Stand in solidarity with immigrants.

The Florence Project provides free legal services, social
services, and advocacy to immigrants facing detention
and potential deportation. Your tax-deductible
donation makes this work possible.

On any given day

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immigrant adults and children
are detained in Arizona.

What We Do

Without the right to a public defender, both adults and children in immigration detention appear in court alone without an attorney. They may be deported back to the unsafe situations they have fled. The Florence Project offers them a lifeline through free legal and social services and advocacy.

Legal Services

Our team of attorneys and legal assistants provide legal education and representation to adults and children in immigration detention.

Social Services

Our team of social workers facilitate our trauma-informed provision of legal services and provide critical support to address our clients’ needs beyond their legal cases.

Advocacy

Our advocacy team advances the rights of adults and children in immigration detention and advances systemic change.

The People We Serve

Emiliano

Animation by Paola Roman for the Florence Project   “Stick out your tongue if you can understand,” a...
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Jared

“I felt true happiness. I suddenly felt calm. It was a moment full of hope and I said...
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Alam

In 2019, Alam fled his home in Bangladesh because his family faced persecution due to their political beliefs....
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Zabi

Zabi is a young man who fled Afghanistan in 2021, fearing for his safety because his family worked with...
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Maria & Ivan

"When I received this photo of my clients Ivan and Maria holding their granddaughter, I almost cried." says...
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Eduardo & Antonio

Eduardo* and Antonio* met while working on a Cuban development mission to Venezuela. Eduardo was a dental hygienist;...
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Alexey

Alexey had to flee Russia after protesting Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Alexey grew up east of Kyiv and...
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Mariana

Mariana first came to Arizona as a foreign exchange student from Brazil. She returned to the U.S. after...
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Joaquin

Joaquin* arrived with his father to the U.S.-Mexico border at the height of the 2018 family separation crisis....
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Camila

  This Mother’s Day is different for ourclient Camila*. She can’t be with her mom, which makes her...
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Gerardo

Illustration by Echo Rigg for the Florence Project Gerardo* came to the U.S. seeking safety after cartel violence...
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Perla

We always celebrate the resiliency and advocacy of our LGBTQ clients. Many have fought bravely for gay, bisexual,...
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Gonzalez Family

We met the Gonzalez family at the Kino Border Initiative migrant aid center in Nogales, Sonora. They came...
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Afshin

Afshin sits by a lake in North Carolina. He is happy here. But it took a long journey...
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Ahmed

In 2020, a young man named Ahmed* fled Yemen after the country’s civil war engulfed his community. He...
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Carolina

Six years after migrating from Guatemala to start a new life in the United States, our client Carolina*...
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Ramon

Ever since he turned 18, Ramon* has lived on his own and worked a full-time job at an...
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Luan

In spring 2021, we received a call from a family in Westchester, New York. The caller was named...
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Mauricio

Mauricio is a U.S. Army veteran who was deported to Mexico eleven years ago despite having grown up...
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Rodrigo

Growing up, Rodrigo’s* mother called him “chiclet,” like the Mexican chewing gum, because he stuck to his father...
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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide free legal and social services to detained adults and unaccompanied children facing immigration removal proceedings in Arizona.

Our Vision

Our vision is to ensure that all immigrants facing removal have access to counsel, understand their rights, and be treated fairly and humanely.

The Florence Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing inequity in the immigration system both locally and nationally through direct services and strategic partnerships, advocacy, and outreach efforts.

Resources
For Pro Bono Attorneys

These resources are designed to assist pro bono attorneys when representing people who are detained in immigration proceedings.

For Criminal Defense Attorneys

New! Updated Quick Reference Chart for Determining Immigration Consequences of Selected Arizona Offenses.

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News & Reports
Honoring and Celebrating our 2023 Pro Bono Attorneys and Volunteers!

Honoring and Celebrating our 2023 Pro Bono Attorneys and Volunteers!

News and Events
Next week is Pro Bono Appreciation Week and we are excited to share with you the winners of our 2023 Pro Bono Appreciation Awards! On Thursday, October 19, 2023, we...
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Florence Project Welcomes Ruling Vacating Asylum Ban in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Biden

Florence Project Welcomes Ruling Vacating Asylum Ban in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Biden

News and Events
The Florence Project is relieved and heartened by the decision in East Bay Sanctuary Covenant v. Biden to vacate the asylum ban, though it will not take effect for 14...
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Advocating for LGBTQIA+ Asylum Seekers

Advocating for LGBTQIA+ Asylum Seekers

News and Events
This Pride Month, I want to tell you about my story and the people I serve.   I came into this work because of my own identity and family history. My...
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