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

Our Statement on the Trump Administration’s Remain in Mexico Plan

The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project strongly condemns the Trump administration’s latest announced policy that would illegally require asylum seekers to wait in Mexico while their asylum cases are adjudicated. The policy, announced on December 20, 2018, is yet another in a series of calculated decisions that violate the [...]

Community Partners Support Asylum Seekers

This September, staff at the Florence Project partnered with doctors at Banner Health UMC to train clinicians on how to do pro-bono medical and psychological evaluations for asylum seekers. “All of our clients could benefit from this service,” says Katie Ruhl, Pro Bono Mentor at the Florence Project. “If it [...]

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 [...]