Christopher Stender: Support the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project

An immigration attorney for more than 23 years, Christopher Stender has supported the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP).

Providing free legal services to individuals detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement in the state of Arizona, the Florence Immigration and Refugee Rights Project is able to reach out to those in need because of compassionate professionals who volunteer their skilled services to help others. If you are interested in supporting immigrants and refugees in America, there are a number of ways to help. The organization is always in need of pro bono attorneys, interpreters, administrative assistants, researchers, and medical professionals. Other avenues for helping include joining the Detention Watch Network and spreading awareness by scheduling FIRRP talks at your organization or office.

FIRRP is dedicated to addressing inequities and improving the lives of immigrants and refugees. For more information on the organization’s direct services and outreach efforts, visit


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About Christopher Stender

After working for three years as Assistant Chief Counsel for the San Diego District of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, Christopher Stender launched a law partnership in 1993. Initially known as Stender & Larkin, the firm was renamed Stender & Associates, PC. Christopher Stender and his team of bilingual associates provide comprehensive immigration-related legal services, working with individuals held at Arizona’s detention centers and prisons in Eloy and Florence, as well as at California’s detention centers in El Centro, San Diego, and San Pedro. Christopher Stender assists in bond procurement and payment, visitation and hearing scheduling, and detainee transportation. He is known for taking tough cases, promoting novel legal theories, and getting positive results for his clients. He routinely appears before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the First, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Prospective clients can read about the immigration process in both English and Spanish on his website. Christopher Stender spent his undergraduate years at the University of Würzburg, Germany, and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1990 from the Syracuse University College of Law. An East Coast native who lived abroad for two years, Christopher Stender has traveled extensively throughout Europe. In addition to his native English, he speaks German and Spanish. He supports Grace Point Church, Homeless Outreach, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Tijuana Schools Mission, and Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. He lives with his wife and four children in San Diego.

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