Florence Immigrant Refugee Rights Project Encourages Donations
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.