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Reentry Resource Center - New York

Serving People from Arrest to Reintegration

Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

  • Organization: The Florence Project
  • Date Created: Wednesday, April 05, 2006
  • Submitted: Wednesday, April 05, 2006
  • Attachment(s): PDF

The Florence Project is a nonprofit legal service organization that provides free legal services to men, women and children detained by the Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), formerly known as the INS. Although the government assists indigent criminal defendants and civil litigants through public defenders and legal aid attorneys, it does not provide attorneys for people facing deportation charges. As a result, 90 percent of the detained people go unrepresented due to poverty. The Florence Project strives to address this inequity both locally and nationally.