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The Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project - ProBono

The Florence Project recruits, trains and mentors attorneys who

graciously accept our cases on a pro bono basis. Pro Bono attorneys
represent detained immigrants in removal proceedings in connection
with our Florence, Eloy, and Children Programs. Depending on the
stage of the proceedings, pro bono attorneys may appear before an
immigration judge, the Board of Immigration Appeals, circuit courts
of appeal or federal district courts. Cases range in subject matter
and include cancellation of removal for legal permanent residents,
citizenship claims, adjustment of status for refugees, political
asylum, Convention Against Torture relief, and acquiring Special
Immigrant Juvenile Status. We also seek pro bono attorneys with
criminal law experience to seek post conviction relief in
appropriate cases.
By representing detained immigrants, pro bono attorneys personally
make a difference in remedying the inequality of representation for
individuals in deportation proceedings. They also gain invaluable
professional experience.
If you have questions about our pro bono program or are interested
in accepting a case with us please contact our pro bono coordinating
attorney, Nancy Acevedo,
Pro Bono Attorney Resources
Index of Training Presentations
U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (Department of Homeland
U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (Department of Homeland
Office of Refugee Resettlement (Department of Health & Human
Executive Office of Immigration Review (Department of Justice)
Board of Immigration Appeals (Department of Justice)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Phoenix Immigration Court
U.S. District Court, Phoenix, Arizona


BIA Practice Manual
Eloy Detention Facility (CCA)
Florence Service Processing Center (ICE)
Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Ninth Circuit Local Rules
Phoenix Immigration Court Local Operating Procures

EOIR Forms

American Bar Association Commission on Immigration
American Immigration Lawyers Association
American Immigration Law Foundation
Amnesty International Country Reports
Asylum Law
Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, University of California,
Hastings College of the Law (Gender law and asylum)
Children & Family Justice Center, Northwestern University School of
Law (children survivors of torture)
Detention Watch Network
EOIR Virtual Law Library (with BIA precedent decisions)
Human Rights Watch, Country Specific Reports
Human Rights Watch, Children's Rights Division
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Immigration Equality (resources for LGBT asylum claims)
Immigration Law in the Ninth Circuit
Immigration & Nationality Act
Immigration Regulations (CFR Title 8)
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
Refugee Law Center
United Nations High Commission on Refugees
U.S. Committee for Refugees & Immigrants Resource Library
(gang-related asylum, SIJS resources)
University of Minnesota Human Rights Library / Refugee & Asylum
U.S. State Department Country Reports
Women's Human Rights Net

Contact: via email - click here / Phone: 520.868.0191 / Fax: 520.868.0192

/ Mail: PO Box 654, Florence, AZ 85232