Florence Immigrant Refugee Rights Project Encourages Donations

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Florence Immigrant Refugee Rights Project
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A former partner at an immigration law firm, immigration attorney Christopher Stender spent five years at the San Diego, California, firm. Dedicated to helping others, immigration attorney Christopher Stender supports several charitable endeavors, including the Florence Immigrant Refugee Rights Project (FIRRP).

Established in 1989, FIRRP offers nonprofit legal and social services to unaccompanied children and detained adults facing immigration proceedings in Arizona. According to the organization, approximately 86 percent of detained individuals do not have representation due to poverty.

On April 5, 2016, which is Arizona Gives Day, FIRRP encouraged supporters to make a donation to the organization. Arizona Gives Day highlights work done by nonprofits across the state; since its inception in 2013, the day of sharing has raised more than $4.5 million. During the past two summers, FIRRP has seen a spike in unaccompanied children that flee to the United States. Donations to the organization not only offer social services and legal defense for these children but also give them hope that they can have a better life in the United States.


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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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