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

“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 [...]

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 [...]