can be complicated and full of processes that are difficult to navigate, particularly when language barriers and lack of transportation are [...]

BUILDING A COMMUNITY: CHILDREN’S TEAM SECURES REPRESENTATION

In March of 2016 I was given the opportunity to attend an on-site training hosted by the Vera Institute of Justice in Washington D.C. It was an incredible opportunity to come together with other representatives from legal service providers, to discuss our struggles, our triumphs, and construct new ways to [...]