Because the government does not provide attorneys for people in immigration removal proceedings, an estimated 86 percent of the detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. Detained immigrants facing deportation in the U.S. do not have the right to a public defender. Without representation, many will lose their case and be sent back to the conditions they are fleeing. To some, this is a death sentence. It is the mission of the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project to provide free legal and social services to detained adults and unaccompanied children facing immigration removal proceedings in Arizona.
Join us as Rekha Nair, the Phoenix Legal Action Network Lead attorney at the Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project, discusses the need for quality, free legal services for low-income, immigrants and refugees through stories about the journeys of asylum seekers.
You can visit the Florence Project’s website for a documentary story project at this link: https://firrp.org/
You will also find some of their client stories here: https://firrp.org/client-stories/
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