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

Statement on New Asylum Eligibility Bars

On October 20, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a final rule adding myriad new bars to asylum eligibility, effective November 20, 2020, 30 days after its official publication on October 21, 2020. It is the final version of a proposed rule that [...]

233 New Cases of COVID-19 Reported at La Palma Correctional Center

On Friday, August 28, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced 233 new cases of COVID-19 at La Palma Correctional Center in Eloy, AZ, signaling that the outbreak in ICE detention centers is far from controlled. This news underscores that the only way to ensure that detained immigrants are protected from [...]

Statement on the Final Rule on Fee Increases by USCIS

The Florence Project unequivocally condemns the Final Rule announced by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) increasing the fees charged by the agency. When this rule was proposed, the Florence Project submitted a comment urging USCIS to rescind the rule in its entirety, as it unduly burdens low income [...]

Statement on the Trump Administration’s Renewed Effort to Decimate DACA

On July 28th, the Trump administration announced that it will conduct a “comprehensive review” of the legality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This review will occur over the next 100 days and during that time the administration will reject all pending and new DACA applications; shorten the [...]

Statement on Proposed Asylum Regulations

Earlier this month, the Trump Administration announced devastating proposed changes to the United States asylum system. These proposed regulations, if implemented, would be the final blow to a system that has already been decimated over the last two years. They would effectively end asylum as we know it in the [...]

“This is a Life or Death Situation”

On June 10, NBC News published a news story about a letter that 70 people in detained in La Palma Correctional Center signed, blowing the whistle on the conditions they are facing inside the facility. “This place is a concentration camp, where we can only wait for the worst,” reads [...]

Florence Project, ACLU, ACLU of AZ, and Perkins Coie File Second Habeas Petition

Immigrant Advocates File Second Lawsuit Asking Federal Court to Order Immediate Release of Detained Migrants Due to COVID-19 Risk Immigrant advocates on Monday filed a second lawsuit in federal court, requesting the immediate release of 13 people who are at high risk for severe illness or death from COVID-19. Since [...]

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter. We aim to stand shoulder to shoulder with the Black community and demand accountability for the murders of Dion Johnson, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade, and countless, but not nameless, Black people before them. We know in our advocacy for immigrants that the struggle [...]

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 [...]

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